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14 March 2017

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 (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at Holi 2017, Jerry Dantzic's Billie Holiday images, the supply of high-end cameras and IoSafe.

  • In Holi 2017: The Festival of Colors, Alan Taylor presents 28 photos of the Hindu Festival of Colors. "Revelers traditionally throw bright colored powders at friends and strangers alike as they celebrate the arrival of spring, commemorate Krishna's pranks and allow each other a momentary freedom -- a chance to drop their inhibitions and simply play and dance," he writes.
  • Freelance photographer Jerry Dantzic takes you Backstage With Billie Holiday in John Leland's piece. "In these images and in Dantzic's performance shots," he writes, "she is not the tragic torch singer of myth but a middle-aged woman finding simple comforts from the maelstrom, no longer as sharp in her voice but undiminished in her ability to command a stage."
  • In High-End Unavailability, Thom Hogan points out, "As I write this, Fujifilm claims that the X-T2, X100F and GFX 50S demand far exceeds supply; Olympus and Panasonic can't keep up with their OM-D E-M1 Mark II and GH5 orders; Hasselblad can't keep up with X1D orders; the Leica M-10 is in low supply; and the Sony A99 Mark II is back-ordered pretty much around the world."
  • In This Is Why IoSafe!, Moose Peterson shows the toasted exterior of his IoSafe 1515+ and the five pristine drives it protected in a fire. And when it's up and running, he can access his images from anywhere in the world.

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