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My mom on Kodrachrome

Discussion in 'Film Forum' started by W.Ray, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Taken about 1975 in Astoria, Oregon.

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  2. :smile:
    Love it! What a glorious smile amidst all that color!
  3. Can't beat Kodachrome!. Great looking mom.
  4. Excellent shot, Ray, looking at your avatar, you must have been adopted, too! Just kiddin'

    Love the colors and detail you captured! Kodachrome, and just one place in the states
    that processes it. Hummmm.
  5. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    Now that has to be a meaningful photo Ray. And well done too! Yep, the 34 years has had little effect on a Kodachrome slide, nor will the next 35, or the 35 after that, or ...

    Although I rarely shoot color anymore, I sure loved KR 'back in the day'. And it's good to know that they will last, and last, and last. I'm real sad to see it go. By this time next year, most of the Kodachrome in the world will have been exposed and processed. Novelty rolls will sell on ebay for exorbitant prices, and even Dwaynes may not be processing it by then. An era ended this year - the time of the temporary image is here.
  6. Yep, I really liked the KC colors.
    Thanks, I think that's why my dad married her. Here she is in 1945 (with yours truly) in England!
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    Lol! What really surprises is the detail captured by my old Minolta Hi-Matic!

    Oddly enough Chris, back in the day I shot mostly Ektachrome for the speed bump!
  7. Ray, how old were in this picture, maybe 1 year?

    The Minolta Hi-Matic is great little RF!
  8. Nope, about six months old - weighing in at 21 pounds from what my mom told me! However, even then I had skinny bow legs - still do to this day! :biggrin:
  9. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    If there was enough light, I'd even shoot Kodachrome-25, cause it was ... like amazing. But the asa 64 was good, and even 200 worked nicely. But as I was a low light freak back then, I often used Ektachrome 400, in the blue and yellow box. I think they used blue in the box as 'weak point advertising', since it seemed to go yellow at the drop of a hat. That and it's infamous 1/3 stop latitude made it a tricky film indeed to use.

    I used to print it on Cibachrome at home, but there were several excellent E6 labs here in town to develop the film. I did it at home a few times, always with less than fully satisfactory results. Remember the smell of walking into an E6 lab?


    By the way, I still use Ektachrome 64T to make slides of my B&W and toned prints. It's a nicely made film - not as grainless as KR64 under the loupe, but I can't see any when it's projected normally. And Tempe Camera still soups it overnight. But the place has modern ventillation, so ... no smell. :frown:
  10. shtarka1


    Feb 1, 2008
    Excellent! Very "Kennedyesque"!
  11. I love the 34 year old colors.
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