Crystal Mill



Zach and I just got home from teaching a workshop in stunning Colorado and what a great time it was! All of our workshops are intense learning experience for everyone and for us it’s no less than an awesome adventure!

Before our workshop started Zach and I thought we would visit Crystal Mill and I can honestly say it was the most adventurous road we have ever driven. When people tell you, it’s a rough road and only a four-wheel-drive vehicle will make it is certainly an understatement (lol). We had a new 2016 Toyota 4Runner with high clearance and believe it or not it was a challenge for that. Of course it had stock tires and would’ve been much better equipped if it had some nice all terrains on it. The weather was a little undecided and was pouring the snow down in the mountains which allowed me to capture slightly more drama than the typical mill shot.

All in all, it was a tremendous adventure and I look forward to the next one 🙂


  • Nikon D810
  • Tamron Lens –SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC
  • Gitzo GT3542xls tripod
  • Lexar CF Card
  • Nik Software
  • Exposure – 1.5 seconds
  • Aperture – f/16
  • ISO – 64
  • Manual Mode

Best of Light,


12 thoughts on “Crystal Mill

  1. I guess it’s no wonder you got a flat tire! Great shot, Ed. Nothing like right on the edge of the rocks. Looking forward to Maine!

  2. Hi Ed… Nice post! I’ve always been a huge fan of CO. Although I haven’t wandered off the beaten path as you described in this blog, I can only imagine it enhanced the images that much more!

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