pontiac mills

Pontiac Mills, West Warwick RI - January 12th, 2006

The 350,000-square-foot site along the Pawtuxet River was home to the original Fruit of the Loom textile mill, dating back to the mid-1800s. Production stopped in the 1970s. The dominant point of the complex is the mill tower, dedicated by Abraham Lincoln in 1863. (clipped from the Town of Warwick website & Architectural Record)

I think I used every lens in my bag this time out (15mm, 28mm, 50mm, 70-210mm). This was only supposed to be a 1 hour shoot and then go to a second location. Well ended up staying the duration due to lots of eyecandy and my 6 minute exposures.

Six minutes = trying new film. My staple has been Kodak Etkachrome 160T - found a comfortable shooting mode at f5.6 for 120" on full moon nights. I figured I'd try something different just to change things a little bit and tried Fujichrome 64T RTPII. Calculated time went from 120" to 360" (1.5 stop difference) and shot another at 240" (the listed time of 256" for +1/2 stop).

Shot with my Nikon F100/Sigma 15mm f2.8 on Fujichrome 64T RTPII; 360" f5.6.