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29 November 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 winter in Ukraine, Christmas markets, Kwame Brathwaite, a correction, the Object Selection tool and unified memory.

  • The Guardian picture essay portrays the Onset of Winter in Ukraine with stark photos by Alessio Mamo. "The destruction of houses and lack of access to fuel or electricity due to damaged infrastructure could become a matter of life or death," the World Health Organization said last week.
  • Europe's Christmas Markets Return, Alan Taylor presents 20 photos of the annual tradition in Berlin, Strasbourg, Tallinn, Prague, Wrocław, Nuremberg and elsewhere.
  • In Black Is Beautiful, Jonathon Keats reviews an exhibit of Kwame Brathwaite's ground-breaking photographs at the New-York Historical Society. "His photographs proclaimed that embracing racial pride was both desirable and inevitable," he writes.
  • After taking off the lens hood (which caused vignetting) and the filter (which lowered contrast), Kirk Tuck tests the Nikon 20mm f2.8D on a sunny day. "The end result? Well. I was wrong. The lens is pretty darn good."
  • Julieanne Kost explains Using the Object Selection Tool in Photoshop. The text linked above adds three tips not in the 4:28 video below:

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