Kodachrome Film

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Hello, I'm Diana of our.city.lights, and so happy Anna asked me to guest post. I know Anna is a film enthusiast, so I thought I'd share my love for my favorite film, Kodachrome.

In June 2009, Kodak stopped Kodachrome production. I've used slide film for my 35mm cameras but Kodachrome tops for quality over any. Slide film, when cross processed as 35mm, produces the most ridiculous bright colors. On my trip to Santa Cruz last year, I found a little photo shop, and I bought the last three rolls carried. I took the photos with a vintage Olympus Trip, and oh my, these came out beautifully loud, no?
Santa Cruz Sky 2
Santa Cruz Seabirds
Santa Cruz Sky 3
Santa Cruz Sky
I'm savoring what I have left, but it's such a sad production to close down, next to the Polaroid.

Kodachrome film is also used for filming, not just photographic film. Check out this charming vintage movie filmed in Disneyland.

Thanks so much for having me, Anna!
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17 little notes:

Marinka said...

lovely photos

Kelly said...

That movie makes me so happy ♥

June Paski said...

amazing photos!

xx

Diane said...

Oh my, this is beautiful and aweessomme. Thanks for sharing, Diana! It reminds me that I have to get my slide film developed...they've been sitting on my shelf since early this year!

Lulu said...

that is so cool. sad that they're not producing it anymore though!

daisychain said...

Oh wow, these are beautiful

lois mae said...

those pictures are so lovely to look at

Alice said...

Love the second Picture!:)
much love, Alice from bells and whistles ;).

Jen said...

Wow, these are so gorgeous! Beautiful work!

Sam said...

These are so nice! I love the vintage Disneyland footage especially!

Moodswing Darling said...

lovely pictures ! good job !

Ashley Gray said...

Diana, I love these! And every time I hear "kodachrome" I sing Simon & Garfunkel haha.

Lady Grey said...

Very cool, I love the sky one.

Charlotte. said...

such gorgeous photos! i love the first one.

Little Monarch said...

Kodachrome film rocks! I'm actually cataloguing a whole lot of 35mm slides that were taken in the 60s and 70s. It's so much fun!

Zoë Kate said...

WOW! So beautiful! Film excites me so much. I'm just starting to really get back into it, and I've been really enjoying it. It's so inspiring to see what other people are doing! Check out some 120 shots I took on my new Diana+ camera - www.glitter-and-ink.blogspot.com there are some polaroids on there too!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Gorgeous photos, Diana. Thanks for sharing! The intense blue is so captivating. I can't stop looking it at.