The way I see it, there is no greater compliment to the true Kodak of old than this ongoing loyalty to its most famous progeny. These threads about Kodachrome—years now since its death—speak volumes about the good will people still feel toward Kodak and that product.
Kodak was an integral part of American life. Photographs of amazing people and places on Kodachrome by National Geographic. Photographs of amazing Little League baseball players on Kodachrome by my late father. And everything in between. For generations.
I was out doing fall colors again this year like everyone else. I do it just for the sheer relaxation of driving around and looking. I was using Provia 100F. A very nice film. Finer grain than Kodachrome. Better scanning than Kodachrome. Insanely easier processing than Kodachrome. And undeniably beautiful results.
But it wasn't the same. Nor will it ever be.