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June 15, 2015

And it was gone

I decided I wanted to have a roll of 35mm C-41 developed same day.

I went to the 1 hour photo section of the local chain drugstore that I had used over the last decade.

It was gone.

They only handled prints.

I got on Google and found all of the stores in that chain in a 25 miles radius.

They now only shipped film out and wouldn't return your negatives.

I was sad.

It was the end of an era.  

Mail order is available and affordable.  

But for how long.

It isn't like the death of a friend or a relative.

I mourn it nonetheless.

Time to start processing film at home.