Monday, March 28, 2011

When I Think Back On...

While hubby and I were away at Christmas we heard about the demise of Kodachrome after being available to serious photographers for 75 years...the news stories seemed to all be accompanied by Paul Simon's lyrics (which still ring through my head). There is much to be said about the impact of digital photography, which was one contributor to Kodachrome film no longer being available. My only hope is that we don't lose our ability to see our past - that is the one thing I love about old photos that you can hold and wonder about the people and images from long ago.I knew I wanted to commemorate Kodachrome's passing when I found a very colourful Kodak ad in a 1952 issue of Time. This little ATC includes part of an old film development envelope - see all the choices! Kinda sad isn't it? Jewels When I think back On all the crap I learned in high school It's a wonder I can think at all And though my lack of education Hasn't hurt me none I can read the writing on the wall Kodachrome You give us those nice bright colors You 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

1 comment:

  1. Oh. Oh my gosh, this is so sad. You are right, there is nothing like holding an old photograph. How many of the billions of digital pictures we all have will be printed out and will endure? And of course, the song. This is like another chapter of life closing. You know you are getting old when... when they take your Kodachrome away.