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FYI - Steve McCurry - Last Roll of Kodachrome

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by phigmov, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010
  2. rossi46

    rossi46 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 1, 2012
    Steve McCurry is one of my favourite.

    I am wondering if the film images we see go through traditional wet room process or digitially edited.
  3. veereshai

    veereshai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 12, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    I remember this series. It's been a while, but looking at them makes me wonder (again) how Steve does it.
  4. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    how digital has influenced today's photographer... even with the last roll. i'm referring to the other nikon dslr to take test shots before shooting in the final roll of film.
  5. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Whew, those are some great images. Looks like the last roll was in good hands :wink:

    Really nice look to the grain and colors, I especially like the first portrait of De Niro :2thumbs:
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  6. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010
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  7. ReallyBadPictures

    ReallyBadPictures Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 12, 2013
    So did mama take his Kodachrome away?
  8. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Not quite the last roll - that's in one of my cameras, half exposed. Mind you, it will never be processed now and even if it was it wouldn't contain 36 keepers like Steve got! I wonder if he used the trick of a short wind-on to sueeze out a 37th frame? :biggrin:
  9. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Of coarse we now have Lightroom!
    "So Mama, don't take my Lightroom away!":cool: 

  10. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    I found a little red and yellow can in an old box at work. Inside was a roll of Kodachrome II. I sometimes think of shooting it (I still have a functional Pentax SP500) but it just sits on my shelf.
  11. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    If you mean, Mama Kodak, then Yes, she did.
  12. ReallyBadPictures

    ReallyBadPictures Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 12, 2013
    Oops, correct!
  13. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    End of an important era. A bit sad, but great shots.
  14. EasyEd

    EasyEd Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 16, 2010
    Hey All,

    I always preferred ektachrome - way cooler! Pun intended! :biggrin:

  15. onurpnr

    onurpnr Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 13, 2012
    Kodachrome has the best color ever for my personal taste and Mr. Mccurry did a wonderful job on the last roll.
  16. ReallyBadPictures

    ReallyBadPictures Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 12, 2013
  17. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
  18. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    Yea you did .. Mine was a typo .. I was not trying to correct your spelling there.

    On a side note, I am sad that I never got to shot a roll of Kodachrome. When I started to shoot slide film in High school, Ektachrome rolls were cheaper and I processed it myself. Then later on I would find color print film for about a dollar a roll; I would have my local mini lab process the negatives with an index sheet for five or six dollars a roll and then I would scan the negatives. I guess I always thought I could shoot Kodachrome some other time when I didn't have to pinch pennies. But then before I knew it, it was too late. :frown:
  19. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Although I think you meant "of course", not "of coarse"? :smile:
  20. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Much like using Polaroid test shots in the old days, I guesss. Interestinlgy enough, when I still shoot film, I shoot completely manual - no meter, no AF, largely because my film cameras nave no working meter or no meter at all. That is one of the thrills for me of still shooting film, I force myself to sense the light better and fall back on years of shooting a particular film speed in particular light (or, in a pinch, the sunny 16 rule). Admittedly, in iffy light, I will do a quick check on a digital camera to get a quick read on exposure.
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