© 2007 Jacco

flower power I

The start of a short series of macro shots. Our garden is… just our garden. Nothing special. But when you explore it with a macro lens, you see a whole different world.

Equipment: Canon EOS30, EF 100mm f/2.8 macro
Film: Kodachrome 64

(it was more than 10 years ago that I last used Kodachrome. Wow, it feels good to try that again. Sending the film to Lausanne, half-forgetting about it, and then… some 10 days later, you find your slides mounted and well in the mailbox. True magic. It is said that “Digital is instant gratification”. Well, I prefer this delayed gratification, with a lot of anticipation.)


  1. Posted June 20, 2007 at 22:55 | #

    Is the Kodachrome from my friends free package?
    Colors are beautiful!

  2. Posted June 20, 2007 at 23:17 | #

    Richo, no, it's not (it's far from free, actually…). I have used some of the film you mention, but haven't developed any of it yet (saving them up until I have some more, then I will mix my C-41 chemicals and develop them).

  3. Posted June 21, 2007 at 14:50 | #

    Does the slides developed in C41 I though they use some E process.

  4. Posted June 21, 2007 at 17:56 | #


    Kodachrome is special, it uses the K-14 process (only one place left in the world where it is developed!). Colour negative C41, slides E6. But I plan to try cross-processing of slide film in C41 chemistry, which should result in some colours that are out of this world.

  5. Posted June 26, 2007 at 13:59 | #

    Looked at all the kodachrome flowers, and I like this one the best.
    It's not only that, like richo said, the colors are beautiful, but it is also the way the flower "unfolds" itself.
    It gives me the feeling that any moment now, I will see it move and unfold further, like in a stop-motion film.

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