Ron Waters was an avid hiker and well-known amateur photographer. He has had several of his photographs published and in 1953 won the Beautiful Canada Calendar contest-cover. The images are unique because they are not aerials, but were taken from the top of various mountainous terrains in British Columbia. Ron would hike to the same location year after year recording the changes to the landscape with his camera. This gave a different perspective of the changes because at the time, not many people went hiking or exploring with cameras.