I was reminded yesterday that I never commented on the demise of one of photography’s greatest icons.
I’m reproducing a post here that I wrote elsewhere:
No, momma can take my Kodachrome away and I won’t care.
I was a Fujichrome boy back in the day, and B&W before that, but it was always a huge hassle. My enlarger and trays made it from the UK to California twenty years ago, but never made it out of the attic.
It wasn’t until digital really became viable that I started to get interested in photography again. The freedom and flexibility of the medium (and tools like Lightroom and Photoshop) have made it possible to finally realize the vision I always had. Even the simplest things like straightening and cropping were nightmares when you were trying to get a lab to make a Cibachrome print from a slide. Now there is no limit to where you can take a digital negative. And I can make the highest possible quality prints at home.
So no, I won’t shed a tear. No regrets. The future is better, brighter and in Color.