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Peter Mills's Snapshots

  1. large format view camera

    Snapshot Title: large format view camera
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address by David Bergman
    Image Owner: David Bergman



    Description:

    just spotted someone using "old school" technology - kind of neat given the occassion and everything else goin on photographically.



  2. crystal clear water

    Snapshot Title: crystal clear water
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Jasper - Patricia Lake morning #1
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    not sure how deep it is here but it's a good way off shore. Water is clear like glass.



  3. Road to Jasper townsite

    Snapshot Title: Road to Jasper townsite
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Jasper - Patricia Lake morning #1
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    Jasper townsite is just a few kilometers down the road. Pretty nice backyard scenery!!!



  4. Ducks

    Snapshot Title: Ducks
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Jasper - Patricia Lake morning #1
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    Too far away to make out the species. There was another small diving duck quite close to where I was photographing from but looks like it was under water when the pic snapped.



  5. Mountain Sheep?

    Snapshot Title: Mountain Sheep?
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Jasper - Old Fort Point
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    I was on this same ridge the day before and got into a herd of sheep just about this same spot. This is too far away to be certain but I'm pretty sure this is some of the same herd.



  6. Marmot Basin Ski hill gondola chair lift

    Snapshot Title: Marmot Basin Ski hill gondola chair lift
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Jasper - Old Fort Point
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    This gondola lift takes skiers into the big powder within the upper marmot basin



  7. Main Canadian National Railway line

    Snapshot Title: Main Canadian National Railway line
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Jasper - Old Fort Point
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    The main CNR rail line from Edmonton, Alberta to Vancouver, British Columbia passes through Jasper as it utilizes the mountain valleys. Jasper is a major marshalling yard as a result.



  8. Jasper Townsite

    Snapshot Title: Jasper Townsite
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Jasper - Old Fort Point
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    One of the biggest tourist draws in the entire Canadian National Parks system.



  9. Athabasca River

    Snapshot Title: Athabasca River
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Jasper - Old Fort Point
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    Originates in the Columbia Icefields glacier about half way between Jasper and Banff, Alberta



  10. Pyramid Mountain

    Snapshot Title: Pyramid Mountain
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Jasper - Old Fort Point
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    One of the more famous landmarks in the area overlooking the townsite and the very scenic pyramid lake tucked in at the base.



  11. Jasper Park Lodge Golf course

    Snapshot Title: Jasper Park Lodge Golf course
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Jasper - Old Fort Point
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    Apparently a really nice course (I'm not a golfer). Might be most notable for having to allow the elk to play through - particularly during rutting season!



  12. Fairmont - Jasper Park Lodge

    Snapshot Title: Fairmont - Jasper Park Lodge
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Jasper - Old Fort Point
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    A somewhat rustic but quite high end lodge within the park. One of a series of hotels built by the railway at select locations across Canada.



  13. Mud flats

    Snapshot Title: Mud flats
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Jasper - Athabasca River
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    with winter approaching the inflow into the river is letting up (the river is glacially fed) so the water level is quite down by this time.



  14. Tourists / Photographers

    Snapshot Title: Tourists / Photographers
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Jasper - Athabasca River
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    Busy having their picture taken while taking pictures of the sheep



  15. Mountain Sheep

    Snapshot Title: Mountain Sheep
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Jasper - Athabasca River
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    Sheep are often found feeding on this knoll. From here they will down onto the highway in search of salt.



  16. main Rail line

    Snapshot Title: main Rail line
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Jasper - Athabasca River
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    The main east west rail line run by Canadian National Railway runs down this valley between Edmonton to Jasper then west down the Fraser River valley to Vancouver



  17. Avalanche Scars

    Snapshot Title: Avalanche Scars
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Jasper, Alberta - Bald Hills Trail Lookout
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    Trees are just starting to regrow.



  18. Maligne Lake

    Snapshot Title: Maligne Lake
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Jasper, Alberta - Bald Hills Trail Lookout
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    This is a very popular tourist location within Jasper National Park. Elevation of the lake is about 1670 meters.



  19. Union Jack

    Snapshot Title: Union Jack
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Edmonton, Alberta North saskatchewn River Valley
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    The provincial flag is blue - can you find it? The Union Jack is in reference to the provinces heritage.



  20. Seagull

    Snapshot Title: Seagull
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Edmonton, Alberta North saskatchewn River Valley
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    There were a few around. Mid day this guy seemed quite content to just sit.



  21. Tennis Player

    Snapshot Title: Tennis Player
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Edmonton, Alberta North saskatchewn River Valley
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    It was a warm day and as hard as this chap was working he must have been pretty hot - pretty good player too.



  22. Traffic Sign

    Snapshot Title: Traffic Sign
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Edmonton, Alberta North saskatchewn River Valley
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    If you follow the road across the bridge the hill on the opposite bank is Bellamy Hill



  23. Solar Panels

    Snapshot Title: Solar Panels
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Edmonton, Alberta North saskatchewn River Valley
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    Not sure whose building this is but they seem serious about solar



  24. Alberta Legislature Buildings

    Snapshot Title: Alberta Legislature Buildings
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Edmonton, Alberta North saskatchewn River Valley
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    The scaffolding is for restoration work prior to the buildings 100th anniversary next year



  25. United States

    Snapshot Title: United States
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Agawa Bay, Lake Superior, Canada
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    You can't actually see the USA from here but it's there. This is a BIG Lake!!



  26. People on beach

    Snapshot Title: People on beach
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Agawa Bay, Lake Superior, Canada
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    This is an absolutely beutiful beach however given the frigid water temperature of Lake Superior it's very rare to actually see someone swimming. This is about as close as they get!



  27. Trees on rock

    Snapshot Title: Trees on rock
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: oimet canyon Thunder Bay Ontario - HDR
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    Trees have seeded themselves in the vertical cracks where a bit of dirt has washed or blown in and I imagine a bit of water comes down from above. Other than that it's a pure rock face.



  28. Sheer rock cliffs

    Snapshot Title: Sheer rock cliffs
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: oimet canyon Thunder Bay Ontario - HDR
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    When the bottom dropped out of the canyon due to the water erosion underground these sheer cliff faces were what was left. The canyon extends for several miles, greadually getting shallower as you mo...



  29. Lake Superior

    Snapshot Title: Lake Superior
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: oimet canyon Thunder Bay Ontario - HDR
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    Several miles off in the distance you can see where the canyon empties down towards the lake. The hill you see is actually an island offshore.



  30. power poles

    Snapshot Title: power poles
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Mud Butte - narrow view
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    power poles along the highway a couple of miles? away - nothing but grass and antelope between here and there. Further east is Saskatchewan.



  31. rock strata folding

    Snapshot Title: rock strata folding
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Mud Butte - narrow view
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    I'm not a geologist but the rock apears to be a sandstone with a lot of fine silty material around. Very dry with almost no grass, some very small flowers and prickly pear? cactus.



  32. container ship

    Snapshot Title: container ship
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Downtown Montreal Quebec
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    container ship



  33. rooftop garden

    Snapshot Title: rooftop garden
    Taken by: Peter Mills

    Image: Downtown Montreal Quebec
    Image Owner: Peter Mills



    Description:

    rooftop garden - maybe combined with heating cooling from the looks of the building below it