Home Movie Day, October 2016 at the Southern Colorado Film Festival. I saw Kodachrome projected for the first time and have to say that I was totally blown away with the colors. The more I see the more I understand how big a hole it left, which the new Ektachrome will probably not be able to fill.
Filmmaker Eric Stewart was our projectionist and film enthusiast extraordinaire. I also included a picture of some of his optical film printers that he’s working on restoring in his garage.
I found this at one of the stores in the Springs a few months back, and originally thought it might be something new, but it seems it’s something mainly for the overseas market. I have no idea why the cartridge says Kodacolor and the box says ColorPlus. I think Kodacolor was something that was sold back in the ’90s, had no idea it had come back. Or has it?
As an all-around consumer film it does alright, especially with the blues. It doesn’t seem to pull detail out of the shadows as well as some of the others, and I really hope this isn’t being brought in as a substitute for Gold 200, because I think Gold beats this by a significant margin. Like with Gold 200, I shot it at ASA100.
Now the bad stuff: the first few shots were of wind generators in Eastern Colorado. I don’t know what was up with the film, but there was some strange mottling that’s most apparent during those frames, plus reduced contrast, almost looks like it’s expired. I suppose it has its uses as an effect, but I would have expected better from Kodak.
Unfortunately it wasn’t just that roll either. I took my second roll to Durango with me and had the same problem with that one.
I spent $8.00 a roll on this. Never again.
I stayed in the little town of Penarth (just a short train ride south of Cardiff) for a few days before flying out, and it’s a lovely town.
Evidently this is one of the last Victorian piers left in existence. I believe it’s been recently renovated/restored but there’s some stink about the mishandling of the money they had, but thankfully I was just able to enjoy myself while I was there. It doesn’t look like it from the pictures, but the place was crowded.