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Hulk
01-05-2011, 12:25 PM
Last Kodak Kodachrome Prints Developed in Kansas (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2375030,00.asp)


53 year old Man drives from Arkansas to Kansas to develop 1,580 rolls of color film at worlds last KodaChrome developer before they shut their doors DEC 30th / cost for development : $15,798 , the pictures were all of trains

DaveInDenver
01-05-2011, 01:15 PM
Just a point of contention, it's Kodachrome slides, not prints. Also should note that Dwyane's didn't go out of business, they were just the last to stop processing Kodachrome. They still do E6, C41, etc. Anyway, this makes me a little sad. So much history shot on Kodachrome, the Zapruder film, raising the flag on Iwo Jima, all those Depression-era color shots. Ce la vie! :doh: Da habe ich einen groben Schnitzer gemacht. Die Kunst ist lang, das Leben kurz!

The Kodachrome Project (http://www.kodachromeproject.com/)

Raising the flag on Iwo Jima (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Raising_the_Flag_on_Iwo_Jima_%28color%29.ogg)

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subzali
01-05-2011, 02:53 PM
"C'est la vie" Dave, "c'est la vie." EDIT: well at least your German is a lot better than mine...

PabloCruise
01-05-2011, 04:22 PM
Forgive me for going off-topic:

When I think back on all the crap I've learned in high school
It's a wonder I can think at all
Though my lack of education hasn't hurt me much
I can read the writings on the walls

Chorus:
Kodachrome, they give us those nice bright colours
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, oh yeah
I got a Nikon camera, I love to take a photograph
So mama don't take my Kodachrome away

If you took all the girls I knew when I was single
Brought 'em all together for one night
I know they'd never match my sweet imagination
Everything looks worse in black and white

chorus

Mama don't take my Kodachrome away, mama don't take my Kodachrome away
Mama don't take my Kodachrome away

Mama don't take my Kodachrome, mama don't take my Kodachrome
Mama don't take my Kodachrome away
Mama don't take my Kodachrome and leave your boy so far from home
Mama don't take my Kodachrome away
Mama don't take my Kodachrome, whew whew, mama don't take my Kodachrome away

RedCreeper
01-05-2011, 05:36 PM
crap i still a few rolls of the stuff to shoot......

xodeuce
03-18-2011, 02:09 PM
Shadow detail you just can't get out of anything but the most obscenely expensive digital backs...

Sad to see it go.

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/attachment.php?attachmentid=22408&stc=1&d=1294258019

DaveInDenver
03-18-2011, 02:13 PM
Shadow detail you just can't get out of anything but the most obscenely expensive digital backs...

Sad to see it go.

And keep in mind that this photo was taken in 1939. Awesome.

http://sites.google.com/site/earlykodachromeimages/

DaveInDenver
05-18-2011, 10:16 AM
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/05/18/article-1388179-0C1EC87C00000578-220_470x609.jpg

Not Kodachrome specifically, but color photos from the 1930s would have been on Kodachrome.

In the bleak light of the Depression: Rare colour photographs of the era that defined a generation (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1388179/Rare-Library-Congress-colour-photographs-Great-Depression.html)

60wag
05-18-2011, 12:25 PM
Wow. Those are some great pictures. It's amazing how much more relevant they seem by being in color.

rover67
05-18-2011, 12:47 PM
So, what is it about those pictures that looks so awesome? Is it the color? Is it the perspective? What is it?

The shadows, the depth, the color, it all looks very "real"

DaveInDenver
05-18-2011, 01:23 PM
So, what is it about those pictures that looks so awesome? Is it the color? Is it the perspective? What is it?

The shadows, the depth, the color, it all looks very "real"
Nah, you've just become accustomed to the digital approximation. This is what our analog world looks like on an analog medium. :-) Really, though, the Kodachrome 'look' is why so many people are sad for its passing. The film really was incredible.

rover67
05-18-2011, 02:09 PM
Well that's kind of a bitch.

treerootCO
05-18-2011, 02:19 PM
Nah, you've just become accustomed to the digital approximation. This is what our analog world looks like on an analog medium. :-) Really, though, the Kodachrome 'look' is why so many people are sad for its passing. The film really was incredible.

Then and now ;)
23713

RedCreeper
05-18-2011, 03:14 PM
the now shot needs some color fixin.... just sayin....