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21 September 2019

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 the Youth Climate Strike, Michael Jang, narrowband astrophotography, long term success, 10 fall color locations and after-hours access at Giverny.

  • Brian Resnick and Danielle Scruggs show What the Youth Climate Strike Looks Like Around the World. "Friday may be remembered as the largest global demonstration ever in the fight against climate change," they write of the 2,500 events that were scheduled in over 150 countries. In an intelligent discussion of the topic, NPR's Scott Simon interviews former U.N. climate negotiator Christiana Figueres, who is exceptionally well-spoken, about Monday's Climate Action Summit in New York City that coincides with the United Nations General Assembly.
  • In Michael Jang Offers a Fresh Look at a Retro California, Mark Murrmann previews the 70-year-old photographer's first retrospective opening next week. The exhibit, at the Minnesota Street Project, was curated by Sandra Phillips, curator emerita of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Jang thinks the work holds up because "it has a look of not being made for money or even to design a career; this has the look of just someone just going out and enjoying photography."
  • Peter Hergesheimer explains Narrowband Astrophotography. Key to his stunning images is special sensor filtration. "With three narrowband filters designed around the emission bands of three common gases (Sulphur, Hydrogen and Oxygen), you can create beautiful color images by mapping the gas emissions to the red, green and blue channels," he writes. A 3x3-foot concrete block to anchor his tripod doesn't hurt either.
  • Kirk Tuck meditates on Coping With Long Term Success after discovering he "could have retired (with few financial consequences) a few years ago." How, he wonders, do you keep the music playing?
  • The Outdoor Photographer has published 10 Favorite Places for Fall Color Photos, each with a sample photo to inspire your travel plans.
  • In Farewell to After-Hours Access at Giverny, Harold Davis reports, "Sadly, the Monet gardens at Giverny have ended their program allowing artists, photographers and writers to access the gardens before and after the public admission hours." Four gorgeous images show what will be lost.

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