Friday, December 31, 2010

Pic Today 12/31/10







KODACHROME - R.I.P.
1935-2010

Farewell old friend!

Today marks the final day (and a sad day)
for Kodachrome film processing.

The last remaining photo lab
to offer processing for this popular slide film
has shut down its Kodachrome developing line.

When Kodak announced it was no longer
manufacturing it's famous (and fabulous) Kodachrome film,
thousands of photographers stockpiled rolls
of their favorite color slide film
(storing it in the freezer.)
But now, there's no way to get exposed rolls processed . . .
no lab, not anywhere, worldwide!

The last lab to close is Dwayne's Photo
in Parsons, Kansas (near the Oklahoma border.)

(DWAYNE'S LAB PHOTO: COURTESY, NEW YORK TIMES.)

One gentleman flew last week from London
to Kansas City, and drove to Dwayne's
with 3 rolls of Kodachrome, just to get his film processed.
(Now that's some expensive processing!)

"Makes you think all the world's a sunny day.
Mama, don't take my Kodachrome away."

-- Paul Simon



11 comments:

  1. ... so sorry friend...!
    ... every where, almost everything running to death.

    thanks for the coment in my "Tarde de Música"
    you are very kind.

    Have a Happy New Year, Rick.

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  2. that's sad......

    there's got to be some other way too ...

    but i wish your new year to be very happy ...may god always bless ya ...

    bhags

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  3. Tantissimi auguri!!! buon 2011 di cuore!!!

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  4. I would say thank you for your visit and the comments on my blog.
    I wish you a happy new year .... Greetings

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  5. Sad story to end this bizzare year>
    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS!!!
    J.

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  6. There's more to this story
    than sadness you guys
    how else could we have
    good memories and sighs?
    One day we'll grow grey
    beyond repair, and say...
    remember that oldie?
    remember that film?
    remember the songs we used to sing
    does this make you head too go ding-ding-ding? That's the whole point
    The good ol'days
    They're not like the long lost love
    They're like the friend that stays !

    Happy NEW YEAR RICK !!!
    HAVE A BLAST :)

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  7. I wish you a Happy happy happy New Year, Rick!!!

    Elena

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  8. Well Rick, everything is changing quickly, we don't have time to think too much...
    Anyway, sorry...
    I came here to wish you a Great New Year!
    Best regards from Romania!

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  9. Oh I know Rick, I was telling the others... he he ! Bogota really? Oh I sweetly "envy"you ! Do bring us goodies (pics) and stories from your journey. I'm glad too that we met... Here's one for the road :)


    So off you go to foreign Bogotá
    You'll ride a TransMilenio Bus
    But, bring your stories back to us

    Visit the Teatro Colón, the Eje Ambientale
    During your lunch break at Zone G
    Try of their great "Tamale"

    Right now you may be guessing
    That I have visited Colombia
    The truth my friend
    I read all about it in Wikipedia

    HAVE FUN !!!

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  10. Maravillosa película...
    Todavía conservo muchas diapositivas disparadas con Kodachrome.
    Un abrazo

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