• 2
  • 0
John Pless's picture

Crystal Mill in October

got this shot last October and wanted to see what you thought about it. This is my first post here so I hope that i have done this correctly

Log in or register to post comments

10 Comments

Chris Jablonski's picture

Very striking image, John! What an amazing structure! What kind of mill is it? The trees with those backlit leaves frame it magnificently. I don't know if you had much choice of vantage points, but perhaps a composition with the mill off-centre would also work well. Hope to see more from you.

Joe Svelnys's picture

I'm going to have to agree, very striking. I'm not sure what more I can say or add.... perhaps a vertical frame showing a bit more of the water? Not being there myself it's difficult to say. Fantastic location. :)

Vijay Mewada's picture

Hi John. interesting selection. Dominance of yellow colour is beautiful and other landscape elements compliment. am sure you too known about the face facing the shot is in shade and can be enhanced. Wooden logged cabin, rock and yellow tree captured amazing.

However, I feel the composition is too cluttered. I may have cropped it to remove the right side trees and green shrubs in foreground. Given the possibility, the green trees could have been avoided.

We all go though such and keep improving with each frame. Good luck in your journey.

Black Z Eddie .'s picture

Very nice! I passed through that area back in 2013. I can kick myself for missing this.

John Pless's picture

thank you for your comments. to answer a few of the questions it had a sideways waterwheel and was use to run an air compressor for mining. I will look through what I have and see if I have a shot with more water in the bottom of the frame, it was a very small pool and there may not be much more. Also I agree with Vijay that maybe I should crop some off of the right side. I will make some modifications and repost

John Pless's picture

i have reposted the picture with a different perspective. More water in the bottom of the frame and less clutter on the right side.

Black Z Eddie .'s picture

I like the first one more. It feels like it's in the middle of nowhere surrounded by mountains and trees.

The second one, not feeling the lower angle. And, feels off balanced without the trees on the right. Also, the saturation is a little heavy.

Joe Svelnys's picture

I like the second composition more. it's give and take actually, you loose the mountains in the far back but I like the perspective/angle better.

Do you have a low angle like that but includes the tree on the right of the Mill? Being Fall, and in direct Sunlight, the image is full of color, which is awesome, but I'd drop the Saturation just a hair; but not too much.

John Pless's picture

thanks for the comments. maybe a combination of the 2 pictures is what I need to make this successful

Vijay Mewada's picture

Hi John. For me, the set up of the elements spells verticality. the tall tree adjoining complements the same. you may consider exploring these in your frames next as possible.