January slide show
Somewhere in Kansas, a small family business became the very last developer of Kodachrome film. To some, this is no big deal, just another step forward in our digital world. But the end of December 2010 was also the end of an era in the world of photography. I can’t help but feel a little sad. I don’t like seeing certain photo technologies becoming obsolete. I just don’t. Keep in mind, this is coming from a girl who still wants to put a dark room in her house.
There is something about a slideshow.
Turn out the lights, gather around, and reminisce.
Others might consider sitting in the dark and looking at pictures as torture. Not to me.
So, if this is torture to you, then you won’t want to look at my blog for the next month. If you don’t mind pictures with some commentary, then please, by all means, look and join in the commentary if you like (I wish I could promise the same kind of commentary you would get at my in-laws. Really, it’s priceless).
Anywho, in honor of Kodachrome’s 75 years on this earth, I’m doing my own slide show. Yes, it’s digital, I know it’s not the exact same experience as a true slide show, but there you have it.
January slide show day #1
In the summer of 2008 we had a family reunion at Lake Tahoe. After a day at the beach with the whole clan, we stayed behind so El Jefe could take some photos. With the absence of people and remnants of food scattered about, some geese decided to come honking around. We told the kids to scare them away so Chunk #2 started honking back. She did a good job, especially since they were probably the same height as her. As you can see it was serious business.