Howard, RI water tower captured on a blustery New England “spring” day.

Simple compositions work best for TtV. The sky was very gray, almost stormy, and the sun was about to set.

Nikon D40 shot through a modified cereal box and then through the lens of a Carlton-Reflex camera. No photoshop other than the crop tool.

Water Tower TtV #2 was featured on the Redbubble Home Page on January 18, 2009 and is featured in the group TTV: Through The Viewfinder.

Also available as a t-shirt:

© Paul Lavallee 2008


  • linda858100
    linda858100about 6 years ago


  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnabout 6 years ago

    Lovely image, gorgeous treatment – well done, Paul

  • aaronschwartz
    aaronschwartzabout 6 years ago


  • PeggySue67
    PeggySue67about 6 years ago

    Gorgeous work Paul .. I love Ttving .. you are so talented with this style too!

  • Rebecca Bryson
    Rebecca Brysonabout 6 years ago

    You are ingenious!! Who would have ever thought of shooting through a box of Cap’tn Crunch! Love this! In Cranston huh?? Not too far away from me. YOU HAVE some nice work here, I can’t wait to see more!

  • Paul Lavallee
    Paul Lavalleeabout 6 years ago

    Actually it was a box of Kashi , lol

  • Anne  McGinn
    Anne McGinnabout 6 years ago

    nice one!

  • brigizord
    brigizordabout 6 years ago

    this would be siccccccck as a tshirt too

  • Max Buchheit
    Max Buchheitabout 6 years ago

    What size film did the old Carlton-reflex take – 620?

  • Actually 120. The viewfinder creates cooler images than the camera itself. It’s my girlfriends camera. She does more TtVs than I do.

    – Paul Lavallee

  • Max Buchheit
    Max Buchheitabout 6 years ago

    Neat – Gotta try it sometime. The TtV idea appeals to me for capturing images from cams for which there’s no film supply anymore.

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