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Crystal Mill Rainbow

This is Crystal Mill in central Colorado. It was never actually a mill of any sort. It once housed a vertical water wheel, which in turn powered an air compress...
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This is Crystal Mill in central Colorado. It was never actually a mill of any sort. It once housed a vertical water wheel, which in turn powered an air compressor to supply a local mine. I was pretty pumped when one of my fall photos of this spot won a place in an international as exhibit held in Paducah, KY to be held later this summer.

I'm dedicating this shot to my 7 year old daughter who loves rainbows. Normally I'd use a slower exposure to smooth the water, but the rainbow didn't come out as well. Because this place sits pretty deep in a valley, I had to wait until around 9:30 for the rainbow to appear in the mist from the turbulent water. Because of the surrounding landscape, I couldn't position myself for a better shot of the rainbow on the right, but I'm still pretty pleased with the results. Enjoy!
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CanadianOutlaw
 
CanadianOutlaw June 08, 2013
Wicked !
PSJPhotography
 
PSJPhotography June 08, 2013
Lovely shot!
sam58
 
sam58 June 08, 2013
lovely place and nice shot !
blairwacha PRO+
 
blairwacha June 11, 2013
Thanks very much!
tjambga
 
tjambga June 25, 2013
Love, Love, Love it. Can I just follow you around and learn from you? LOL
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair June 25, 2013
Superb shot!
KristyLJ
 
KristyLJ June 25, 2013
Wow!!
DigitalDawn
 
DigitalDawn July 15, 2013
Wow Blair beautiful work here, love the HDR work, the colors, the location is cool and wicked, very very awesome. Great work!
csmmacker2004
 
csmmacker2004 August 04, 2013
Awesome shot.
JulianneBradford
 
JulianneBradford August 04, 2013
Your patience paid off beautifully..you have a terrific gallery!
Sandyfriedkin1942 PRO+
 
Sandyfriedkin1942 September 23, 2013
You should be more than pleased with the results. It is an amazing composition from a wonderful POV. The lighting & tones of the wood sky, water Trees & rainbow make it a definite Masterpiece! Sandy
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset November 01, 2013
Well said Billy this is wicked! Absolutely amazing capture with the rainbow and a super POV. I can hear the water flowing too. Well done Blair!
Celtic
 
Celtic December 07, 2013
i love this place!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon August 19, 2015
Congratulations Blair on your Finalist Win in Photographer of the Month Volume 11
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita August 21, 2015
superb...congrats once again Blair!
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 January 24, 2016
congratulations on your award!
gek1701
 
gek1701 July 25, 2016
One of the best shots of this old mill I haver seen!!
Tom121212
 
Tom121212 February 22, 2017
Very,Very nice image