Saturday, January 1, 2011

An era ends - Last roll of Kodachrome film developed...


The are moments that one will look back on with nostalgia... Kodachrome is one of those... From camping trips, birthday partys to holiday partys my Father with is old Canon 35mm camera loaded with Kodachrome is one era that is officially over... It's somewhat sad to discover hidden rolls in the freezer that I will now never know what's one those mysteriously forgotten about rolls...
Dwayne's Photo, a family-run business in Parsons, Kansas, was the last place in the world where the 75-year-old Kodak product could be developed. In the 1950s and 1960s it was favored for its rich tones and vibrant colours. To this day my holiday red sweaters pop in vibrant colors from long ago childhood family gatherings... The destinct smell of the negatives from the chemicals used in developement still trigger neurons of distance memories...
Now all those boxed slides and prints have been scanned and digitized for eternal digital memories... When was the last time I sat for a family slide show with the bulky projector? Long before the last time I opened a yellow pages book....
good-bye kodachrome... time to youtube paul simon for the memories...

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