Friday, November 13, 2009

Thematic Photographic 75: "Travel" v.3.0 - A Kodak Moment


"Eastman Kodak Building"
Rochester, NY - August 2005 (Click to embiggen)

Thematic Photographic hosted by Carmi - Button Image by Smarmoofus Hosted by Written Inc.

George Eastman accomplished a great many things in his life, and the city of Rochester, New York could probably be named for him. A great many of the buildings in town are named for him, most notably the Eastman Theater and Eastman School of Music. It was this latter that brought my son and I to Rochester in August of 2005 as part of the Great College Road Trip of 2005 I've spoken about so many times. Ultimately, Bryan decided on another school, as impressive as ESM's history is. But in the spirit of "something for everyone" we stayed in a hotel room that afforded a splendid view of Eastman's most notable contribution to history (for my money at least), the Eastman Kodak Company. Rumor has it that the name "Kodak" came from the sound a camera shutter makes as it opens and closes. And that sound was propagated in many of the company's product names (Kodachrome, Ektachrome, etc.). Little known trivia, yeah? Anyway, I thought it fitting that I took all of the shots I did of this building (and pretty much all the others I took on this trip) using Kodak MAX film in ISO 400.
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2 comments:

Catherine said...

That's a great shot, and it is especially effective against your black page background.

Carmi said...

Beacon of light...gorgeous. Mr. Eastman would doubtless love this perspective.

Funny, when I think of all the rolls of Kodak film I've shot over the years, I often stop and wish that the company that made it all happen manages to find its footing in the digital age. Not an easy or painless transition, apparently.