I have been wanting to get a shot of this tower for some time now, and we finally got some nice clouds rolling through last Friday evening.
I tried several different angles for this shot, and though the 'Campbell' sign is not centered, this was the composition I liked the best.

A little history I found online about the tower......

Benjamin Campbell, the founder of the City of Campbell, along with family, friends and neighbors created the Campbell Water Company in 1892. There were different wooden tanks and pump houses over the years, what survives to this day is a steel tank and tower, and a wood and stucco pump house building.
The water tank — a 75,000 gallon steel tank — was purchased from Pittsburg-Des Moines Steel Company in 1928 and installed on a tower, which makes the structure 130 feet tall. The tower was painted a two tone apricot and plum color in 1997 with the letters spelling Campbell added. About ten years later the tower was repainted the current beige color. This color was chosen by a long time resident of Campbell, who remembers the tower used to be a beige color.

Discover more inspiring photos like this one.

Download the FREE 500px app Open in app