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Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Blah Buffet, and They Take My Kodachrome Away

As the end of the semester nears (it's tomorrow), there's a bit more to do: marking tests, calculating grades, and going to another end-of-term buffet with virtually nothing for a vegetarian to eat. So I loaded up on good veg food with Stefano at lunchtime at Miracle Meals. Dinner was salad and purple sweet potatoes. I think I'll go to the kitchen and make a burrito as soon as I post this.

I've also been meaning to tell you about one of those "end of an era" things: Kodak discontinued the manufacture of their hallmark Kodachrome film this week. Beginning in the mid-70s,I shot it for years (before I went digital in 2001), and can tell you that it holds up decades longer than Ektachrome (clear, sharp, and bright even now); I didn't start using Fujichrome until the late 90s, so I'll report back on its stability in a decade or so. Here's the announcement, including some reminiscences on the film immortalized in a song by Paul Simon (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), and a gallery of great Kodachrome shots.

This is what was published today:

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