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Old 03-12-2013, 02:26 AM
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Nothing from Dan since last July, (but he's posting on APUG?)
Just wondered what has happened...not being harsh, I hope, but perhaps those who donated might expect some regular updates?
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:20 PM
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I PM'ed him back on December about the book.
He said that the editing of the images was almost complete, and the task left was finding a publisher and release the project.

Together with the other main work he might have, probably it has become a side project with whatever time he's got left, thus it is moving slowly.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:06 PM
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Heís not even trying to keep a little fire going. It was looking great when it all started. With a little imagination it potentially could be great kodachrome research and social site. In my opinion huge potential is wasted as we speak. Something is missing in Danís business model.
Maybe Viagra and caulis is actually paying to keep it on the net because every time I click to look for new post thatís what Iím getting.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:44 PM
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Heís not even trying to keep a little fire going. It was looking great when it all started. With a little imagination it potentially could be great kodachrome research and social site. In my opinion huge potential is wasted as we speak. Something is missing in Danís business model.
Maybe Viagra and caulis is actually paying to keep it on the net because every time I click to look for new post thatís what Iím getting.
Yes, it is disappointing; this has been a great site, but I have to think that Dan has lost interest with no posts for 9 months. He posts on the APUG site, the most recent being critical of someone who's trying to gain support for preserving the old Efke photo film factory and stuff relating to its history.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:19 PM
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Yes, it is disappointing; this has been a great site, but I have to think that Dan has lost interest with no posts for 9 months. He posts on the APUG site...
We should not just blame Dan for the lack of interest - he has other activities, as we know. Why are we, the members, not keeping it alive? As wgiers wrote:
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With a little imagination it potentially could be great kodachrome research and social site...
For example I would be delighted to know what members have turned to in the more than 2 years since the demise of developing. Sure, some of us are still hoping for someone to offer processing again, but what are we doing in the meantime? Having said that, maybe I should post what I have been doing .
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:31 AM
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O.K. - Have been scanning and printing my Kodachromes from 2010 to make up my own modest "Last Year of Kodachrome album".
New picture-taking has been largely B&W and C41, with some home processing. With the loss of Kodak E6 and the best(?) of the Fuji E6 films (Astia?), together with the high cost, postage increases and the hassle of lab processing, I've decided to drop transparency shooting whenh my current stock of film is used.
In the longer term, I could get quite interested in "Alternative Photography" methods...just been reading a new book on Anthotypes! Or I might just join my wife with her watercolour painting....so shouldn't get bored!
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:17 AM
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Post Kodachrome? As of this writing, I still have something in the neighbourhood of 150 (or so) rolls of Kodachrome from late 2010 that I have yet to take a serious look at; I did only a preliminary edit - based on exposure - at the time of their return from Dwayne's (I am something of a serial bracketer, when shooting chrome).

As I indicated in a related post, I began, after a long absence, in mid-2011, shooting medium format and 35mm (rangefinder) black and white. Late in the year, I returned to shooting chrome (E100G and E100VS), again in both 35mm and 2 1/4 formats. At present (I inaugurated the project on 1 January of this year), I am at work on a two-year project documenting Vancouver Island. The effort involves everything: landscapes, seascapes, portraits, industrial, architectural, festivals, sports, wildlife, etc, etc. For the undertaking - shot in 35mm (SLR and rangefinder) and 2 1/4 - I have amassed around 700 rolls (give or take) of Ektachrome in the two formats. While most of the work will be in colour, I do expect to be shooting a fair bit of black and white as well (PanF Plus, FP4 Plus, HP5 Plus, Tri-X, Delta 3200).

The undertaking represents, I guess, an attempt to finish off my "Kodachrome Project," albeit with the legendary film's "ugly sibling." Posts, of course, will be forthcoming.

Insofar as my stash of Kodachrome is concerned, I plan to begin shooting as black and white - experimenting with a host of developers/EIs/filtration - any of the film not in bricks/of the same emulsion number; the balance will remain at -25C until...

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Old 04-21-2013, 01:03 PM
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The undertaking represents, I guess, an attempt to finish off my "Kodachrome Project," albeit with the legendary film's "ugly sibling."
The Ektachrome Project?

Or, reflecting the bigger picture, the Kodak Chrome Project?
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:33 PM
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Just thinking about E6 processing and having a little worry about the future of lab processing, partly as a result have having a small stack of unused, and now valueless, Jessop prepaid processing mailers in my desk drawer!

I recently sent an Agfa Precisa CT100 film to a pro lab (in Leicester, you can guess the one...) which I have used in the past successfully, (although not for a couple of years), and was rather puzzled to find every slide unusable dark, not the obvious appearance of underexposure (density looked about 4 stops under), all the colour was there but everything dull and weak, even the edge numbers barely showing. A read around on the web, particularly the Kodak E6 processing manual, gave every indication of exhausted first developer.

As it happened, I had a second film exposed on the same day, same conditions, same camera, same film and emulsion number, exposure index on the camera unchanged, which I sent to Peak Processing in Sheffield....result, technically perfect shots! Edge markings clear and sharp, dense blacks and bright colours.

Was the first film an indication of what we might start to expect when labs aren't getting the volume, and have lost interest in supporting analogue photographers?
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:19 PM
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Another reason to process tour own E6, etc. Harder to get chems all the time, too.

Seems with the whole analog situation, we're sort of being gradually thrust back into the past even 'further' than simply not using digicams... Next step will be mixing mercury and formaldehyde in a bison-skin tent... Could be we're actually 'evolving' toward something more 'complete' in our art like painting... Not the automated soul-less thing photography was derided as back when it was new... (unless it's a digicam)

My 'shot stock' continues to build up because I shoot more than I process; I think I've got something like 170 rolls of 36mm E6, dozens of c41, a bunch of 120 stuff, etc. Been too busy to develop; hoping this fall to find the time and one of those 30-at-a-time-in-a-2-gallon-8x10-dunk-tank setups... Else my standard 2 at a time 4-reel tanks in 14-hour developing sessions will take a lot of long weekends!

So maybe one thing about my big Kodachrome imperative ca. 2002-2010 is that I /had/ to mail them out!

I was going to take a 'historical methods' class this summer but fieldwork and time I'd miss vs. the $700 price prohibited it.

This message has wandered some to be sure, but as another poster mentioned somewhere, at least it's not the usual robot spam posted here most of the time now.

(ECHO, echo, e c h o, e ... )

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