Sorry for the corny title, but it was just too easy.  This is the Forge at Saugus Iron Works, where iron was transformed so that it could be sold to merchants and blacksmiths.  My previous two posts from here have highlighted things inside these buildings, so today I thought I’d show what some of them look like from the outside.  Stepping back to see things from a distance, it’s really quite amazing how water was used to power this equipment more than 300 years ago.  Water was stored in large reservoirs and then run through the water wheels which powered the equipment.  It then would run off into the Saugus River below.  Fascinating.

Camera settings: ISO 200, f/11, 18mm, 1/200 second


  1. Posted May 2, 2012 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    Great scene Steven. I love these old buildings with their water wheels. This is wonderfully composed and captured.

  2. Posted May 2, 2012 at 7:23 am | Permalink

    Really cool shot here, I like the blurring, it works well. I had to laugh out loud at the title too man. Great work!

  3. Posted May 2, 2012 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    Nice scene Steven. I agree with Dave I really like the blurring as well. Well done.

  4. Posted May 2, 2012 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    Nice shot Steven, I like the slight tilt-shift effect.

  5. Rich McPeek
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    Very cool Steven! Love the blurring on this shot!

  6. doephotog
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    Nice one man, good job on the TS effect.

  7. leadinlines
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    Nice effect Steven, works well with the subject.

  8. Posted May 3, 2012 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    Excellent image here, Steven! I really like the detail on the wheel and forge building but the selective blur really adds a little mystique to the scene. Nice work, man.

  9. Rick
    Posted May 3, 2012 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    Really dig the TS on this image!

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