Posts Tagged ‘bridge’

Russian Tourist in Serious Trouble for Climbing the Brooklyn Bridge to Take Photos ‘For Fun’

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A screenshot of surveillance footage the captured Kolchin’s antics.

Rooftopping — taking photos from the top of tall structures, often illegally trespassing to get there — is a favorite pastime of many daredevil photographers, but it’s also dangerous and could land you in a whole heap of trouble, as one Russian tourist is quickly finding out. Read more…

Panasonic 4K-Capable FZ-1000 Superzoom May Be the Sony RX10′s Worst Nightmare

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Late last night Panasonic added an exciting new camera to the superzoom category. Dubbed the Lumix FZ-1000, a more accurate name might have been “Sony RX10 Competitor” or, if you’re being bold, “Sony RX10 Killer.” Read more…

Lowepro Gives One of Its X-Series Bags a Thorough Beating… Er… Testing

When it comes to testing, Lowepro gear doesn’t have it easy. Earlier this year, Lowepro announced a new lineup of camera bags aimed at the traveling professional, and yesterday, they released a hard-to-watch video in which these bags are put to the test. Read more…

Bomb Squad Called to Bridge to Deal with a Solargraphy Pinhole Camera

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Solargraphy involves using a pinhole camera to shoot extremely long exposures of scenes. Photographers who engage in it often leave their cameras fixed to outdoor locations for months or years in order to capture the path of the sun across the sky.

Waiting until the whole exposure is complete before seeing if an image turned out is painful enough, but there’s another major difficulty that can cause practitioners pain: the cameras are sometimes mistaken for bombs.
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Fujifilm XP200 and S8400W Go Extreme in Ruggedness and Zoom

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Fujifilm has announced two new consumer-level cameras that go extreme in different ways. The first is the new FinePix XP200, a new rugged cameras for outdoor environments. The second is the FinePix S8400W, a bridge camera that packs a massive zoom for photographers who are always shooting faraway subjects.
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Bridge Inspectors Being Dwarfed by the Second Highest Bridge in the US

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Reno, Nevada-based photographer Art Domagala was recently involved with an interesting photo shoot in which size and scale played a bit part. He was tasked with photographing bridge inspectors working on the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge, officially known as the Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.

Standing 840 feet (260 meters) above the Colorado River, the $114 million bridge is the second-highest in the United States. Domagala’s photographs capture the sheer size by showing how small the workers are in comparison.
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