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18 September 2021

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 goats, the Flaneur, Twitter, the Italian Dolomites and removing lens fungus.

  • Amanda Lucier took the luscious photographs accompanying Coral Murphy Marcos's story about wildfire suppression. The Unconventional Weapon Against Future Wildfires: Goats profiles Silverthorne, Colo., goat herder Lani Malmberg's campaign to manage undergrowth with a herd of the hungry critters. We have long had goats grazing throughout the city to keep the weeds from threatening the, uh, skyscrapers.
  • Gaurav Sood was smitten with Henry Smallbone's Flaneur digital camera but it was a school project designed to make you feel "as if you are not using a digital device." We remember that pretty clearly and it was not a feeling we want to suffer again. Smallbone does a pretty good job of restoring the aggravations: a tiny parallax-handicapped viewfinder, a crank, capacity for just 37 images.
  • Chris Gampat finds A Photography Community in the Most Unlikely Place, namely Twitter. He found "a concentrated effort to build something positive and a space where photographers can learn and thrive."
  • Marta Kulesza lists The Best Mountains Towns in the Italian Dolomites. And even better, she includes some stunning photos of the region.
  • In Removing Fungus Between Glued Lens Elements, Reddit poster rrlasse details how to remove fungus from a Sony lens using a vacuum box and alcohol. (For "rand" read "edge.")

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