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The Crystal Mill by Nate-Zeman The Crystal Mill by Nate-Zeman
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The now ghost town of Crystal, Colorado was founded in 1880. numerous silver mines were in operation here in the late 1800s and this was the mill that powered a mechanical air compressor for ore procesing. There is a 4 wheel drive trail that you can take to this mill thats about 10 miles round trip. We decided to hike the road instead. It ended up being a really really long day because it was a steady downpour of rain/snow the entire way there and back. I actually was glad it was raining and foggy though because i thought it would be a nice change from the sunny and blue sky photos you normally see from here. hope it was worth it!

Crystal Mill - Marble, Colorado

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othilissa Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
great place
excellent work
psyfre Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Knechter Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
I think i've seen it on an STIHL advertising...... !?!?
ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is a beautiful pic, nice shot!
youngyeller Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sir-Catherine Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The bottom left of the picture...what is it about the angle or lens manipulation you used that makes the water seem to run along a vertical edge, there in the corner?
Canon2010 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
you've been featured here: [link] :D
Summerlantis Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Student Writer
Amazing picture!! Did you see any old mining towns there? If so could you tell me what they look like?
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
yes there is an old mining town about 100 yards from the mill. Its called "crystal" im sure if you google that you can find pictures of what it looks like
NykkyWerwolf Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to live here! *.*
Quyden Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
randomly stumbled across this... VERY nice. Looks good enough to spawn a series of canvasses...
Karfunkelstone Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks so magical! :wow:
Darkroom317 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Beautiful shot
Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
This is an incredibly beautiful scene. Thank you for sharing such an amazing capture.
rotf101 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Hm...I'm curious if you happen to know Stephen Oachs. He took a very similar photo of the exact same building. His photo is here: [link]
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
i dont know him no... the crystal mill is one of the most photographed spots in cololorado actually so lots and lots of people have photos of it
rotf101 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Interesting. That's good to know. I might go visit sometime then.
gunslinger87 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
I have seen so many photos of this mill, this is the best one Astheticaly and Artisticaly! ;p

I'd like to build a model of that mill one day. Just because its so kool looking! :D

Again, Excelent work!
danUK86 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010   General Artist
Pretty sure it doesn't get any more perfect than this :D

Amazing place, love where they've built the hut and the steps:) Fantastic colours too!
gold-rose Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work has been feature in my journal:[link]
sugababe59 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
amazing photo :wow:
poetcrystaldawn Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
This piece has been featured here: [link]

Thank you for your art!! :handshake:
Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello :wave:
I have featured your amazing photo here
Miss-Poet Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
Okay, this picture is really amazing!!
It's so perfect!
uae4u Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely gorgeous ! :heart:

may i ask what lens or filter you used here ? :)
Kage-Ringo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
O_O wow, the picture is stunning! and i really love the angle!
erin-margaret Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009   Photographer
That is so beautiful,I hope I go there some day.
NitzkaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I recently saw a poster at this exact location in the gift shop at Buffalo Bills grave site....but your shot is way better ;)
talisman11 Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
This is gorgeous.
LenikLAS Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009   Photographer
excellent shot
modelsandme Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
wonderful shot,was this area used in a movie with jack nickleson,no i cannot remember the title!
TICxTOC Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
This is very beautiful, I want to live there. The best thing about it is that it is not a photo manipulation. Great work.
EmilyKPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
featured in my journal.
Metsamies Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
beautiful shot - the fog and grey really make this shot. Love the angle. Reminds me of some areas around Golden, BC!
DorianAG Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
oh sweet J.C.... absolutely stunning!
plexar37 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
robot7290 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
I keep looking back on this shot in awe. I agree, it looks much better with the sky as it is; it would be a bit harder to imagine this with a stark-blue sky.
slipp3ry Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
very impressed by your photos... i have been browsing them the past 10 minutes or so... just awesome.
Star-buck Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008
I really do love the shot of Crystal Mill you took this year, but this one is still my favorite of the two. There's just something about the atmosphere of this one I love. The water is a lot more interesting here, too.

They are both perfect pictures. My reason for loving this one more has nothing to do with how you took the's just what nature decided to do that day. :) I don't mind the bare trees here. It adds to the feeling. So does the mist.
You did an amazing job....both pictures are breathtaking! It's cool how different the trees look now from about this time last year with it only being a couple days difference.
keimonas Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
I want there.
1001G Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
i have a puzzle of this...yours is so much prettier.:D....
grandtheft Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008
Wow! I was there just a few weeks ago for my first time and it is beautiful! Except that road is incredibly rough!
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008  Professional Photographer
yeah it is.. i just hike to it
grandtheft Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008
zackyg Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
if im ever any where close to crystal, colorado, im going to try and go see it because of this picture.
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Professional Photographer
the nearest town is marble. from there its a ten mile hike to the mill.... you can drive the 4wd trail to the mill too if you have the right car
artweller24 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
alexwise Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
mybearjana Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
It was definitely worth it! A stunning photograph indeed!
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