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16 November 2016

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 Mosul, a solar charging kit, slit scan photography and a McNally speedlight setup.

  • In The Ongoing Battle for Mosul, Alan Taylor presents 36 images from the front. Number 5 is the one that grabbed us but 32 and 33 taken together tell the story.
  • Derrick Story has put together a Nimble Solar Charging Kit that includes a portable solar panel, storage battery and adapter for his camera battery for about $100. He can charge his iPad mini, iPhone and batteries for the Olympus E-M5 Mark II with it. But not a laptop.
  • Jim Klasson is conducting More slit scan experiments -- blending space and time in which he splices a column or a row from each image of a set of images taken at a different time into one photo. That can take 7,500 images.
  • In Remember Those Speedlights We Had in the Garage?, Joe McNally shows how he lit "an old garage, an even older truck, an oxy-acetylene torch wielding dude who could have had a cameo in Texas Chainsaw Massacre and a bunch of tarnished, beat up junk." Includes hand-drawn schematic.

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