Pa’i ki’i Imagery

September 22, 2008

“Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away”

Growing up in the 60’s and 70’s I saw my father spend more than a few winter evenings going thru his slide pictures. He put together several slide shows for the local historical society of pictures he had taken in our community. Trips to Gettysburg, Mystic Seaport and the Cape were preserved on transparencies.

I don’t know what happened to the projector but I still have the carousels of slides. I was once a scrawny kid. I have the slides to prove it. He shot mostly Ektachrome. With the ascendancy of digital photography has come the decline of film. Here’s an AP article on the fading (no pun intended) of Kodachrome.

Is the rich-hued Kodachrome era fading to black? – Boston.com.

I love the advantages of digital but it isn’t film. I grew up holding a slide to the light to see the colors glow on the transparency.

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