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17 May 2022

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 solo diners, young crocodiles, tonality, backgrounds, photo books, historical facts, Colin Arisman and a compact SSD.

  • For three decades, New York photographer Nancy Scherl has shot Solo Diners in elegant eateries, burger joints and even sidewalk tents during the pandemic. Her meditation on solitude has been published in Dining Alone: In the Company of Solitude, a new book from Daylight Press.
  • Grace Ebert presents Dhritiman Mukherjee's image of Over 100 Young Crocodiles sunning on their father's back. "Measuring 16 to 17 feet long, the male likely was carrying the offspring from 7 to 8 female gharials, which lay anywhere from 20 to 95 eggs each year," she writes.
  • Mike Johnston simulates evolving tastes in tonality in B&W Over the Years. "People are trying for a radically different look now," he writes. "It's a matter of what's in fashion and also a matter of what's being modeled as the generally acceptable standard."
  • Julieanne Kost shows how to improve an image by Adding a Complimentary Background in Photoshop in this 6:07 video:

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