That Kodachrome Look
Many of us have a geographical disadvantage when it come to bright colors at this time of year. But who says Kodachrome was only used to photograph striking colors like red, yellow, purple and magenta? Brown photos matter! Or did someone else say that already.
My photos aren’t exclusively brown but brown remains omnipresent. Nevertheless I wanted to emulate that typical Kodachrome look. Looking for a succinct description of what exactly the Kodachrome look is, I came across this article. Not exactly succinct but it is interesting. Here a shorter summing up: It makes colors warm, vivid and truer than life. It’s that National Geographic look.
Programs such as Photoshop, Lightroom or Luminar provide several presets, plugins, filters and the like for creating a Kodachrome effect. The experts say none of them achieve the real thing. I am sure I didn’t either but I had fun playing with the pictures from yesterday’s walk.
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11 response to "That Kodachrome Look"
It’s going to be hard to match Arizona, but you did a pretty good job. Brown and grey are colours too.
Match Arizona? Not going to even try.
I found Janos!! Love all your photos of the browns, green, and blue & red ;’-).
Thanks, Nancy! What good eyes you have to find Janos!
What Nancy said — the ivy, moss, and bark, plus the snowdrops especially.
Except I didnt find Janos. 🙁
I can’t find Janos here, either. The resolution isn’t high enough or I can’t enlarge it enough. I can only see him on the image before I uploaded it. Anyway, his head is sort of between my boots.
Oh! I see him now! CTRL and some hits on the + button enlarge the photo — he is facing you.
You know the photo where you captioned, “not really vivid is it?” In my opinion, yes it is.
I need some boots like yours. If I anticipate even a little mud, I wear my hiking boots, but think rubber boots would be better in middy situations. Plus, I’d have so much fun splashing in puddles!
Those are my leather hiking boots, Laura! I do a little splashing in puddles at the end of our walk and try to get some of the mud out of the tread. They are quite a mess to clean when we get home. But they are warmer in the winter than regular walking shoes or rubber boots.
I love those photos and the explanation of kodachrome – your photos definitely have the Nat Geo quality and the richness and textures definitely qualify in your shots!