Festively colored lobster captured

The odds of catching a blue lobster are 1 in a million. To find a half-green, half-orange lobster like the following, the odds are a whopping 50 to 100 million to 1:

Lucky fisherman Alan Robinson caught this in Dyer's Bay in Maine (near Bar Harbor), and donated it to the Mount Desert Oceanarium, which is near Acadia National Park.

World's largest camera takes world's largest photo

Six photographers from the Legacy Project are spending tremendous amounts of time photographing the old El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in Orange County, California. One of their main projects was creating the world's largest camera obscuras, aka a "pinhole camera".

That consists of completely blocking all light from Building 115, a former jet hangar. A small hole cut in one end of the building displayed an image of the outside on a specially photo-sensitized fabric 80 feet away, which after 35 minutes developed into a picture. Latest news here; older details given here and here. The fabric measures somewhere around 28' by 108'. The non-profit org will be selling much smaller prints starting at $1600.


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