The Photo Place – RIP

I am so sad today. I need to get a roll of slide film processed and the only place here in Denton to get that done within a day was The Photo Place. Now I’m feeling the mourning that hits after you fully realize what was, but now is no more. I’m probably going to have to seek out a death counselor for this one. The Photo Place was my lifeline for 120 and slide film development…and also the highest quality color-adjusted prints you could get in town…and within a day! Damnit, I was so spoiled.

It closed a few weeks ago due to a death of the owner. His widow did not want to keep it open, so it was closed, and the sadness ensued.

Now what?

Well, I must move on. With my undeveloped roll of slide curled up in the fetal position right here next to me on my desktop, I started calling around to find out where to turn. So far, most places I called outsourced their E-6 processing, which takes a week plus to turn-around. I did get a referral to BWC in Dallas, so I called them up. They can develop the film, BUT they told me that it would cost about eight dollars. I re-stated that I just needed the roll processed, not cut up and put into the slide frames, and they responded that if that was the case then it would come to about seven dollars. Unfortunately I am only used to paying only about three dollars for straight processing, so I was sadder still after finding a possible replacement. I’m not sure how just the processing is only one dollar less that the whole slide framing treatment.

So now my quest will continue. I need my slide film processed, and it’s looking like I’ll have to have it sent out with fingers crossed that it will not return all folded up and smashed on its way back to me. I’ll be sure to post more on my search through Dallas, preferably closer to Denton, for a reliable photo place. Please add comments if you happen to have any leads I can follow.

R.I.P. Photo Place – I’m missing you sorely.

1 Comment so far

  1. MLB (unregistered) on September 17th, 2005 @ 8:33 pm

    The Photo Place has re-opened (Sept 7th) with some of their old serviece are under construction. But never the less open and ready to grow. Check back with them. 1776 Teasley, 565-9504

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