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17 November 2020

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 Kieran Dodds, an underwater museum, Canon RP image processing, two Triumph Tigers, Drobo vs. Big Sur and M1 Macs.

  • In Connecting the World's Redheads, Steven Brocklehurst presents the ginger portraits of Scottish photographer Kieran Dodds. "It's not about hair," he says. "It's about humanity and how we are all made of the same stuff. With the ginger hair you can see that connection." And chiaroscuro.
  • Giorgio Ghiglione tells the intriguing story of an Underwater Museum designed to prevent trawling. A quarry in Carrara (where Michelangelo got his marble) donated 100 blocks to distribute off the coast after they were sculpted. Photos by several photographers.
  • Derrick Story demonstrates How Clever Software Makes the Canon RP Images Look Better with an example of how "in-camera optical correction fixes the vignetting and distortion of the optic at the wide end."
  • In Light Up the Night, Dave Williams lights up a pair of Triumph Tigers with the Milky Way in the background. "To make this photo special would require us producing our own light and applying it in such a way that the bikes didn't distract from the stars or vice-versa," he writes.
  • Kevin Ames warns Drobo Users, Beware of macOS 11 Big Sur. "While this is clearly an Apple caused issue, my sources at Drobo tell me they are working on a fix," he writes. To defeat Apple's incessant upgrade notifications, Hannes Juutilainen has released the free Big Sur Blocker.
  • in M1 Macs Review: The Next Generation, Jason Snell analyzes Apple's new architecture. "Basically, the $5000 iMac Pro I bought three years ago has been humbled by a $999 MacBook Air and a $699 Mac mini," he writes. "This is real life. This is where we are now."

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