The water-wheel is located in Brigham Young Historic Park, just a couple of blocks east of the Mormon temple in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.  The park is a memorial to the pioneer religious and civic leader who brought his flock from the eastern states in the mid-1800s, seeking a place where they could practice their faith without scrutiny or conflict….  I have read that the park was established on land that was once part of Young’s family farm…choice land that is just across the street from City Creek, the initial and primary source of drinking and irrigation water for the Mormon pioneers when they settled in the Salt Lake Valley.

26 responses

  1. These are lovely images Scott. I particularly like the sepia processing of the first picture. I have a particular love of waterwheels and you’ve certainly done this one justice. 🙂

    June 24, 2012 at 6:45 am

    • Thank you, Chillbrook…I appreciate the comment and nice words. I find water-wheels to be fascinating, also…and do prefer the one with sepia processing, myself. 🙂

      June 24, 2012 at 6:57 am

  2. Love this post Scott… I usually favor sepia tones … but for some reason like your original here a lot!!! Something magical about water wheels 🙂

    June 24, 2012 at 9:09 am

    • There is something almost magical about them, Robyn…I’m glad you enjoyed the post. 🙂

      June 25, 2012 at 8:14 am

  3. I love the original too 🙂 Beautiful shot!

    June 24, 2012 at 11:31 am

    • Thank you, Madhu. 🙂

      June 25, 2012 at 8:15 am

  4. The sepia tones seem to put the wheel back in the era from whence it came… great job, as usual.

    June 24, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    • I love the septia effect on it, Gunta, and agree that it throws it back into its time. Thank you. 🙂

      June 25, 2012 at 8:16 am

  5. I’m torn, love them both!

    June 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    • Thank you, Bonnie. 🙂

      June 25, 2012 at 8:17 am

  6. They give two very different impressions!

    June 24, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    • Yes, they do, Cathy…thank you. 🙂

      June 25, 2012 at 8:18 am

  7. I like what you have done to the first image, it gives it a sense of age.

    June 24, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    • I think it does, too, Leanne…thank you.

      June 25, 2012 at 8:19 am

  8. That first image looks amazing. It just reeks of age and history with that sepia sort of colouring and texture. Very nice composition too.

    June 24, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    • Nice words, Victoria…thank you. 🙂

      June 25, 2012 at 8:19 am

  9. I like the aged effect.

    June 25, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    • I rather like it, too, Fergiemoto…thank you. 🙂

      June 25, 2012 at 8:26 pm

  10. History and Conservation, comes to my mind, these places have some romance in them.

    June 26, 2012 at 9:39 am

    • I like the way you think, Pattu. 🙂

      June 26, 2012 at 7:31 pm

  11. Hi, Scott. I enjoyed your post, and especially like the first image. The texture and tones that you’ve brought out through your treatment really add a dimension of time and history to the photograph.

    June 28, 2012 at 10:12 am

    • Thank you, Melanie…such nice words. 🙂

      June 28, 2012 at 7:44 pm

  12. Okay, Lemony, ya took the words right outta’ me mouth! She’s absolutely right, Scott. That’s a great photo.

    July 1, 2012 at 7:36 am

  13. Thank you so much, George. 🙂

    July 1, 2012 at 7:13 pm

  14. I love water wheels, ancient technology which is still useful today. And the sepia processing is very pleasing. Nice shot!

    July 2, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    • Thank you, Finn. 🙂

      July 2, 2012 at 9:39 pm

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