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Dave Belcher's Snapshots

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  1. The Pine of Antiquity

    Snapshot Title: The Pine of Antiquity
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Whirlpool Point
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Wold's oldest living Limber Pine. One branch hangs over the cliff over the North Saskatchewan River



  2. Cornice

    Snapshot Title: Cornice
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Mount Chephren, Mistaya River, Canadian Rockies
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    This is behind Chep, probably Howse Peak



  3. Howse Peak

    Snapshot Title: Howse Peak
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Howse Peak, Mount Cheprhen, Canadian Rockies
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    One of the most impressive crags along the Icefields Parkway



  4. Num Ti Jah

    Snapshot Title: Num Ti Jah
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Bow Lake, CrowfootMountain, Banff National Park
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Lodge in the Rockies on the shore of Bow Lake



  5. Plow boy

    Snapshot Title: Plow boy
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: St. Isadore RC church, Plamondon, Alberta
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Reflecting the farming life in this area



  6. Plow boy

    Snapshot Title: Plow boy
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: St. Isadore RC church, Plamondon, Alberta
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Standing in front of this famous church



  7. Chief Mountain

    Snapshot Title: Chief Mountain
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: A Waterton morning
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    across the border in Montana



  8. Pigeon

    Snapshot Title: Pigeon
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Mormon Temple, Cardston, Alberta.
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    I wonder if these pigeons are Mormons?



  9. Ripples

    Snapshot Title: Ripples
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Talbot Lake, Roche Miette, Jasper
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Not from the big pike, but from some waterfowl swimming on the lake.



  10. Weed beds

    Snapshot Title: Weed beds
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Talbot Lake, Roche Miette, Jasper
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Somewhere in this lake there is reputed to be an enormous Northern Pike dubbed the Talbot Lake Monster weighing more than 40 pounds



  11. Roche Miette

    Snapshot Title: Roche Miette
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Talbot Lake, Roche Miette, Jasper
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    The mountain which you pass by as you approach Hinton



  12. Goodison decal

    Snapshot Title: Goodison decal
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: John Deere Goodison Threshing Machine
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    faded but still readable



  13. Goodison

    Snapshot Title: Goodison
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: John Deere Goodison Threshing Machine
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    John Goodison name still on the galvanized sheet metal body after about 90 years



  14. Cross

    Snapshot Title: Cross
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Spaca Moskalyuk, Mundare
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Three lobes describe the Trinity



  15. Bell tower

    Snapshot Title: Bell tower
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Spaca Moskalyuk, Mundare
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Most of thes churches had a separate bell tower beside the church as opposed to having the bells in a steeple



  16. Washroom

    Snapshot Title: Washroom
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Spaca Moskalyuk, Mundare
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Most early churches had no indoor plumbing.



  17. Spaca

    Snapshot Title: Spaca
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Spaca Moskalyuk, Mundare
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Te sign describes the church



  18. Neat twist

    Snapshot Title: Neat twist
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Crooked Bush, Saskatchewan
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    bizarre how the two trees share the same general curvature



  19. Brick siding

    Snapshot Title: Brick siding
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Old Homestead, near Cadogan, ‪Alberta.
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Not like that cheap vinyl stuff we have nowadays



  20. 57 Chev

    Snapshot Title: 57 Chev
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Old Homestead, near Cadogan, ‪Alberta.
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    parked



  21. Mount Wilson  Icefield

    Snapshot Title: Mount Wilson Icefield
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: North Saskatchewan River, Whirlpool Point
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    On the northeast flank of this mountain near Saskatchewan Crossing.



  22. Aerial Ferry

    Snapshot Title: Aerial Ferry
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: North Saskatchewan River, Whirlpool Point
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    A single cable ferry for crossing the river at Whirlpool Point



  23. Mount Peskett

    Snapshot Title: Mount Peskett
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: North Saskatchewan River, Whirlpool Point
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Elevation, 10,250 feet



  24. Mount Stelfox

    Snapshot Title: Mount Stelfox
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Mount Stelfox
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    2505 meters. Very little snow this winter.



  25. Filler cap

    Snapshot Title: Filler cap
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Beach Corner Crane
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Read the operator's manual



  26. Seedling

    Snapshot Title: Seedling
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Ancient Pine, DP3 Merrill
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Now about 8 years old and 3" high



  27. Angel Glacier

    Snapshot Title: Angel Glacier
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Mount Edith Cavell, Jasper
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Resembles an angel with wings.



  28. Ice cave and hikers.

    Snapshot Title: Ice cave and hikers.
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Mount Edith Cavell, Jasper
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Explorers are always in great danger by venturing into this area. Massive avalanches of rock and ice coult destroy this area without warning.



  29. Picnic cooler

    Snapshot Title: Picnic cooler
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Miller's Lake in autumn
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    ready for action



  30. Crankshaft speed

    Snapshot Title: Crankshaft speed
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Threshing
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Run Crankshaft 185 RPM, not over 195



  31. High spot

    Snapshot Title: High spot
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Rumley Oil Pull threshing outfit
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    I had the opportunity to record a GigaPan from this hydraulic lift platform



  32. Glacier Ice

    Snapshot Title: Glacier Ice
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Snowbird Glacier
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    This ice face is about 200 feet high



  33. Robson summit

    Snapshot Title: Robson summit
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Mount Robson, British Columbia
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Huge ice feather dominate the summit



  34. MCCormick Stroker

    Snapshot Title: MCCormick Stroker
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Vintage Tractors, Sherwood Park, Alberta
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Used on the Cold Lake air weapons range



  35. Alpine spruce

    Snapshot Title: Alpine spruce
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Cardinal Divide, Alberta. 360 view
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    The Alpine spruce trees growing here near timberline are extremely old...many at least 200-300 years old, despite being just a few inches in diameter and less than 10 feet high



  36. Barn Cat

    Snapshot Title: Barn Cat
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Around the farm yard
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    A barn cat



  37. Homestead

    Snapshot Title: Homestead
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Farwell Canyon, Chilcotin, British Columbia
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Dates to about 1900 or possibly earlier. Probably abandoned because of it's proximity to the floodplain of the river



  38. Pioneer Teahouse

    Snapshot Title: Pioneer Teahouse
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Stony Plain Pioneer Museum and Tea House.
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    Built in 1922



  39. Quad cycle

    Snapshot Title: Quad cycle
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Waterton , Alberta
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    for touring around the village



  40. Red Rock

    Snapshot Title: Red Rock
    Taken by: Dave Belcher

    Image: Waterton , Alberta
    Image Owner: Dave Belcher



    Description:

    This is the same kind of sedimentary rock that's in the Red Rock Canyon, about 25km northwest of here



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