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Kodachrome – Pontederia

Kodachrome – Pontederia. (Kodachrome 64. Nikon F100. Epson V500.)

Kodachrome — Pontederia. (Kodachrome 64. Nikon F100. Epson V500.)

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28 responses

  1. Love this! Do you have a water garden?

    July 2, 2009 at 1:21 AM

    • I wish. This was taken at the local botanical garden.

      July 3, 2009 at 8:02 PM

  2. Bo

    Love that purple, love that Kodachrome!

    July 2, 2009 at 1:32 AM

  3. I bet that image sings when it’s projected.

    July 2, 2009 at 1:35 AM

    • That’s one of the funny things about Kodachrome. It projects more attractively than E-6 transparencies, but E-6 fades much less rapidly than Kodachrome when exposed to bright light. They say one hour for Kodachrome. E-6, on the other hand, can tolerate up to three hours. I should add that a friend of mine tested Kodachrome’s projection tolerance and found that after just thirty minutes, some of his slides began to show signs of fading. Moral of the story: avoid projecting Kodachrome regularly.

      July 3, 2009 at 8:11 PM

  4. James Gahl

    i knew i’d see some kodachrome on here one of these days. very nice work.

    July 2, 2009 at 3:08 AM

  5. Ahhh, Kodachrome, boohoo 😦

    Gorgeous, I like the mixture of in and out-of-focus.

    July 2, 2009 at 3:13 AM

    • Thanks. I like these kinds of shots. Makes you feel like you’re right in the middle of things.

      July 3, 2009 at 8:15 PM

  6. Rich purple colour. Nice~

    July 2, 2009 at 6:37 AM

  7. great colors and really liked the DOF!

    July 2, 2009 at 2:58 PM

  8. My favorite! Purple and Green and any plant that looks like lavender! YOu are right, this did scan nicely!

    July 2, 2009 at 6:43 PM

    • Yeah, this plant is much nicer than it’s common name – “pickerel weed.” It’s scientific name – “Pontederia” – ain’t so bad, though.

      July 3, 2009 at 8:18 PM

  9. Nice strong color you obtain here. We can recognize the Kodachrome signature. Nice finding.

    July 3, 2009 at 3:59 PM

    • Thanks. It’s not my favorite film, but I can appreciate the results.

      July 3, 2009 at 8:19 PM

  10. yz

    great film work on your site
    nice shot for saying goodbye to kodachrome

    July 5, 2009 at 11:55 AM

  11. this is beautiful colour too !

    July 5, 2009 at 10:31 PM

  12. Beautiful colors, love the DoF.

    July 7, 2009 at 7:28 PM

    • Always nice to see a new face around here. 🙂

      July 8, 2009 at 2:37 AM

  13. seanfraser

    That is a beautiful shot, the focus is soft but intimate

    July 11, 2009 at 1:33 AM

    • Thanks. This scan didn’t come out as sharp as I’d hoped. That’s what I get for using a cheap scanner.

      July 11, 2009 at 2:02 AM

  14. ashleycoombs

    I read in the newspaper that they were getting rid of kodochrome, did you take all of these pictures?

    July 11, 2009 at 6:48 PM

    • Yes, I took every photo you see on this blog. Thanks for stopping by.

      July 13, 2009 at 5:27 PM

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