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The Captain’s Daughter   2 comments

Isla del Sol-72.jpgCaptain’s Daughter — Images by kenne

The captain of the boat that took us from Copacabana on Lake Titicaca
to the Isla del Sol had his daughter with him who was his little helper.
She was so cute with her matching colors against the lake and the clouds.

Isla del Sol-2-72.jpg

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“As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
Who loved his daughter more than I love you
Trust your intuition
It’s just like going fishing
You cast your line
And hope you’ll get a bite”

— from “Father and Daughter” by Paul Simon


Darkness, My Old Friend   1 comment

Wildflowers (1 of 1)-5 Darkness My Old Friend blogDarkness My Old Friend — Image by kenne

Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

— from The Sound of Silence by Paul Simon

It You Didn’t Already See It, This Is Moving — Paul Simon, 09-11-11   1 comment

Paul Simon – The Sound of Silence 9-11 Ground Zero

“Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away”   8 comments

Kodachromes DemisePhoto: Declining consumer demand dooms Kodachrome. Credit: Associated Press

Mama didn’t take it away, but Kodak has.

In Pail Simon’s song, Kodachrome, he sings of taking beautiful color photos using Kodachrome film in his Nikon camera and begging, “Mam don’t take my Kodachrom away.”

They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day, Oh yeah
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So mama don’t take my Kodachrome away

Like so many people who love cameras and photography, today’s decision by Kodak to stop making Kodachrome brings to an end a slow death of one, if not the best film ever made. Kodak has been outsourcing the processing for years now.  Sharbat_Gula_on_National_Geographic_coverIf you are not a photography and never heard of Kodachrome, except in the song, then you probably have seen this photo by Steve McCurry that appeared on the June 1985 issue of National Geographic Magazine. That’s the beauty of Kodachrome!

Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away
Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away
Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away


Posted June 22, 2009 by kenneturner in Art, Photography

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