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3 May 2024

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 Spain's Las Mayas, a colorful field, the Lee Miller trailer, a 28mm lens, packing for a trip and online access after death.

  • Since 2014 Spanish photographer Daniel Ochoa de Olza has been portraying the girl participants in Spain's Las Mayas. "Rich in symbolism, the tradition speaks of fertility and prosperity and serves as a blessing for the agricultural season," he writes. "In preparation for the event the families of the girls build intricate and elaborate altars decorated with flowers and herbs, gathered in the surrounding countryside and weave a wreath that the girl will wear like a crown."
  • Associated Press photographer Michael Probst describes shooting A Drone's View of a Colorful Field. "For me, green and yellow always work for some reason and the red car adds a different color," he writes. He waited 25 minutes with the drone in the air for that red car.
  • Kate Winslet stars in the biopic about Lee Miller, Ray Man's assistant and former model who became a famous war correspondent for Vogue during World War II. The movie will be released Sept. 27. Here's the trailer:

  • Kirk Tuck spent the day Getting Up Close and Personal With a 28mm Lens. "There is something to just being lazy and walking around looking at stuff that agenda-driven people have a hard time understanding," he writes. "I love the currents of chance." His slide show proves it.
  • In Camera Gear for the Faroe Islands, Kevin Raber packs up for another workshop. "I am always looking for lighter loads as my age creeps up with reality. This method allows me to meet airline reservations and to keep things off my back unless absolutely necessary," he writes.
  • A Reddit poster wonders How to Save Your Pictures for After You Die. Specifically, the concern is about accessing online albums.

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