24 Frames of Film: Typical Guatemalan Ferreteria

Rudy Giron: 24 frames of film May 2015 &emdash;

Here’s your Spanish word of the day: Ferretería or hardware store.

In Guatemala ferreterias are quite popular and almost every town has at least one, but often many more than one. La Antigua Guatemala is not an exception and even the villages around town have ferreterias. For instance, San Pedro Las Huertas has at least a half of dozen ferreterias. The ferreteria shown here is located in San Miguel Escobar.

The “Pase Adelante” film project included developing and scanning of the 24 frames at 6 megapixels [8″x10″] plus an index print at my local Kodak mini lab. I already had the roll of film and I provided an SD card to the lab so I didn’t have to pay for a disc. The turn around for developing and scanning the 24 frames was one hour. They still sell a roll a 24-frame of film at this Kodak lab for $5.

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