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Sorry Paul, They Took Your Kodachrome Away

The technology turn and churn has claimed another piece of history. Kodak is ceasing to make its Kodachrome film. I don’t think that one should be upset about this change but some nostalgia seems proper. Here are some pictures in tribute to the film. And even if one is not a photographer, one can appreciate the pictures we have seen thanks in part to the development of this technology. As the CNET article about the end of Kodachrome notes

Photographers like Kodachrome for its warm colors and fine grain, which are perfect for shooting portraits. The famous portrait of the Afghan refugee girl with the bright green eyes that graced the cover of National Geographic in 1985 was taken with Kodachrome film by Steve McCurry. But even McCurry has moved onto digital and other still film.

Or in Paul Simon’s words

They give us those nice bright colors
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

Then again even the faithful have moved on.

Imeem snippet:

Kodachrome (Album Version) – BARRY BECKETT

YouTube has at least two Kodachrome/Simon inspired videos here and here.