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« 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


And about a mile away


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  Sad Sad

BTW, how can I make the photos smaller?
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« Reply #1 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.
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2018, 07:30:13 pm »

So , where is this ? , Canada I presume
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« Reply #3 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,
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2018, 10:04:00 pm »

So , where is this ? , Canada I presume
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Photos were taken from Jericho beach in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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« Reply #5 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.
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« Reply #6 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

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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2018, 09:52:50 am »

Next one:
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« Reply #9 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.
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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2018, 05:42:07 am »

and this
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« Reply #11 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.
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« Reply #12 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.
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« Reply #13 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.
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