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Some old photos in Kodachrome and other
Old 3 Weeks Ago   #1
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Some old photos in Kodachrome and other

Gotta love those old 'chrome shots.........

Kodachrome Shots of London in 1949

https://flashbak.com/wonderful-kodac...n-1949-420885/

Travels with 'chrome

https://flashbak.com/chalmers-butter...chrome-420970/


Color shots of USA in 1950s - film not specified but many have the kodachrome look.

https://klyker.com/color-photos-life-1950s-america/

And if your really can't get enough of them - here are four pages of Kodachrome shots (see links to later pages at the bottom of the first page below)

https://flashbak.com/tag/kodachrome/

And one set of autochrome shots (1913) just because I love them. I have seen these before and they have a haunting beauty - the autochrome process was weird but could produce wonderful results (Potato starch - really!)

https://flashbak.com/christina-in-re...ochrome-35937/
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Thanks for the links, Peter.

I love looking at photographs of the past ... and I don't apologise for liking that fact .
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Wonderful. That shot of Sloane Street could have been taken at any time up until about the year 2000 (but for the hats) as the Routemaster buses were still in service for most of that time.

I love the colours of Kodachrome. Pure nostalgia trip for me!
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I also cannot get over the beauty of Fan Ho's work in Hong Kong. This set includes some color shots in addition to his more usual mono ones. All are fabulous.

https://flashbak.com/fan-ho-street-p...-1960s-420509/
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That colour one is glorious - as are all the rest.

Such an incredible photographer.
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The good ol' days, Nash cars with skirts, Buick's with the holes!
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I liked that Lumiere Autochrome! Tell someone to bring it back! And Kodachrome, of course. The one I liked best was Kodachrome-X, which they did away with to replace it with a later version I never thought was as good.
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The good ol' days, Nash cars with skirts, Buick's with the holes!
The Nash. I saw one in the car park of a large DIY store when I first moved to my current house at a then 45 years old. Just as I was discussing what it was with another bystander, along comes the owner who tells the other chap that it was a Nash Metropolitan. She couldn't have been much under 80, but turning to me said - "It's only people of our age who know what it is!" Thanks a bunch...
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old Kodachrome shots are (to me) almost like time traveling.

one thing am sort of missing from yesteryears that cities were lot more smoky and dusty. not nice to breath, but photogenic
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Douglas Smith will have Manhoff archive published as the book. I’ll try to get one.
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Well that is fun!

Thanks for sharing Peter.

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Love looking at my old Kodachrome shots. The colors may not have been realistic but they were beautiful.

Speaking of beautiful...Fan Ho's work is miraculous.
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I have some beauties from W.K. Amonette. His earliest was 1939 but it is faded, so here are a couple from the forties-early fifties:

Found Fotos by John Carter, on Flickr

Kodachrome 1940-1941 by John Carter, on Flickr

Found Fotos by John Carter, on Flickr

And one of mine from the 70s:

1971-1972 by John Carter, on Flickr

And the master of kitsch: Slim Aarons:

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=slim+aaron...33-1&ia=images
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This films color palette is so especially beautiful that it almost hurts. Such a shame that it's gone.
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This films color palette is so especially beautiful that it almost hurts. Such a shame that it's gone.
I spend a lot of digital post processing time trying to emulate Kodachrome's unique palette. I very seldom succeed or even get close. This one is not bad I suppose though no where near as good a the real thing. But boy I wish at least I could do this or better regularly (it is very subject dependent and my skills are not up to it).


Street Shots - Cinematic by Life in Shadows, on Flickr
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Love looking at my old Kodachrome shots. The colors may not have been realistic but they were beautiful.

Speaking of beautiful...Fan Ho's work is miraculous.
I noticed yesterday on a different page of the same (I think) web site that there were some Ektachrome shots presented. My observation as I viewed them was that the colors in those shots struck me as being more life like than Kodachrome. But Kodachrome leaves it in the shade for beauty - it has a "punchiness" lacking in other films and reds, deep blues and yellows in particular just leap off the screen. In short it is (or was) an emulsion with just a much nicer color palette than anything else.

And yes Fan ho - wow.
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Kodachrome represents America perfectly in my opinion ... not quite real but admired by the world none the less. Today's hyper realism is nowhere near as attractive!

I have ten boxes of slides I shot in Nepal in the nineties that amaze me every time I look at them.
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We had a Kodachrome thread a few years back. Some wonderful images here.

https://www.rangefinderforum.com/for...d.php?t=165131

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Kodachrome represents America perfectly in my opinion ... not quite real but admired by the world none the less. Today's hyper realism is nowhere near as attractive!

I have ten boxes of slides I shot in Nepal in the nineties that amaze me every time I look at them.
Yes I am kind of bored with hyper realism of today's digital imagery. I do shoot digital pretty well exclusively these days (and no longer shoot slide film at all if it is even available - not sure I have not checked since Kodachrome was discontinued). But I do spend a lot of time getting rid of all that lovely sharpness my expensive lenses have produced and adding back in pretend aberrations etc. I also play a lot with color palettes, contrast etc not always specifically to emulate a film based image but to get at least, something more painterly than those crisp modern sensors and lenses produce natively. It's another reason I suppose I often also use classic lenses.
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Yes I am kind of bored with hyper realism of today's digital imagery. I do shoot digital pretty well exclusively these days (and no longer shoot slide film at all if it is even available - not sure I have not checked since Kodachrome was discontinued). But I do spend a lot of time getting rid of all that lovely sharpness my expensive lenses have produced and adding back in pretend aberrations etc. I also play a lot with color palettes, contrast etc not always specifically to emulate a film based image but to get at least, something more painterly than those crisp modern sensors and lenses produce natively. It's another reason I suppose I often also use classic lenses.
You mentioned Ektachrome in a few posts up. I've shot the 'new E 100' and recently some Ektachrome from 5-6 years back. They do seem to be different. The 'new' Ektachrome is to me trying to be more like Kodachrome than the earlier version.

New E100 Ektachrome:

EktaChrome 100 (NEW) by John Carter, on Flickr

Ektachrome from a few years ago:

Ektachrome 200 expired by John Carter, on Flickr

Still, for me the best film ever produced is Kodachrome. And you combine that with a dye transfer print or a Cibachrome: you have the best combination known to modern man.
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