Ashcroft Badlands - British Columbia by Yannik Hay

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Ashcroft (2011 population 1,6281) is a village in the Thompson Country of the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. It is 30 kilometres (19 mi) downstream from the west end of Kamloops Lake, at the confluence of the Bonaparte and Thompson Rivers, and is in the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.
ref: Wikipedia
For the outdoor adventurer, Ashcroft offers plenty of options. The nearby Thompson River fills with trophy Steelhead each fall, while fossil beds northeast of town provide hours of fascination. Crack open the ordinary-looking rocks to reveal 40 million-year-old plant, fish, and insect fossils within, or retreat on horseback to the rolling hills of the Highland Valley. ref:
Pleistocene valley fills dominated by glaciolacustrine sediments commonly occur in southern British Columbia and northern Washington. The fills contain multiple glaciolacustrine units separated by glacial tills and outwash gravels reflecting multiple episodes of formation. Glacial overriding and landsliding during deposition have caused pre-sheared surfaces in present day valley slopes which show evidence of being at residual strength. We review the results of soil tests on samples from the Ashcroft and Grand Coulee dam areas. The geotechnics of these sediments is examined with an emphasis on the relationship between geotechnical index properties and residual strength parameters. The controls on residual strength are examined. Finally, the influence of varve thickness and pore water pressure are related to the effective stress condition of the slope. The precise characterization of residual strength is a key component of landslide hazard assessment of slopes developed in these materials. ref:

Location: Ashcroft, British Columbia
Date: 2012-09-12
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
ISO: 1250
Shutter Priority: 1/5000 sec
Aperture: F/3,2
Metering Mode: Evaluative
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM@115mm
Photoshop CS5 32 bits for Mac – Camera Raw 6.7


thompson, valley, sediments, tills, gravels, land sliding, slopes, landscape, rock, brown, yellow, grey, beige, hills, mountains

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyalmost 2 years ago

    Wow, this is magnificent! I didnt know a place loike this existed in Canada! The landscape is so great and the contrast between rock and soil is amazing!

  • Hi Joanne, thank you very much for the compliment and for the fav, I’m very pleased that you like it. I will post more of this awesome place :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    Nice capture

  • Thank you very much Larry :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 2 years ago

    Breathtaking image of nature’s raw beauty, Yannik.

  • Thank you very much Fran for the great comment and for favoriting it :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Sandra Foster
    Sandra Fosteralmost 2 years ago

    Great capture! I have actually been there to visit relatives.

  • Thank you very much Sandra for the great comment :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 2 years ago

    Selected work from inside Solo Exhibition:
    “Featured Work of the Day” — Saturday, November 3, 2012.

  • Awesome Fran! I am very honoured to be featured in your wonderful group! Best wishes :)

    – Yannik Hay

    JUSTARTalmost 2 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thank you very much Sylvia for the great comment :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Gisele Bedard
    Gisele Bedardalmost 2 years ago

    WOW On dirait une immense patte d’éléphant…c’est vraiment grandiose..BRAVO!!

  • J’ai eu la même impression lorsque j’ai bu ça :) une patte d’éléphant et à d’autres endroit une patte de lion. Merci beaucoup pour le compliment :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 2 years ago

    Lovely capture Yannik.

    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • Many thx Derek! Have a great day :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you very much Audrey :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • John Poon
    John Poonalmost 2 years ago

    Wow, nice!

  • Hi John, nice to see you back! I hope you are well. Thank you very much for the compliment and for favoriting it :)

    – Yannik Hay

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