This sheep shot originally created on Kodachrome film, a cranky but gorgeous slide film.
This week, Kodak
retired Kodachrome. There's not a good yarn analogy to Kodachrome, I guess knitting with Kidsilk Haze sorta, kinda, comes close. You just don't want to make mistakes because everyone will see 'em, and you really can't undo them once the strand is knit. But knitting is a different art form, I'm going straight to the photo jargon. Consider yourselves warned: skip down to the contest if you don't want to get all photo-geeky with me.
Kodachrome had to be sent to a Kodak lab for processing . At best, it was 3 days before you saw how, or if at all,
your photo shoot turned out. There was no tolerance for exposure being even a partial F-stop over or under. No adjustments available to push or pull and save your frames as there were for other
slide films. You either did it right or you didn't. AS if that weren't enough , it only came in very low ISO's
, meaning, you needed a lot of light available or you needed to know how to create your own.
But the colors? Beautiful. And no grain, or noise, at all.
You know the song
So what else is a knitblogger to do but have a contest ?
It was the standard for magazine & commercial photography when I started working, I had very good, picky clients so I wanted to do it right. Not that I miss shooting film, nuh-uh. The instant gratification of digital, the chimping
at the back of my camera, the amazing amount of control I have to change the image, the speed. But still, sad to see the end of an era.
the prize:• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
a set of press printed fine art photo note cards including the sheep in coats image, abovehow:
go over to my etsy
shop, take a peek at the four images. Leave a comment on this post saying which one you like best..or suggest the kind of image you'd like to see as a note card. More animals? yarn still lifes? fiber? more knit objects? something else?when:
leave a comment on this post by midnight June 30th eastern time US, I'll announce the randomly selected winner on July 1
Poetic justice, I'll end with an iPhone image, local color on Friday evening.
(I guess it also makes you think all the world's a sunny day.)