Dudley’s Picks – Page 1

A series of photos that probably was used as slide presentations to tourists in the park. Marked by Dudley.

A huddle of starfishA winters morningAlpine larch larix lyalliiAstilbe creekAthabasca glacier by snowmobileAthabasca glacier crevasseBull elk with a harem of cowsCastilleja speciesCathedral MountainChancellor peak and Wapta fallsChrysanthemum lewcantheumCloseup goose barnacles

 

The Athabasca Glacier is one of the six principal ‘toes’ of the Columbia Icefield, located in the Canadian Rockies. The glacier currently recedes at a rate of 2–3 metres per year and has receded more than 1.5 km in the past 125 years and lost over half of its volume. The glacier moves down from the icefield at a rate of several centimetres per day. It is the most visited glacier in North America. The leading edge of the glacier is within easy walking distance; however, travel onto the glacier is not recommended unless properly equipped.

Wapta Falls is a waterfall located in Yoho National Park in British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest waterfall of the Kicking Horse River, at about 30 metres high and 150 metres wide. Its average flow can reach 254 cubic metres per second. The name stems from a Nakoda Indian word meaning “river”.

Cox bayCox point and Cox bayDeerlodge cabinFalls at natural bridgeFalls on the Ottertail riverFleabane and yellow Indian paintbrushFoliage in a rock cleftGoose barnaclesHoary marmotHoary marmot 2HoodoosHoodoos on Hoodoo creek

 

The Otter Tail River is a 192-mile-long river in the west-central portion of the U.S. state of Minnesota. It begins in Clearwater County, 40 miles southwest of Bemidji. It then flows through a number of lakes and cities. At its mouth, it joins with the Bois de Sioux River to form the Red River at Wahpeton, North Dakota. The Red River is the Minnesota- North Dakota boundary from this point onward to the Canadian border. Five dams were built on the Otter Tail River in the Fergus Falls area between 1909 and 1925 by the Otter Tail Power Company.

An otter is any of 13 living species of semiaquatic (or in the case of the sea otter, aquatic) mammals that feed on fish and shellfish, and also other invertebrates, amphibians, birds and small mammals. Otters have long, slim bodies and relatively short limbs, with webbed paws. Most have sharp claws on their feet, and all except the sea otter have long, muscular tails. The 13 species range in adult size from 0.6 to 1.8 metres in length and 1 to 45 kilograms in weight.

Kicking Horse CanyonLimpet barnaclesMartenMcarthur lake and glacier and Mount BiddleMountain beside Amiskew valleyNatural bridgeOtter tracksPenstamen elligtiusPolypodium resperiumPolypodium scouleriPoplar in fallFrank and Lennard islands

 

Goose barnacles, also called stalked barnacles, are filter-feeding crustaceans that live attached to hard surfaces of rocks and flotsam in the ocean intertidal zone. Some species of goose barnacles are pelagic and are most frequently found on tidewrack on oceanic coasts. Unlike most other types of barnacles, intertidal goose barnacles depend on water motion rather than the movement of their cirri for feeding, and are therefore found only on exposed or moderately exposed coasts.

In Portugal and Spain, they are a widely consumed and expensive delicacy known as percebes. Percebes are harvested commercially in the northern coast, mainly in Galicia, and are also imported from overseas, particularly from Morocco and Canada. The indigenous peoples of California eat the stem after cooking it in hot ashes.

 

Coastal Scenes and Fisheries – Page 6

Gallery containing mountains and scenery (public domain) photos from Canada. Many of these photos are made by Dudley Foskett, and include locations such coast and fisheries in northern British Columbia and native villages. The vast majority of mountains in Canada lie in the western provinces of British Columbia and Alberta and the Yukon Territory. Canada … Read more

Tips For Using Your Camera In Cold Weather

Tips for using your camera in cold weather

Shooting outdoors in cold weather can be very tricky for your camera, some functions can be blocked and your batteries may last very short. To prevent damaging your equipment and be able to take the pictures you want in very cold weather, I aligned below the most useful advices that can help you a lot. … Read more

Can You Just Get New Lenses for Old Frames?

Lenses Frames

Prescription eyeglasses are not cheap. A decent pair can cost upwards of $200, and if you have a strong prescription, the price can climb even higher. That’s why it’s so frustrating when you accidentally sit on your glasses and break them.

If you have a good pair of frames that only need new lenses, you may be wondering if you can just get new lenses for old frames. The answer is yes! You can usually get new lenses for old frames as long as the frames are in good condition and the right size.

There are a few things to keep in mind when getting new lenses for old frames. First, make sure to take your old lenses with you to the eye doctor or optical store so they can match your prescription exactly. Second, be aware that some lens materials may not be available in your prescription anymore (such as high-index plastic). And finally, keep in mind that getting new lenses for old frames will likely cost almost as much as buying a brand-new pair of glasses-so it might be worth just starting from scratch instead.

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How Do You Take Good Blurry Pictures?

Blurry Pictures

How do you take good blurry pictures?

This is a question that I get asked a lot, and it’s one that I’m always happy to answer. Blurry photos can be beautiful, evocative images that capture a feeling or atmosphere in a way that sharp photos can’t. They can convey motion, suggest intimacy, and create an overall sense of dreaminess. If done well, blurry photos can be incredibly effective and stunning.

There are a few things to keep in mind if you want to take good blurry pictures. First, make sure your camera is stable. A tripod or other support will help prevent camera shake, which will result in blurriness. Second, use a low shutter speed. The slower the shutter speed, the more blur you’ll get in your photo. Experiment with different speeds to see what looks best. Third, don’t try to focus too much on any one thing; let your subject fall slightly out of focus so that the overall image is softer and more diffuse. And finally, have fun! Blurry photos are all about trial and error; don’t be afraid to experiment until you find the look you’re going for.

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Few Practical Tips About the Key Points to Remember by a Graphic Artist in Editing and Manipulating Images

Key Remember Graphic Artist Editing Manipulating Images

Graphic artists use various tools to edit and manipulate images. The most important thing to remember is to use the right tool for the job and to be familiar with the different options available.

There are many different software programs that can be used for graphic design, but some of the most popular ones are Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Each of these programs has its own strengths and weaknesses, so it’s important to choose the one that’s best suited for your needs. Photoshop is generally considered the best program for manipulating photos, while Illustrator is better for creating vector graphics. InDesign is a good all-around program that can be used for both photo editing and vector graphics.

Once you’ve chosen a program, familiarize yourself with its interface and features. Take some time to experiment with different techniques so that you’ll be able to get the most out of your software. And don’t forget to backup your work often!

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Discover the Best Phone Camera for Low-Light Photography

Phone Camera

The best camera phone in the world is the Google Pixel 3. It has a 12.2MP rear camera with an f/1.8 aperture and 1.4μm pixel size. It also has dual front-facing cameras, one wide-angle and one telephoto, both with an f/2.2 aperture and 1.4μm pixel size. The Pixel 3’s camera is simply outstanding, especially in low-light conditions thanks to its Night Sight feature. If you’re looking for the best camera phone money can buy, the Google Pixel 3 is it.”

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