Mama Taking KODACHROME Away

It’s inevitable.  Film is going away, and it’s starting with KODACHROME.  This Monday, Kodak announced that it is retiring KODACHROME after a 74-year run with its beginning as the world’s first successful color film.  My film days were spent mostly with black & white traditional and infrared.  But I did give color some time and found KODACHROME produced images with vivid colors, much like what I strive for today through digital image processing.  Kodak has put together a web site to give tribute to KODACHROME http://www.kodak.com/go/kodachrometribute.

Kodachrome Lyrics By Paul Simon

Kodachrome
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

If you took all the girls I knew
When I was single
And brought them all together for one night
I know they’d never match
my sweet imagination
everything looks WORSE in black and white

Kodachrome
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

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