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28 March 2018

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. This time we look at sandstorms, Kirk Tuck, attachment rate, getting into flash and flash vs. babies.

  • In The Strange Beauty of Sandstorms, Alan Taylor presents 31 images of the sand storm that affected "southern Europe and as far as the ski slopes in Sochi, Russia, turning skies red and leaving behind orange-frosted snow."
  • You'll be glad to know Kirk Tuck has returned to his VSL Blog (Visual Science Lab). "Man, I needed that break," he begins. Mike Johnston promised to return tomorrow. And Lloyd Chambers posted an update on his condition after a concussion.
  • Thom Hogan explains the importance (to manufacturers) of the esoteric Attachment Rate. "Basically, attachment rate is the number of lenses sold versus bodies," he begins, ending with a reflection on the effect new body designs may have on it.
  • Scott Kelby offers a quick but thorough overview of Getting Into Flash Photography. "When your flash power is up too high, it looks like you went to Home Depot, bought a Black & Decker Ultra Bright LED Spotlight and shined it right on your subject," he begins before delving into the ways you can modify artificial light.
  • And along those lines, the old Camera Flashes vs. Baby Eyes debate gets a sponge bath at reddit. You'll have to hunt but there are a couple of helpful answers in the bath water. No harm done, in short.

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