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Effort made to protect smelt when SF Bay Bridge was detonated Photo

Effort made to protect smelt when SF Bay Bridge was detonated

The largest pier of the old San Francisco Bay Bridge was detonated in a controlled explosion saturday. Caltrans imploded the upper portion of the pier with 22,000 pounds of dynamite at 7:17am, a time when officials hoped to take advantage of light traffic, slack tide and limited smelt. That’s right, a concerted effort was made to protect the endangered longfin smelt.

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Nikon confirms D5 plans Photo

Nikon confirms D5 plans

In a press release, Nikon USA has confirmed that it plans to launch a new FX format pro camera body. The D5: will offer professional photographers an even higher level of performance and image quality.” The specifications and launch date of the new camera have not yet been announced.

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Alan C Egan: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus but Jupiter has tiger sharks Photo

Alan C Egan: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus but Jupiter has tiger sharks

Photographer and Wetpixel member Alan C Egan has written a short article, accompanied by his images, about tiger shark diving at Jupiter, Florida. The presence of these sharks has only relatively recently been documented, and the reasons for their presence are still largely unknown. They represent a unique photographic subject for divers in Florida.

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Adobe releases Lightroom 2015.3/6.3 Photo

Adobe releases Lightroom 2015.3/6.3

Adobe has released Lightroom version 2015.3/6.3. Included in this release is local dehaze adjustments and support for several compact and mirrorless cameras, as well as 48 new lenses. It also addresses a list of bugs that were introduced with the ill-fated 2015.2/6.2 release. Perhaps most pertinently, the familiar import experience has been restored, allowing users to continue with their existing workflows.

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