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7 August 2021

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 Olympic reflections, Greenville, Bernard Moncet and stills from video.

  • In Tokyo Olympics 2020: Reflections, the Guardian presents images of the event that include reflections. "Show a photographer a reflective surface -- be it water, glass, a screen or a visor -- and they'll show you a striking image," the editors write.
  • Katie Down compares Google Street View images to Josh Edelson's photos of Greenville, Calif., for before and after photos of Historic California Town Razed by Dixie Fire. "Although fire crews were able to save many of the homes of its 800-some residents, the downtown district was eviscerated Wednesday night when high winds whipped the flames down from the mountains," she writes.
  • In The Glass Plates in the Attic, Mike Johnston links to a project by photographer Bernard Moncet to preserve images taken in SaĆ“ne-et-Loire and Aveyron between 1891 and 1981. The shots of cyclists apparently required a second person to steady the bike during the long exposures. As the comments indicate, Moncet's work itself is worth a visit.
  • Kirk Tuck sets out to discover if Video Frames from a 6K camera can make great stills. "The [CinemaDNG] files are malleable when it comes to shadow recovery and color elasticity but I'll have to spend some more time finding a proper sharpening formula," he writes.

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