The color saturated sun has set on Kodachrome. . . .

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  1. Tony J Case

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    If film photography is a niche market, then Kodachrome is niche of a niche. The K-14 process is a real pain, requiring all kinds of special chemicals and only one lab on the planet handles it anymore. So it's not really surprising that Kodak finally retired the 800 pound gorilla of color film.

    Paul Simon sung about it, national parks were named after it and some of the most famous photographers in the world shot with it - and as of noon today Parsons Kansas, the absolutely, positively must-be-there deadline for Dwayne's Photos has come and gone. It's official, momma has taken the Kodachrome away. . . . .

    A couple of links about the end of the K14 era:
    * http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/30/us/30film.html?_r=2&hp
    * http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/12/26/sunday/main7185884.shtml
    * http://www.telegraphindia.com/1090705/jsp/calcutta/story_11194547.jsp


    And a bedtime story for you all . . . . * http://figitalrevolution.com/2010/12/30/goodnight-kodachrome-1935-2010-2/
     
  2. Tony J Case

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    Some of my Kodachrome favorites:










     
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    Beautiful shots there. And such lousy news for the world at large.
     
  4. Tony J Case

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    Well, I got my last batch of Kodachrome back from Dwaynes today. After I get everything sorted and scanned, I'll post the best here for you guys. . . .
     
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    Before I got my DSLR I shot one roll of Kodachrome and got some good images out of it.


    It is sad to see it go. What film will Paul Simon sing about now? Fuji Velvia?
     
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    Well, I've finally got it all sorted out, labled and scanned and posted to flicker! Submitted for your approval, here's the best of the rest:


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    (Be sure to click on that one to get the large picture - you might miss the important detail in the upper right)


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    And my very last frame of Kodachrome ever:

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  7. Tony J Case

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    Oh, and just one more. . . .


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    Quite a eulogy!
     

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