Saugus Ironworks Visitor Center Door

Saugus Ironworks Visitor Center Door (click to enlarge)

Anyone who has visited a historic site from the 1600’s or so knows that the number of nails in a door is a measure of the wealth of the family living in that house.  Here is the door to the Saugus Ironworks Visitor Center.  As an ironworks making nails, I guess one would expect the owner to have lots of nails in their door.

I originally envisioned a black and white conversion for this image.  After trying that, I decided that I preferred the reddish/brownish tinge on the door and left it that way.  The red tinge actually shows up better if you click on the image.

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Anvil, Saugus Iron Works

On April 21, 2017, in Photography Locations, by admin
Anvil, Saugus Ironworks

Anvil, Saugus Ironworks (click to enlarge)

Here is an anvil located in one of the Saugus Iron Works buildings.  The buildings on the iron works grounds are full of old implements that make for interesting compositions.

Set your tripod in the middle of any building on the site.  Every where you point your camera there is an interesting black and white subject begging to be explored.  Given the age of the site, capturing black and white images just feels right.

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Panorama of Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

Panorama of Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site (click to enlarge)

Saugus Ironworks could be my favorite National Historic Site.  My family hails from the Boston area, but we only recently stopped by this site.  All of these buildings offer old tools, bellows, waterwheels, wooden gears, and other details for the photography buff in your group.  While the site is small, a photographer could spend several hours snapping away.  So be warned!

The image above is a panorama stitched together from 5 individual images.

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