Tom By: Tom

Watts Towers (Slide Film)

Watts, California, 2006


Last month at Freestyle here in L.A., I picked up a roll of expired Fuji Astia slide film (ISO 100) for my inaugural foray into shooting with expired film.

  • Tom PRO 9y

    Thanks, Lane.

    I am actually more pleased with this than the digital stuff I got down there.
  • Chase 9y

    i like how the lighting seems centered on the center column...looks really cool
  • 62Lofu 9y

    Superb. I've only ever really encountered these in Grand Theft Auto ; )

    Good to see the real ones. Your shot's a whole lot clearer than in GTA, but then I'm usually too busy speeding past and shooting rival gang members to clock the details.

    Nice shot.

    PS: I thought ALL film was expired!!! It's 2006 - we're all 100% Digital these days baby! ; )
  • Cinzia A. Rizzo 9y

  • Craig Moreschini 9y

    That is what expired film should be like. Man, I wish I could've went with you guys, I've been wanting to see these things for a long time. What a great place to take photos! Great job!
  • james 9y

    the composition here is excellent, Tom, love it.
  • * raymond PRO 9y

    i was just watching an old episode of six feet under and there was a scene filmed here. have you seen that one?
  • [ CK ] 9y

    cool perspective ~ you GOTTA love that FUJI blue too... I know I do!
  • Tom PRO 9y

    Ray, no, I never did watch SFU while it originally aired; I should catch up with it now that it's on dvd. : )
  • Whitesusie 9y

    Wow, great composition, perspective and exposure. Love it.
  • Camera.Ed 9y

    You had a 35mm camera with you? Good thing I don't work for the CIA -- I didn't even notice... True, digital is environmentally friendly and all, but the colors are always better on film.
  • Haiku Garry 9y

    i'd say you first attempt at expired film was a big success. this one just has a real nice simple feel to it and i agree with Ed, the colors are sooooo nice.
  • jenn 9y

    cool shot!
  • ~Glen B~ 9y

    Excellent shot, Very eyecatching

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  • Oscar Valentin Pretell Nicolao Palau Vizurraga Balbin 8y

    Great photograph. I love the colors and composition. Just don't try using expired milk.
  • Marcus Hildum 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Los Angeles On Emulsion, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    Beautiful perspective and colors. Very nice shot.
  • John Hackston PRO 7y

  • Andrea Guzman 7y

    Awesome! I live 5 mins away from the towers!
  • BOOOM2009 7y

    Nice! I've seen this!


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  • Visionary Road Trip 6y

    At the Oakland Museum of California we are creating a network of images of Visionary Artists in California and we would love to add your images of Watts Towers to our group : Visionary Road Trip.
    Thank you!
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Taken on August 19, 2006
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