Friday, December 31, 2010

They took my Kodachrome away!!

The last place to have Kodachrome developed is no longer accepting any more film.  Dwayne's Photo Shop in Parsons Kansas developed the last roll on Dec. 30, 2010.  Kodak no longer produces the chemicals so this is the end.  See this article from the KOAM TV in Kansas:

Updated December 30, 2010 at 4:55 PM CST by ANGELA GREENWOOD:  The end of the year brings the end of what many say is the best slide and movie film in history.
The world's last standing Kodachrome film developer is located in Parsons, Kansas, and on Thursday, they stopped taking the film.
According to Dwayne's Photo Shop in Parsons, most people have never heard of Kodachrome film.  But the unique film is bringing attention to Parsons.
Large crowds of people from across the region and the world came to Dwayne's Photo Shop on Thursday to take advantage of the absolute last chance to have their now obsolete Kodachrome film developed.

I hope no one has any left over rolls you meant have developed because it's too late now.  I hope I don't have any.  I still have some print film to develop.  I guess I better get it done.  Everything I do now is digital but I still have my film cameras and one day I plan to shot some more film.  I really do.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Years Eve Party Ideas

In past years we have gone to a few New Years Eve Rabbit Shows.  Yep, rabbit shows. 
This year we will be staying home so we will need to plan our own party, even if it is just our family.
Here are some ideas from around the web:
Making a year’s last party a special one, either by opting for a radically distinctive d├ęcor or cuisine, is a great way to celebrate the coming of a new year.
For the New Year Eve party decoration, choosing white, black and silver will create an ambiance of merriment and playfulness. Adding stars carved out from printable materials, cutting movie reels and board claps with black and white paper will add glister without much expense. 
Whether you’re hosting a party, joining someone else’s or having a quiet night at home with the family, these New Year’s Eve ideas for fun party food are a great way to celebrate.
With delicious, easy ideas like Sweet and Spicy Walnuts, Homemade Caramelized Onion Dip and Hazelnut-Crusted Fried Brie, how can you resist?
Get all of the recipes and inspirations for your New Year’s Celebration:
Check the link above for recipes.

Have fun and stay safe!

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