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Crystal Mill

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2,498 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a rustic mill next to a stream in the woods; nature photograph created by John Freeman in Crystal Colorado

The Crystal Mill is an 1892 wooden powerhouse located on an outcrop above the Crystal River in Crystal, Colorado, United States. The mill is situated in one of the most beautiful, picturesque sites in the Colorado Rockies and reputed to be the most photographed area in Colorado state. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

Situated east of Marble, Colorado about 6 miles up a rugged 4x4 former mining trail road used by miners in the late 1800's, the mill is near the ghost town of Crystal at an elevation of 8,950 ft. The trail continues into the Elk mountains to through an area known as the "Devils Punch Bowl" and has a reputation of being the most deadly back country 4x4 trail in Colorado.

The mill was constructed in 1893 by George C. Eaton and B.S. Phillips, promoters of the Sheep Mountain Tunnel and Mining Company. The penstock powered the air compressor. In turn, the enormous compressor ran drills in the nearby Sheep Mountain and Bear Mountain gold mines. The drills were used to bore holes in the mine walls for the placement of dynamite. After the dynamite was detonated, the miners removed the whole ore.

Even after the operation shut down in 1917, the site has been preserved with the help of the Gunnison and Aspen historical societies and today The Crystal Mill remains an attraction for the city of Crystal.

Date & TimeJuly 21, 2021:  12:41pm - 1:19pm
LocationCrystal, Colorado
Coordinates39.059140, -107.104910
Focal Length300mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter1/320 sec
ISO200
Num of Exposures1864

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Produced using a specialty, large-format fine art printer operating at 300ppi resolution—the gold standard for sharpness
Printed onto heavyweight, 100% acid-free fine art canvas to preserve color-accuracy and longevity
Created using materials and methods that exceed the rigorous technical standards required to achieve the prized "giclée" industry rating
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Handmade by award-winning master printmakers with over 4 decades of experience
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Worldwide, perpetual usage*
Not for use in merchandise for sale
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Total Pixels2,497,683,223 px
Width56,987 px
Height43,829 px
Aspect Ratio1.3 : 1
Date & TimeJuly 21, 2021:  12:41pm - 1:19pm
LocationCrystal, Colorado
Coordinates39.059140, -107.104910
Focal Length300mm
Aperturef/11
Shutter1/320 sec
ISO200
Num of Exposures1864

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  • Use on webpages at sizes smaller than full‑screen
  • Wallpapers for devices with low‑resolution screens
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  • Marketing prints < 54x41 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 17 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 34 ft
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250 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 60x46 in
  • Marketing prints < 120x92 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 8 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 15 ft
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1000 megapixels
  • Fine art prints < 120x92 in
  • Marketing prints < 240x185 in
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  • Massive murals viewed from > 8 ft
full file
2498 megapixels
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  • Marketing prints < 380x292 in
  • Large murals viewed from > 2 ft
  • Massive murals viewed from > 5 ft
Fine art
prints
(300ppi)
Marketing
prints
(150ppi)
Large
murals
(~20x8 ft)
Massive
murals
(~40x16 ft)
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Digital
device
wallpapers
small
2 megapixels
< 5x4 in < 11x8 in less than
full-screen use
low-resolution
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medium
10 megapixels
< 12x9 in < 24x18 in full-screen use high-resolution
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large
50 megapixels
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> 17 ft away
if viewers will be
> 34 ft away
huge
250 megapixels
< 60x46 in < 120x92 in if viewers will be
> 8 ft away
if viewers will be
> 15 ft away
colossal
1,000 megapixels
< 120x92 in < 240x185 in if viewers will be
> 4 ft away
if viewers will be
> 8 ft away
full file
2,498 megapixels
< 190x146 in < 380x292 in if viewers will be
> 2 ft away
if viewers will be
> 5 ft away
Photo id: 10958