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8 October 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 pumpkins, the Arc De Triomphe, travel cameras, glass orbs, fewer pixels and a Wiki photo contest.

  • Jasenka Grujin found 21 Creative Pumpkin Photos and they are not all orange squash.
  • Stephanie Wade presents Yohan Zerdoun's images of the Arc De Triomphe's Sublime Wrapped Installation, originally conceived by artist couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude in the 1960s. Day and night shots both.
  • In Leisure Travel With Cameras, Kirk Tuck decides what gear to take with him on his trip to New Mexico with his wife Belinda. Not a computer, so the blog will be quiet until they return on Oct. 18, he says. Oh, the cameras are going to be two Fujifilm X100Vs. "The benefits of the X100V are many, including: small and light, a great lens, wonderful files, surprisingly good video, long battery life and the fact that one could run a marathon with an X100V over one shoulder and not feel burdened," he writes.
  • Dave Levingston muses On Glass Orbs and Pictorialism at The Online Photographer, now publishing three days a week. Two topics not often discussed.
  • In Conflating User Issues, Thom Hogan tackles the claim "that fewer pixels would be better." He wonders what the real problem is with 50-Mp cameras.
  • Through Oct. 31, Wikipedia invites you to enter its Wiki Loves Monuments contest by photographing any "protected historic site that is recognized by a governmental body or other organization, such as a historical society." First prize is a $500 gift card, second $350, third $200 and fourth through tenth will get $50 each.

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