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Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on July 07, 2013, 08:23 PM:
Anybody out there that uses Google Earth and loves to shoot movies on film, here is something interesting to try.

Search for 415 South 32nd St, Parsons, Kansas.

We are now out in the street outside the front door of Dwaynes Photo. Look in the middle of their building, there is a small red icon. Click on it and it will launch a 360 degree view of the inside of their plant.

Now we are inside their building on December 30th, 2010. So what? Today is the very last day they will accept Kodachrome film for processing at this, the very last place on this (or any..) planet that is doing the job.

-strange: it looks a lot more peaceful than I would have guessed!

If you see my film, let me know: I had three cartridges of S8 K-40 there that day! [Wink]
Posted by Pasquale DAlessio (Member # 2052) on July 07, 2013, 09:24 PM:
Hi Steve

Thanks for the post.

I think your films are done!

Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on July 07, 2013, 10:40 PM:
Done, returned...maybe even edited by now!

We assumed that that day was the last run of the machine and if the film was received too late they wouldn't process it, but that's not exactly how it worked.

Dwayne's had piles and piles of film to process. They lined it up in the order received and they ran until the chemicals were used up. Whatever was on the film still waiting for processing after than is mostly lost to history now.

We had a blizzard the night before I was ready to mail mine out and every shipper was out of commision by the next morning. I got it there on time, but not without a great deal of accumulated gray hair!
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on July 08, 2013, 02:22 AM:
Hi Steve

Got to the car park, but that was as far as I got....cant find the key to get inside [Smile]

Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on July 08, 2013, 05:51 AM:
Hi Graham,

You need to zoom in close and look at the center of the two building complex, there will be a tiny red icon. If you click that it will launch the 360 degree view, which you can navigate using your mouse.

-loads of neat stuff, including a bunch of reels, a set of rewinds and what I take to be the last operating Kodachrome processor still hard at work!
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on July 08, 2013, 05:57 PM:
Hi Steve

Had a good look but still cant find it, If I zoom in on the "top view" of the buildings there is a padlock I can click on, and that tells me about Dwayne's ,but from the street view itself cant find anything [Frown]

Posted by Hugh Thompson Scott (Member # 2922) on July 08, 2013, 06:32 PM:
Not being "dog in the manger ", but I LONGED for their vehicle
to appear on my country "lonnin", just to smash it to bits 'round
the drivers head.I HATE bloody google and their "burglars guide
books" to folks propereties, my threat still holds good though, if I
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on July 08, 2013, 06:55 PM:

I think you are on Google Street Maps, Google Earth is a utility you download from the 'net. Neat thing too.


Less capitals, less caffeine...

(This is a nice, peaceful thread about Dwaynes and the last days of Kodachrome.)
Posted by Hugh Thompson Scott (Member # 2922) on July 08, 2013, 07:58 PM:
Steve, it isn't a case of less capitals or caffeine, in this part of the
world, thieves love "google" as it gives them a guide to folks properties and highlights weak spots for break ins etc, however
my threat holds true to the GOOGLE guys.It's called SPYING. I might be termed as "old fashioned", but I believe in privacy, and subscribing to this questionable feature on the net, comes back to the "do I want my private bits & bobs" on the net, invariably the answer is NO, If these companies wanted you to browse through their buildings, they might have given permission, although I doubt it.. Subscribing to these "insider"
sights gives weight as to why Google SHOULD, personally I think
if these companies wanted me to see their workings, it would be on a public screening ground.Perhaps Google will show us "behind the scenes", although I doubt it, as for a harmless peaceful post regarding film, are you sure?
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on July 08, 2013, 08:46 PM:
Still has nothing to do with Dwaynes and K-40.

You are more than welcome to start your own thread, though.
Posted by Hugh Thompson Scott (Member # 2922) on July 08, 2013, 09:13 PM:
Maybe some folks need to wake up and smell the caffeine.
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on July 08, 2013, 10:19 PM:
I declare this thread hijacked and crashed.

Thanks a lot, Hugh!
Posted by Hugh Thompson Scott (Member # 2922) on July 08, 2013, 10:33 PM:
No problem Steve, coffee's done.
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on July 09, 2013, 12:39 AM:
Thanks Steve

You were right I was was on Maps and just downloaded Earth, so will have a look at Dwayne's tomorrow......thanks again.

Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on July 09, 2013, 01:29 PM:

There's hope for this thread yet!

What you'll also like trying is flying to the SS Australis wreck site. Google Earth allows people to post pictures at locations and also you can access multiple years of satellite images and see the "progress" of the wreck back most of the way to the accident.

There is also a flight simulator mode, but I haven't tried it yet.

The delightfully weird thing I once found is near the Frankfurt Airport. You see a Lufthansa airliner mid flight, then you move along the flight path and there it is again, and again. The picture is a mosaic, and at that moment the satellite and the airliner were on parallel paths so the camera caught the same plane multiple times.

[ July 09, 2013, 02:59 PM: Message edited by: Steve Klare ]
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on July 12, 2013, 03:06 AM:
Hi Steve

Just thought I would mention that although the download was successful I keep getting a message saying there is a problem with Google Earth....will sort it out soon and hopefully have a look around Dwayne's....and Australis.

Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on July 12, 2013, 11:58 AM:
Sounds Good Graham!

It's a big world out there and this is a very interesting way to explore it, although I find most of the places I favorite are ones I've aread been!

The Frankfurt 747 is (are?) still there:

Posted by Robert Crewdson (Member # 3790) on July 12, 2013, 12:31 PM:
My wife was able to view her old workplace at Rostov-on-Don, South Russia, not sure if Vladimir Putin is aware of Google Earth and approves. A little over 20 years ago it would have been another Bay of Pigs incident.
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on July 12, 2013, 01:21 PM:
Russia is kind of funny about things like that. I have a handheld GPS that I thought I might bring with me the first time we went to Russia.

-good thing I found out they are illegal there. The odds are strong it would have gotten no further than the airport in Moscow (Not to mention: ME!).

We later brought the one for the car to Germany. Hearing this dopey thing trying to pronounce German street names was just hysterical!

I have two bookmarks on Google Earth in Russia, Novosibirsk, Siberia where I went for my job, and an orphanage on Sakhalin Island where we adopted our son.

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