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20 January 2015

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at McNally's showgirl, Miss Israel's selfie, five things to forget and forgotten vehicles in Detroit.

  • Joe McNally is Off to a Fast Start this year, but he really means he was saved at a CES Nikon presentation by a 1/8000 second exposure of showgirl Alexandra. That shutter speed helped obscure the busy show behind her while a few strobes did the heavy lifting.
  • Anne Barnard explains how Miss Israel's Selfie Puts Another Miss in a Bind. A faster shutter speed wouldn't have helped, sadly.
  • Jay Goodrich suggests Five Things We need to Forget About as Photographers, which is four more than we can remember. One point (at least) did resonate: forget HDR. The advances we're seeing in Raw processing -- from Adobe Camera Raw, DxO Optics Pro, etc. -- really minimizes the usefulness of multiple-exposure HDR work. (Thanks, Aaron!)
  • We were walking down Chenery St. yesterday observing the holiday when we stumbled upon a block or two of antique cars. A Chrysler 300 from the 1960s, a Studebaker, a Chevy Corvair and a few ragtops, all parked on the street, ready to move for street cleaning. Nicole Crowder writes that Reuters photographer Joshua Lott found something else in Detroit's graveyard of cars in the shadows of the city's revival.

More to come...

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