Saugus Water Wheel

Click on photo or hit your L key to see enlarged on black.


We were looking for a historical marker about my sister-in-law's ancestor when we found this old historical iron works. Turned out he was famous for constantly filing lawsuits against them for stealing all the water and polluting it back in the 1700s. We did finally find the historical marker just a few miles away from here.


The added texture is a photo I took of dried cracked beach sand.

  • Dennis 3y

    Excellent processing. Love the texture...
  • FOR1972 3y

    Nice Shot!
  • Suzette 3y

    Beautifully vintage... I love how you've processed this...I love all the texture in the weathered wood!
  • Charlie Chapman 75 3y

    Great find and very nice processing!
    Seen in my contacts' photos. ( ?² )
  • Susan Humphrey 3y

    What a great shot Scott, I love the treatment!!
  • Krista Funk 3y

    That's a neat find even without the history attached. Well photographed and processed!
  • QC52 3y

    I'm always amazed at the ingenuity of some of these old works. Wasn't it Newton that made the comment about standing on the shoulders of giants. Whose shoulders did these guys stand on! Neat capture!
  • Anna Soffía Óskarsdóttir 3y

    I love the glowing tone
  • Simon James Foot 3y

    Well shot Scott. Great textures and toning.
  • Maurizio Fecchio 3y

    What a beautiful shot! Great processing!
  • Chad Barton 3y

    Wonderful tones and texture. You did a great job of processing this one.
  • M. Al-Mahdi 3y

    Amazing shot !!!!!
  • Bachspics 3y

    I like the color, tones, texture and detail. Kudos...
  • Royce Bair 3y

    You traveled quite a ways for this great image! Love the post work.
  • eli hernandez 3y

    very ages.. nice texture work Scott.. cool catch
  • Jo Evans 3y

    Great find and capture - super processing too
  • Brian Gudzevich 3y

    You weren't far from where I live, just a couple towns over. What's really interesting is that I've never need here. Nice capture.
  • Chad Dutson 3y

    Beautiful shot! And love the ancestral story! There are always little "treasures" to find when researching! Nice!
  • Jerry Hunsanger 3y

    Beautiful shot in deed, good story also.
  • Andrew Waddington 3y

    The added texture is a photo I took of dried cracked beach sand

    Wow you sure know how to process.
4 faves
Taken on October 20, 2011
  • OLYMPUS 12-60mm Lens
  • ƒ/3.5
  • 12.0 mm
  • 1/50
  • 160
  • Flash (auto, did not fire)
  • Show EXIF

Additional info

  • Viewing this photo Public
  • Safety level of this photo Safe
  • S Search
    Photo navigation
    < > Thumbnail navigation
    Z Zoom
    B Back to context