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© Paul Lavallee
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© mylatehope.com

This abandoned water tower resides behind the Hope Mill in Hope, RI. The mills that have operated at this site have manufactured everything from pig iron, to cannon that were used by George Washington in the battle of Yorktown, to textile. Clearly much more than a symbol of hope, this water tower has provided hope for the region and indeed the nation.

Created using my 1950's AGFA Clack with 4 year expired Fuji Velvia RVP120 (ISO 50) slide film cross processed with C-41. Photo scanned with an HP Scanjet 4890. No digital manipulation necessary!

12 responses

  • JP Candelier

    JP Candelier said (13 Aug 2007):

    love this shot! thought it was polaroid pack film for a second...

  • Matt Forbes

    Matt Forbes gave props (15 Aug 2007):

    Brilliant, you have captured a 50's look, with a circa 50's camera, on film, in 2007. Or you could have shot with a Canon 5D, run through DXO Optics Pro, tweeked in Film Pack filtered with Nik filters, dinked a little in Photoshop, and hey, you could have the same shot without all the hassel of real talent.

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee said (20 Aug 2007):

    thanx 4 the comments! if i believed in digital manipulation, i would have used the healing brush and erased the power lines in the lower left of the frame. damn power lines are always screwing up my composition!

  • veronica caycedo

    veronica caycedo said (13 Sep 2007):

    nice pic, powerlines and all :) i really wish i could shoot film, i feel like it brings photography to another realm

  • Angela Garcia

    Angela Garcia gave props (22 Sep 2007):

    powerlines are a good accent to any photo, never erase them! another great shot!

  • Elliot Ross

    Elliot Ross (Deleted) gave props (26 Sep 2007):

    Love the surreal look to this photo!

  • Richard Gue

    Richard Gue said (28 Sep 2007):

    this looks a lot like the album cover for "The Hackensaw Boys" you should check it out

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee said (28 Sep 2007):


    thanks richard, that's too funny! via google, i found a photo of the album cover here. i have shot quite a collection of water tower photos, some of which look even more like their album cover. i should see if they need a photographer for their next album! thanks again

  • Vanessa Marie Gonzalez

    Vanessa Marie Gonzalez gave props (8 Oct 2007):

    I love the color blend of the blue and purple.

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (6 Jun 2008):

    I love it; we've had this same power line talk on one of my shots recently; I I saw a large tower with no "distracting" lines; I'd think somethings kinda fishy about this...well done paul

  • Shonda Lee Jenkins

    Shonda Lee Jenkins said (6 Jun 2008):

    love this a lot alot, maybee i should look into getting a clack camera, seems really neato

  • Jacobsen Casper Tvede

    Jacobsen Casper Tvede gave props (21 Jul 2008):

    Cool

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