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1 November 2020

We've just archived Volume 9, Number 10 of Photo Corners on the Archive page with 16 Features, 33 commented News stories, 28 Editor's Notes (which included 182 items of interest), five reviews and two site notes for a total of 84 stories.

That included 42 stories with 243 images, six stories with gear specifications and two obits.

READERSHIP hit a new high. We're actually looking at the full month's numbers this morning (thanks to a little insomnia). October broke records in Pages, Files and Hits. We served over 654,000 pages last month.

If you're new here, welcome. And if you've been around a while, you know we're always glad to see you.

Of the top five stories, three were Horns, our daily digest of photography news. Horned into the third spot was our review of Photoshop Elements (such as it was) and, following it, our slide show of a foggy day.

October broke records in Pages, Files and Hits.

But, as we usually note, those stories were published earlier in the month. Everything we published last month got about the same level of interest. Just not right away.

THE SOFTWARE REVIEWS were the big news last month as we covered new releases of Photoshop Elements, Photoshop 2021, DxO PhotoLab 4 and Exposure X6. We also covered the release of Halide Mark II for iOS and Photo Mechanic Plus.

To do that on our old hardware we had to upgrade to Mojave, the last macOS that will run our 32-bit Wacom software. And to make that leap, we had to rely on a patched version that has worked out quite well for us. So we wrote that up too.

That upgrade revealed an issue with Safari 14 and form buttons on our site that we promptly took care of, as we explained in our only site tweak of the month.

And, it seems to us, we spent more than a few late nights publishing specs for new hardware last month, too.

Ironic, that. Because we spent most of the month shooting with a 2006 Nikon D200 outfitted with a 43-86mm Nikkor from the 1970s. And we just loved the images.

EACH CAMERA AND LENS COMBINATION represents a specific vision. We look at the world differently when we walk out of here with a 35mm prime on our D300 or a 14-42mm zoom on our Olympus E-PL1.

We're loathe to stop using any of these combinations and not anxious to upgrade either. The new full-frame mirrorless combinations intrigue us, we have to admit. But what will they let us see that we can't see already?

That's a question we don't mind mulling over as we drop another two cents in the piggy bank.

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