posted 5/11/09 at 12:06pm to Uncategorized · 0 replies · permalink

kodachrome (via delgrosso)

kodachrome (via delgrosso)

posted 5/8/09 at 2:52pm to Uncategorized · 0 replies · permalink


old roll of kodak plus-x 120 (exposed)

I recently acquired a set of old film rolls.

Included were two exposed rolls of Kodak Plus-X film.  One was in a 120 size, one in a 127(!) size, both assumed to have been exposed in the 1950s.  I’m taking them to a good pro lab to have them processed, if possible.  Given their age, they might have deteriorated into nothingness.  But they were sealed up as soon as they were exposed, and the person I got the films from was fairly certain they’ve been in a cold, dry place since that time.  If something is still retrievable on the negatives, the results could be interesting based on who I think the film came from originally.

Also, I got two unexposed rolls of Plus-X, one from 1954 and one from 1965, which I’m going to put into my Hassy next week1 and see if I can get any results.  They’re listed as “tropical packaging”, whatever that meant, and the same semi-guarantee of storage in cool darkness for the last few decades came along with these rolls.  We’ll see.  If I get any result at all from any of it, I’ll put it up on Flickr.

(Oh, and there was a roll of Kodachrome 64 from 1978 – it’s probably fogged over and unusable by now, what with getting doused with 30 years of cosmic rays – but I’m going to stick it into the rangefinder and see what happens.)

  1. I only have one A12 magazine, so I have to finish off the roll of Ilford that’s in it now. I wish I could afford a second one.
posted 7/7/08 at 5:10pm to Photography · 0 replies · permalink

Chicks, man. Chicks.

Peregrine falcon chicks began hatching today in their nest in the tower atop the Kodak world headquarters building in downtown Rochester.  Just in time for Mother’s Day1.  Aww.  Can you even stand the cuteness of it all?

Kodak provides a webcam in their nest, and you can watch the rest of the eggs hatch over the next few days.

  1. The mother falcon is named Mariah, after George Eastman’s mother.
posted 5/8/08 at 4:17pm to Local, Science! · 0 replies · permalink