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Title: This is getting a bit frustrating now
Post by: csaba on August 21, 2018, 03:48:30 am
So for the past 2 weeks or so we have huge forest fires here in British Columbia. Most of the province is covered in smoke. Here is what it looks like on the shores of English bay.
About half a mile away
(http://i.imgur.com/wohNL1U.jpg) (https://imgur.com/wohNL1U)

And about a mile away
(http://i.imgur.com/fgGIbGl.jpg) (https://imgur.com/fgGIbGl)

The North Shore mountains are about 4 miles behind the ships, of course covered by thick smoke.So no photography for me until further notice  :( :(

BTW, how can I make the photos smaller?


Title: Re: This is getting a bit frustrating now
Post by: Oldkayaker on August 21, 2018, 06:42:24 pm
Sad to say, wildfires everywhere are now the new normal and probably will be every year until we get an effective correction of our ongoing climate change.


Title: Re: This is getting a bit frustrating now
Post by: peter j. fitzpatrick on August 21, 2018, 07:30:13 pm
So , where is this ? , Canada I presume
Peter


Title: Re: This is getting a bit frustrating now
Post by: Jens Boldt on August 21, 2018, 10:01:25 pm
I hope that no one died because of the fire. In Greece it was worse:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Attica_wildfires

Seeing you're photos I'm quite concerned about air quality though... but judging from your post you seem to be fine.

So I take my time and wait for your excellent photos to come again when this crisis is over.

Cheer up my friend!

All the best from Hamburg,
Jens


Title: Re: This is getting a bit frustrating now
Post by: csaba on August 21, 2018, 10:04:00 pm
So , where is this ? , Canada I presume
Peter

Photos were taken from Jericho beach in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


Title: Re: This is getting a bit frustrating now
Post by: csaba on August 21, 2018, 10:05:49 pm
I hope that no one died because of the fire. In Greece it was worse:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Attica_wildfires

Seeing you're photos I'm quite concerned about air quality though... but judging from your post you seem to be fine.

So I take my time and wait for your excellent photos to come again when this crisis is over.

Cheer up my friend!

All the best from Hamburg,
Jens

Hi Jens, the air quality is quite bad and people are advised to stay inside, especially the elderly and those with respiratory conditions.


Title: Re: This is getting a bit frustrating now
Post by: lappino on August 22, 2018, 12:11:03 am
So, just like any April in South Korea, with yellow dust alert...

Seriously, this is not the circumstances usually encountered in Vancouver, BC, which I remember as having beautiful clear skies.

I hope this is resolved quickly.

As for the resizing of photos, I use Fast Stone viewer.

I tried to edit your photo a bit, using autocontrast in Picasa, but the result was very weird - this smoke really destroys the chance of a good photo.

Stay safe.

Cheers

Vlad


Title: Re: This is getting a bit frustrating now
Post by: tvtech on August 22, 2018, 09:47:54 am
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Title: Re: This is getting a bit frustrating now
Post by: tvtech on August 22, 2018, 09:52:50 am
Next one:


Title: Re: This is getting a bit frustrating now
Post by: pieter melissen on August 23, 2018, 05:41:31 am
Using ACDSee which has a Dehaze function and further manipulating with orange and yellow colors, I got this.


Title: Re: This is getting a bit frustrating now
Post by: pieter melissen on August 23, 2018, 05:42:07 am
and this


Title: Re: This is getting a bit frustrating now
Post by: pieter melissen on August 23, 2018, 05:43:44 am
the ships become sort of recognisable, which also emphasises the poor air quality the Vancouver seems to be currently suffering from. And just to make sure, these are still not good photo's but if this would have been a picture of a ship that I had never seen anywhere pictured before, and had been frantically looking for, I would be quite happy to find it.


Title: Re: This is getting a bit frustrating now
Post by: Brian Wayne Scott on August 23, 2018, 08:23:29 am
I sympathise with all living creatures in BC.

Every summer here in Fremantle, Western Australia we get smoked for several months
as controlled burn-offs are made in several bush sites outside the metro-area to prevent
wild-fires by reducing under-growth.

The small town of Yarloop was wiped out by fire in 2016 lives were lost.

Here is a typical day in the harbour during burn-offs.


Title: Re: This is getting a bit frustrating now
Post by: csaba on August 25, 2018, 05:52:27 pm
the ships become sort of recognisable, which also emphasises the poor air quality the Vancouver seems to be currently suffering from. And just to make sure, these are still not good photo's but if this would have been a picture of a ship that I had never seen anywhere pictured before, and had been frantically looking for, I would be quite happy to find it.

Agree with you. The ship is recognizable but not something I would post.
Cheers,
 Csaba