Journal

The Joy of Looking Back at the Glory Days of Kodachrome

 California Chickens, circa 1977

California Chickens, circa 1977

I took it upon myself recently to rummage through some of my old film files and began reminiscing about the good old days of Kodachrome. These barnyard chickens were photographed with this film on a Nikon Ftn, with what I believe was a 28mm f3.5 Nikkor lens, sometime around 1977.


For a positive film emulsion it was unparalleled in its ability to render color with beautiful contrast and saturation.


It's kind of a shame that we photographers can't create the same kind of images with today's digital technology.


I don't care what others might say about the quality of today's advanced digital equipment, including camera phones.


None of this can replicate the true subtlety and ethereal qualities of film, and especially Kodachrome.