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    Wonderful Kodachrome image

    Hi all,

    Now with a few recent threads dedicated to Kodachrome, after some searches on the internet using Google, I came upon the Wikipedia page that shows a really nice old 1949 London street scene shot on Kodachrome with all of it's wonderful colours still intact (as expected of course from Kodachrome! ).

    The image is by Chalmers Butterfield.

    Thought I would share it here as well for those like me who hadn't seen it before. You can find the original Wikipedia page here, including the possibility to download a not-to-good full sized 10Mpixel scan (Kodachrome not to blame, but the scanner operator...):

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kodachrome

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    IIRC that was in the mainstream press quite recently, printed back to back with a photograph taken in the same spot nearly 60 years on
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharbat_Gula

    This also done on Kodachrome is one of my all time great pictures


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aurum View Post
    IIRC that was in the mainstream press quite recently, printed back to back with a photograph taken in the same spot nearly 60 years on
    Would like to see the image 60 years on, if you can find an internet source for that...

    Well, of course, the Afghan girl is the color photographies "Mona Lisa"... everyone knows it, the London image I think does not (yet) have that status (but maybe it's my own ignorance )
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    Those are awesome photographs. I wish Kodak still make Kodachrome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco B View Post
    Would like to see the image 60 years on, if you can find an internet source for that...

    Well, of course, the Afghan girl is the color photographies "Mona Lisa"... everyone knows it, the London image I think does not (yet) have that status (but maybe it's my own ignorance )
    Wikipedia to the rescue

    I'll see if I can trawl the proper online article
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kubach View Post
    Those are awesome photographs. I wish Kodak still make Kodachrome.

    Jeff
    I bought a Roll of Kodachrome 64 last week in a high street retailer in the UK.

    Its still for sale in 35mm format, unfortunately 120 format and bigger is long dead
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aurum View Post
    Wikipedia to the rescue

    I'll see if I can trawl the proper online article
    Aaah, that's nice! Thanks for looking it up... Shame on TDK and Sanyo by the way for ruining that corner!
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    The cool thing is Kodachrome still looks this good, you just have to keep an eye out for really good light.

    One day we will looking back on it and it will be nowhere to be found. So why not load a Leica, Xpan or Nikon with it now and make your own masterpiece?

    Shoot it folks, it is still better than anything out there for the look it gives.

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    Kodachrome 4x5s from WWII:



 

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