B&W most of the time, but Kodachrome in the Spring

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  1. pierre

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    Anybody else always feel compelled to shoot in colour during the spring/early summer, even though a black & white fan most of the time? I guess it's because "the greens of summer" is for Kodachrome after the nasty winters we get here in central Canada. I haven't actually used Kodachrome for years, but this year, I plan to use it while we still have it. You never know what Kodak might do these days.
     
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    I tend to get that itch to shoot color in the fall, except for bird photos, which I shoot in color year round.
     
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    Kodachrome
    Give us those nice bright colors
    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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    "...and everything looks worse in black & white..."

    At least that's what the song says :smile:
     
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    Yes, for most people Fall brings out the color film. But for me there's nothing like the light spring greens and blossoming trees to break out the color film.
     
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    I have the concert in the park album and in the live performance Simon changed those lyrics to "_better_ in black & white". I guess he caved in to pressure from irate B&W photographers. :x
     
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    As I look out the window at grey snow, grey sky, grey trees, grey streets it's no wonder that people start itching to celebrate the return of colors in the spring.
     
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    Well, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who feels this way. Spring is not too far away, but I can't wait.

    I guess I'm the opposite of most people though. I find the Fall is well-suited to B&W. I always have. It seems just the thing for when there are leaves on the ground. Of course, I do have colour-deficient vision, so that may play a role. I see colours, but many of them just look like different shades of the same colour. But even so, there's nothing like the bright greens of new vegetation popping out.
     
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    The last couple of years I've been loading IR film in the spring and colour in the fall (although there's nothing like spring wildflowers for colour). I like to head north of you Pierre to the Ottawa Valley for fall colour but I never seem to get the colour film out when I get around all the old cedar log cabins and barns scatterd through that area. It seems perfect for B&W.