Saturday, November 21, 2015

The glory of Kodachrome II

It's without a doubt that Kodachrome II was the finest color film ever made. A testament to American ingenuity. Kodak was symbolic of American industrial genius. Once it simply made the best products. The ironic fact is that Bayer who invented the digital sensor for imaging was working for Kodak. They invented themselves out of existence. Unlike Fuji who was relentless in innovation, Kodak, alas, became run by the so called CEO class who listened to lawyers rather than chemists and engineers. So when Fuji would come out with a killer film, Kodak would sue fore patent infringements instead of making even better products.
Kodachrome II was one of the legendary Kodak Products of yore. In 1974, it became Kodachrome 25 but it lost it's magic not to mention it's archival qualities. It's colors faded while the older Kodachrome II was almost fade resistant. These images were shot on Kodachrome II on one of my last rolls. Only window light was used. I scanned them and did no restoration at all. What vivid colors 41 years later. Progress is not always what it's cut out to be. Too bad.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Have a lovely weekend

Why not

It's always good to think of spring. What can I say.
These are scanned 120 size Ektachromes. The color was well preserved.

; when I think about what is in store for us during winter, thinking of spring doesn't appear to be a nutty idea after all.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Amalfi Coast

Located in the Campania region, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's premiere vacation spots. Here we see the moon over the sea of Priano a small village north of Amalfi. Shot on Kodachrome and scanned.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Where to go on a late fall day

There's no place like the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on a late fall day. The leaves are gone but the beauty remains. One can enjoy the several greenhouses and it's spring or summer again even if for only a short time.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is the most recognized structure that says New York. It is universally loved and it's easy to see why. It's architecture spans the centuries as it has stone and meta working together harmoniously. I love it and love to photograph it. These images dating from 1986 were made on Kodachrome and scanned.

Monday, November 16, 2015

The Paris zoo

Although I'm opposed to the idea of zoos as in keeping animals in cages, the Paris Zoo, like the New York zoo are places where  animals have space to roam but up to a point, of course. These images shot on Kodachrome II back in 1972.