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King Tide Photo Initiative
Instructions for how to participate in the BC King Tide Photo Initiative
Point. Shoot. Upload. Tag.
Here is a quick summary of how to participate. Additional information, including how to join the group and instructions on tagging photos is all described on the "King Tide Photo Initiative" group page on Flickr.
- Find a time and location near you
Extreme high tides, or King Tides, occur at different times along the coast. Check out this listing of times for general locations to find out when you can participate.
We are relying on you to know which local beaches and waterfronts are low lying and vulnerable to high water levels. Your local knowledge and photo contributions will support awareness of climate change and its impacts, and may help local authorities plan to prepare.
LiveSmart BC's Facebook Page will host a calendar of events for King Tide photographers to organise group outings. Want to organise your own group outing? Contact KingTidePhotos@gov.bc.ca.
- Visit local waterfronts during the King Tide
Please be cautious during your photo excursion, as high water levels may also coincide with winter storm systems. You may encounter blocked access to low lying areas or exposure to storm surge: please keep your distance from the waters edge under these conditions.
- Take photos & tell stories!
Try to capture images of area known to be subject to flooding and erosion or areas where the high water levels can be gauged against familiar land marks, such as:
- sea walls
- bridge supports
“Before and after” pictures showing average water levels and the extreme high water levels for the same location will also be useful.
We ask that you accompany your online images with a story of why the place is important to you and your community.
- Upload your photos to Flickr.com
If you haven't already, get a free Flickr account from Yahoo. This will enable you to upload images from your computer or a mobile device.
Upload your King Tide photos to your Flickr photostream and submit photos to our "King Tide Photo Initiative" group on Flickr.
The YouTube Video Playlist below features How-To instructions for Uploading photos, Adding GeoTags and Creative Commons Licensing, etc., and joining and submitting photos to the LiveSmart BC King Tide Group.
Press the HD and Full-Screen buttons at the base of the frame for better viewing.