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6 November 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 the week, Pompeii, removing a chain link fence, remembering batteries and a library.

  • Alan Taylor presents 35 images of the week including Goth Weekend, Dark Moon, Dead Sea. There's a cute cat photo in there too. And a gorgeous shot of San Francisco's skyline from Marin in the north at sunrise.
  • Getty Images has a photo of the just-unearthed Pompeii Slaves' Room buried in ash from the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The well-preserved room with one window contains three wooden beds, a chamber pot and a wooden chest containing metal and fabric item, along with a chariot axle, proving even then people took work home with them.
  • In How to Easily Remove a Fence With Photoshop, Dan Havlik presents Anthony Morganti's 12:14 (inevitably involved) tutorial:
  • In the thread Event Photography and Forgotten Batteries there are a lot of excellent suggestions for guaranteeing you don't leave for a job without battery power. Our favorite one is to take a photo of your (accurate) clock before you go and leaving the battery door open when there's nothing in the chamber.
  • Lucy Mangan writes about Creating My Library for 8,000 books when she found a property with a former two-room cart house. "Plastered walls, a flagstoned floor, three sets of french doors opening on to the garden: it was, clearly, a library in waiting," she writes. Amit Lennon's photos make you want to grab a hammer, saw and paint brush to replicate Mangan's oasis of sanity.

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