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Dave Belcher | profile | all galleries >> landscapes_from_canada tree view | thumbnails | slideshow
Taken with my large format cameras, these photos are from my collection of transparencies. Most were scanned on a Crosfield drum scanner, others on a Umax flatbed. We hope you enjoy them. Images may be purchased on CD in either RGB or CMYK color space in high resolution suitable for offset printing or digital imaging.
Aspens, first snowfall, near Cache Creek B.C.
Aspens, first snowfall, near Cache Creek B.C.
Mount Tatlow, Vedan Lake, Chilcotin  B.C.
Mount Tatlow, Vedan Lake, Chilcotin B.C.
Cirrus Mountain, Canadian Rockies
Cirrus Mountain, Canadian Rockies
Cedar forest,  Vancouver Island
Cedar forest, Vancouver Island
The oldest tree in Alberta, 1100+ years, Whirlpool point
The oldest tree in Alberta, 1100+ years, Whirlpool point
fireweed. Dempster Highway, Yukon
fireweed. Dempster Highway, Yukon
aspens in spring.  Cache Creek, B.C.
aspens in spring. Cache Creek, B.C.
Alas, these elevators have disappeared from the Alberta landscape.
Huxley, Alberta.

Alas, these elevators have disappeared from the Alberta landscape.

Spetch Creek, B.C. near Whistler
Spetch Creek, B.C. near Whistler
A logging road follows Tamihi Creek about 10km to this mossy glade.  It's well off the beaten path but a fairly easy drive.  Some of the largest trees here are more than 5 feet in diameter.
Tamihi forest, near Chilliwack, B.C.

A logging road follows Tamihi Creek about 10km to this mossy glade. It's well off the beaten path but a fairly easy drive. Some of the largest trees here are more than 5 feet in diameter.

Travellers Joy, Similkimeen Valley, Princeton, B.C.
Travellers Joy, Similkimeen Valley, Princeton, B.C.
The story behind the photo...
The above photograph which I titled After the Rain was taken in 1980 with my 8x10 camera on a day that had some dramatic skies and weather.

I saw the barn and the windmill as a big black cloud was just passing by during a thundershower. As the sky cleared, an opening in the clouds let some sunshine through, illuminating the scene like a spotlight. I had to carry my heavy camera and tripod about a half a kilometer down the railway tracks to set it up and create the right perspective and composition. As it was still drizzling, I held an umbrella over the camera as well so it wouldn't get wet as I waited for the right moment to click the shutter.

Now for the sad part...

This scene will never be able to be seen again.

I visited the spot about 3 years ago and the windmill had fallen over. I visited the place again in the spring of 2006 and everything is gone!!!! Not even a trace of the house, barn or windmill...just a bare field with the fence in front.

Some moments are to be captured once and only once, never to be seen again.
After The Rain, Gwynne, Alberta

The story behind the photo...
The above photograph which I titled "After the Rain" was taken in 1980 with my 8x10 camera on a day that had some dramatic skies and weather.

I saw the barn and the windmill as a big black cloud was just passing by during a thundershower. As the sky cleared, an opening in the clouds let some sunshine through, illuminating the scene like a spotlight. I had to carry my heavy camera and tripod about a half a kilometer down the railway tracks to set it up and create the right perspective and composition. As it was still drizzling, I held an umbrella over the camera as well so it wouldn't get wet as I waited for the right moment to click the shutter.

Now for the sad part...

This scene will never be able to be seen again.

I visited the spot about 3 years ago and the windmill had fallen over. I visited the place again in the spring of 2006 and everything is gone!!!! Not even a trace of the house, barn or windmill...just a bare field with the fence in front.

Some moments are to be captured once and only once, never to be seen again.

A field of ripening barley gently murmurs in the late August afternoon sun.
August bronze, Villeneuve, Alberta

A field of ripening barley gently murmurs in the late August afternoon sun.

tarn,  Yukon
tarn, Yukon
Vancouver Island forest
Vancouver Island forest
Wetlands. Elk Island National Park, Alberta
Wetlands. Elk Island National Park, Alberta
Waterlilies. Dutch Lake, Clearwater B.C
Waterlilies. Dutch Lake, Clearwater B.C
Spirit Lake, Yukon
Spirit Lake, Yukon
That's me and my 8x10 camera
That's me and my 8x10 camera
Kanaka Creek, Maple Ridge, B.C.
Kanaka Creek, Maple Ridge, B.C.
Otter Falls, Wells Gray Park, B.C.
Otter Falls, Wells Gray Park, B.C.
Douglas Fir, Cathedral Grove, Vancouver Island
Douglas Fir, Cathedral Grove, Vancouver Island
farm, near Camrose Alberta.
farm, near Camrose Alberta.
barn. near Grimshaw, Alberta
barn. near Grimshaw, Alberta
Aspens near Grande Prairie, Alberta
Aspens near Grande Prairie, Alberta
Lapie River, Yukon.
Lapie River, Yukon.
Prince of Wales Hotel  Waterton, Alberta
Prince of Wales Hotel Waterton, Alberta
Douglas fir. Hornby Island, B.C.
Douglas fir. Hornby Island, B.C.
Maligne Canyon, Jasper, Alberta
Maligne Canyon, Jasper, Alberta
Cathedral Grove fir, Vancouver Island
Cathedral Grove fir, Vancouver Island
cottongrass. Yukon
cottongrass. Yukon
sea of green
sea of green