Articles & News Tagged “News”


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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Borneo from Below: Baby Turtle Volcano Photo

Borneo from Below: Baby Turtle Volcano

Borneo From Below has released episode 16 online. This week, Bertie is present to observe the hatching of a relocated nest of sea turtle eggs that he assisted in relocation. This week’s episode is titled, “Baby Turtle Volcano”.

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View from a Blue Moon premieres Photo

View from a Blue Moon premieres

Surfer John Florence and Director Blake Vincent Kueny are releasing the first surf film that has been filmed entirely in 4K resolution. “View from a Blue Moon” features footage of Florence and others surfing around the globe and has been described as “possibly the most exquisite surf movie ever made”.

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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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Results of Por el Planeta contest announced Photo

Results of Por el Planeta contest announced

The results of the Por el Planeta conservation photography contest were announced at a gala event in Mexico City on 11 November. The winner of the Underwater Category was Francis Pérez and Luis Javier Sandoval was awarded the people’s choice award.

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Sea&Sea ships RDX-750D housing Photo

Sea&Sea ships RDX-750D housing

Sea&Sea are shipping their new RDX housing for the Canon EOS Rebel T6i/750D. Manufactured from polycarbonate, the housing gives access to all the camera’s “essential” controls and can be equipped with the company’s 180° optical viewfinder. Strobe triggering us vis two fiber optic ports.

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