This beautiful feathered friend led me a merry chase all over my backyard the other day. I had apparently interrupted something that he was doing, because he chewed me out royally and flew from tree to tree to taunt me as I pattered after him with my camera.
I shot endless rolls of what used to be E-6 Ektachrome 200 slide film, but now – gloriously – all those shots are on a tiny postage stamp-sized “card”, and the unsatisfactory ones can be disposed of in a flash.
But the picture itself reminded me of the rich colors of the flowers and other plants that I used to stalk with my Canon F-1 loaded with Kodachrome 25. I lived in Florida then, and the flora was very vibrant compared to what I find in the deserts around my house in Arizona. The Kodachrome brought the yellow roses that I favored to life in a way that I see now only in high quality photographs from other artists who still cling to film.
Has anyone tried giclée printing at home? Art.com is offering it as a service for one’s own photos. I am tempted.