For many years I took film to the A&P in Millwood to be developed. A service picked up film and returned prints. Then I got a digital camera for Christmas 2007 and stopped using my film camera. Apparently a common story as I was in the A&P for other reasons today and noticed they no longer offer film development. As I recall the last time I dropped off film the service was no longer picking up daily, a sign of dropping volume. Apparently it eventually became unprofitable all together.
I like my new digital camera a lot but it is a little sad to reflect on all the people and businesses that lost out as film became obsolete.
The photo is of me, taken in September 2007, and may be the last photo my film camera will take.