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Sailing into the setting sun near Rickmansworth. Sad to hear that Kodak has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after 131 years of business. I still have quite a lot of film in the bottom of the freezer, including some rolls of Kodachrome that is virtually impossibe to get processed now, they could become collectors items. Reading Michael Reichmann's 2001 open letter to Kodak again seems to get it spot on.

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cool barge! sad to hear about Kodak also ... an era has come to and end
It is sad news about Kodak John, my first camera was an Instamatic, seems so many years ago.

Sometimes I just feel like sailing off into the setting sun, maybe one day.
I do love the red ones! it is sad about Kodak. I don't know why they didn't more aggressively move into digital.
John Prior: The really sad thing is that Kodak was a pioneer in digital photography also, producing some very expensive professional full frame cameras and medium format backs back in 1999/2000 they still have lots of patents in the digital arena. They failed to have a vision on how to market there technology and were also indecisive on direction, so it was a management failure as opposed outmoded technology.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Jan 2012, 08:05
Elizabeth is right about Kodak...not keeping up with the times. However, they can still bounce back if they can get a few savvy techies on board to help them reorganize, right?

In the meantime, I LOVE your canals and boats there. I'm always comparing them to ours. smile
John Prior: The really sad thing is that Kodak was a pioneer in digital photography also, producing some very expensive professional full frame cameras and medium format backs back in 1999/2000 they still have lots of patents in the digital arena. They failed to have a vision on how to market there technology and were also indecisive on direction, so it was a management failure as opposed outmoded technology.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Jan 2012, 09:38
you had lovely light for this canal walk.
It is a great shame about Kodak smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 20 Jan 2012, 09:45
I like the angles between the building and the canal boat John.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Jan 2012, 10:00
Very attractive shot John: love the wooden building which could just about be Medieval.

It's very sad about Kodak: they really should have seen what was coming and been at the forefront of the digital revolution.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Jan 2012, 10:25
Still got a 35mm camera and film up in the attic John somewhere.

Your canal shots are always spot on and a interest to look at.
A fine shot John, nice water and reflection again. What a telling letter to Kodak, and really so true.
Nice soft colours which compliment each other perfectly.
  • Fred Adams
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Jan 2012, 12:57
I'd agree with Chad ref angle here - good composition as always John.
I think the company has committed suicide like its' founder did. Very sad to the the decline of the name that is synonymous with photography.
PS nice canal shot
So pretty and colorful!

As for Kodak, I hadn't heard that. I agree; it's very sad.
I've enjoyed your canal pix. Don't see those boats over here.
  • Krunal
  • India
  • 22 Jan 2012, 15:32
beautiful
NIce scene; love the red of the boat and his own reflection. Beautiful.
Have a nice day.

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