Continuing with images from the Saugus Iron Works, today’s post highlights some of the enormous wooden machinery that was used in the production of iron during the seventeenth century.  It was difficult to discern exactly what these wheels were used for, but they were powered by a large waterwheel on the outside of the building and turned together like two giant sprockets.  They reside in one of the buildings that provides only limited access so I was unable to get down further to see more of how they once operated.  Regardless, they are quite impressive and full of character.

Camer settings: ISO 200, f/11, 18mm, 4 brackets


  1. Rich McPeek
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 6:36 am | Permalink

    Love the light and detail here Steven! Great work!

  2. Posted May 1, 2012 at 6:44 am | Permalink

    Super comp and the details and textures are great Steven.

  3. Posted May 1, 2012 at 7:11 am | Permalink

    Love the bit of lighting in this one Steven, great composition

  4. Posted May 1, 2012 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    Nice POV and textures Steven!

  5. Posted May 1, 2012 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    I really like you bold composition, Steven. And the details and lighting add lots of great drama.

  6. Posted May 1, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    Excellent details and composition Steven.

  7. doephotog
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    Love the details in this. Maybe it was to control air flow in the factory, or a cooling system?

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