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[pct-l] Don't take my Kodachrome away!
- Subject: [pct-l] Don't take my Kodachrome away!
- From: Craig Giffen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 9 Apr 1998 23:13:35 -0700 (PDT)
I used both Kodak and Fuji on a Pentax 10-90wr camera. I couldn't really
tell the two apart, then again I didn't keep track of what type of film I
was using when. Having 400 speed film was good for those pictures in the
late afternoon. I purchased the film at Costco (Price Club, etc), and I got
it developed there too. The quality of the prints wasn't as good as if a
photo lab had done them, but it was about $7-10 per roll cheaper. Not a big
deal, unless you are getting about 40+ rolls of film developed like I did.
Though prints from slide film are generally better, I chose print film over
slide film for a few reasons:
- The overall cost of slides was more.
- Why would I want 1300 slides? Several pictures had screwed up lighting.
Some were out of focus. Some pictures I don't know why I took. Slides work
best for presentations. Are you going to want to show 1000 slides to a group
of people? My answer is "No", unless those people can stay awake of 2 days!
I figured that if I ever wanted to do a presentation, I could simply get 75
of my best/favorite pictures together that represented my hike, and get
those made into slides. The cost would still be lower. (Yes, print->slide
qualtiy isn't as good, but good enough). It would be a good overview, and
keep your audience from drifting off.
I put most of my pictures into 3 photo albums, and have a stack of "pct
outtake photos" that I didn't put in.
It is funny watching non-pct hikers flip through my albums, they glance at
the 6 photos and flip the page. They don't study every single detail like
you and I would. It takes them a minute to "hike" through a weeks worth of
Taking pictures was still a really good thing, mostly for myself. I'm piled
up to me arse in C++ and Calculus textbooks right now, all I have to do is
pull out my PCT photo albums and I instantly rocket back to the trail!
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