Lucy in the sky with diamonds

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© Paul Lavallee

Photo license: © All rights reserved

Lucy in the sky with diamonds,
Lucy in the sky with diamonds,
Lucy in the sky with diamonds,
Ah... Ah...

Double exposed Holga 120N camera with Kodak EIR (color infrared) film and a 52mm Tiffen Red 25 filter. No photoshop and I have the negative to prove it!

Film developed, scanned, and printed by Renaissance Creative Imaging in Pawtucket, RI.

Ps. Thanks for the spotlight, Steve!

Update 10/22/2010: This photograph was chosen as one of the works of art to be displayed for the 24th Rhode Island Open at the Warwick Museum of Art. The opening is November 5th, 2010 from 7-9pm. The show runs from 11/3-11/22.

Update 11/22/2010: This photograph was chosen as the Photo Of The Day on!


74 responses

  • Amber Lavallee

    Amber Lavallee gave props (19 May 2010):

    Oh wow its perfect!

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (19 May 2010):

    It's AMAZING!!!!! Bravo, Paul...

  • markus zundel

    markus zundel gave props (19 May 2010):

    ah, here we go... i was about to post that on one of your last shots... perfect for the theme... brilliant

  • catharine amato

    catharine amato gave props (19 May 2010):

    unbelievably great interpretation of the song through images.This one is psychadelic and more!

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (19 May 2010):

    you really are amazing! this top's them all!

  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz gave props (19 May 2010):

    The Best!! Wonderful image, perfect for the theme. Well done!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (19 May 2010):

    Brilliant you definitely have my vote.

  • Steve Wilson

    Steve Wilson (Deleted) said (19 May 2010):

    This is stunning. It is spot on for entry, Paul.

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (19 May 2010):

    Heck yeah this is way RAD !!! btw I did not get here thru spotlight....

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (19 May 2010):

    Jipp! +vote for theme

  • Mike Tindle

    Mike Tindle (Deleted) gave props (19 May 2010):

    Perfect For the song. Great Job!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (19 May 2010):

    This is FABULOUS enthusiastic vote ~ !!!!!! :)

  • Suzanne Cofer

    Suzanne Cofer gave props (19 May 2010):


  • Devin Hayes

    Devin Hayes gave props (20 May 2010):

    Holy. Crap. Phenomenal. LOVE IT!

  • Kevin Horvath

    Kevin Horvath gave props (20 May 2010):

    This looks really cool! good job! got my vote.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (20 May 2010):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • nö

    nö (Deleted) gave props (20 May 2010):


  • dana io

    dana io gave props (20 May 2010):

    fantastic again!!

  • Danielle

    Danielle said (20 May 2010):

    Beautiful shot... I can't get over all these colors!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (20 May 2010):

    very cool - my vote!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (20 May 2010):

    love the processing!

  • Marie Wengler

    Marie Wengler gave props (21 May 2010):

    Great interpretation :)

  • j dixon

    j dixon said (21 May 2010):

    not much left to say- perfect for the theme. voted!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (21 May 2010):

    Wonderful series - voted!

  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (21 May 2010):

    what a trip.... a trip to wonderland...

  • HorseWithNoName

    HorseWithNoName   gave props (22 May 2010):

    Phenomenal !!

  • Camille Susak

    Camille Susak gave props (23 May 2010):


  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell gave props (24 May 2010):

    Back to vote .perfect for the song and theme!

  • Nicole Gesmondi

    Nicole Gesmondi said (24 May 2010):

    THIS is the best one out of the series. Right on!

  • Jessica Hardin

    Jessica Hardin gave props (24 May 2010):

    Amazing take on this song, love this, my vote!

  • Roberto Papa

    Roberto Papa gave props (25 May 2010):


  • Michael Richter

    Michael Richter gave props (25 May 2010):

    Great Idea! Great implementation!

  • Christopher Godish

    Christopher Godish said (26 May 2010):

    Instant Classic.

  • Jeff Clark

    Jeff Clark gave props (26 May 2010):

    Whoah! This is awesome Paul, voted!

  • Joseph Brunjes

    Joseph Brunjes (Deleted) said (26 May 2010):

    Fantastic Paul! Love the colors.

  • ashton gosnell

    ashton gosnell gave props (26 May 2010):

    i listen to this song every morning going to school. (: my vote!!

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (27 May 2010):

    beautiful interpretation. this gets my vote!

  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (27 May 2010):

    gorgeous, paul -- sweetly psychedelic

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) gave props (28 May 2010):

    Great entry for the theme! Voted!

  • Anne Worner

    Anne Worner (Deleted) gave props (29 May 2010):

    Superb, my vote! enthusiastically......

  • M A A Q

    M A A Q gave props (1 Jun 2010):

    Fantastic. Voted.

  • Nabeel Alam

    Nabeel Alam gave props (1 Jun 2010):

    Awesome shot & effect!!

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (1 Jun 2010):

    m a r a v i l l o s a c o l o r i o s a

  • András Tóth

    András Tóth gave props (1 Jun 2010):

    Got my vote, and my appreciation. A brilliant work for a great theme! :-)

  • Santiago Padilla

    Santiago Padilla gave props (1 Jun 2010):

    Yes. Voted!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (1 Jun 2010):

    voting.... most EXCELLENT entry.... superb gallery of photos... love your recent series

  • jan-louise haller

    jan-louise haller gave props (2 Jun 2010):

    Great and HOT ! Voted !

  • Urbano Desprini

    Urbano Desprini (Deleted) gave props (5 Jun 2010):

    Great !! My vote

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (6 Jun 2010):


  • Rebecca Strang

    Rebecca Strang gave props (8 Jun 2010):

    voted! This is fantastic!

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (8 Jun 2010):

    Voting enthusiastically!:)

  • Jim Robertson

    Jim Robertson gave props (11 Jun 2010):

    Amazing, Paul! Voted!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (12 Jun 2010):

    Cool series

  • Phonesvanh Siharat

    Phonesvanh Siharat gave props (17 Jun 2010):

    I love this series!!!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (18 Jun 2010):

    Super Capture!

  • Craig Anthony Perkins

    Craig Anthony Perkins gave props (21 Jun 2010):

    Man, all of your infrared work here is amazing! So inspiring and surreal... Great work!

  • Karen Menyhart

    Karen Menyhart gave props (23 Jun 2010):

    this is one of the coolest photographs I have ever seen!

  • alex hernandez

    alex hernandez said (25 Jun 2010):


  • Jennifer Henriksen

    Jennifer Henriksen gave props (28 Jun 2010):


  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (15 Jul 2010):

    Very creative and cool...stellar work!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (5 Aug 2010):


  • Camil Seisanu

    Camil Seisanu gave props (17 Aug 2010):

    i love this one ! congrats :)

  • Bhrahu P. Padmodiwiryo

    Bhrahu P. Padmodiwiryo gave props (19 Aug 2010):

    very trippy,love it!

  • Danica Radman

    Danica Radman gave props (21 Aug 2010):

    oh my! that is a craft! gorgoeus work

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (22 Aug 2010):


  • Kristen Bryant

    Kristen Bryant gave props (24 Aug 2010):

    unbelievably beautiful. i love your work its so unreal and breath taking!

  • Ian Beer

    Ian Beer gave props (26 Aug 2010):

    amazing! love the colors.

  • Lisa Toleno

    Lisa Toleno (Deleted) gave props (2 Sep 2010):

    Fantastic capture!

  • Sarah Jessica Dunn

    Sarah Jessica Dunn gave props (3 Sep 2010):

    PERFECT title!

  • Mandy Kerr

    Mandy Kerr said (8 Sep 2010):

    Love this

  • James Pervis

    James Pervis said (21 Sep 2010):

    So nice, Glad you got to enjoy some of that lovely film before its demise.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (22 Nov 2010):

    This is so great!!!!!!!!

  • Alejandro Iván De León Leal

    Alejandro Iván De León Leal (Deleted) said (27 Nov 2011):

    This is amazing :)

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper gave props (13 May 2012):

    Certainly one of the most creative photographers on jpg.

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