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Royce Howland
Works at Cospring Inc.
Attended University of Alberta
Lives in Calgary Alberta
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Here's a photo from a series coming out of the decommissioned and de-installed wind turbine farm at Cowley Ridge, Alberta. The installation went into service in 1993, and was taken down in 2016, for a run of 23 years. I was able to photograph the process over several days this spring.
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I loved hearing about your printing philosophy. Careful choice of both ink and substrate is the sign of the true artist. I began printing experiments several years ago and enjoyed the process of substrate selection but, alas, the costs of printing exceeded my ability to afford them so now I enjoy hearing from others about their choices for bringing the electronic image to fruition by means of the print.
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Here's a new photo, made this past Sunday while visiting Big Hill Springs Provincial Park. Conditions were fairly cold (about -20 C), and there has been a lot of snow fall recently. Combined with the natural hot springs after which the park is named, the result was an intimate winter wonderland of snow and ice.

I titled this "For Now, Winter"... inspired by the Ólafur Arnalds album "For Now I Am Winter".
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Congratulation +Royce Howland  your photograph has been selected to be displayed at +Photo Mania Canada #photomaniacanada. Thank you for sharing your fantastic work us!
Have a great day! :)
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Today my wife & I took two of our nieces for another enjoyable visit to the National Music Centre (Studio Bell) in Calgary. I never get tired of this place... it's a feast of music history, audio experience and visuals. 
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It seemed like a good winter day for a walk. So that's what we did, at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. 
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Another view from today's further exploration of the small cedar wood in Pitt Meadows, BC. The snow turned to rain, but it was light at first. So I stayed out in it to photograph before the fallen snow from the day & night before got too degraded. 
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Another view from walking among the cedars yesterday morning. In Pitt Meadows, BC. 
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Here's another newly developed photo, from our trip to Greenland in the summer of 2015...
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Wordless in wonder!
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About a year & a half ago, my wife & I made an all-too-brief but deeply impactful visit to Greenland. In the time since our return, I've not yet been able to fully wrap my head around my response to the experience during our week there. I'm only just now reaching the point where I feel I can start developing and showing some of the many photos I made. This is the first one.

While working on these images, I'm listening to a bunch of music. In particular for this photo, the lyrics from the song "A Stutter" by Icelanders Ólafur Arnalds & Arnór Dan have been stuck in my head...

"The sun is old on water
Yearling flakes keep whirling by
Carry me awry

"Collapsing breaths discover
Turning hope, new-boarded highs
Receding howls dew the skies

"Closing eyes recover
Amber light in wintry bed
Can you pull me under the cold, charred sea?

"Whispered words of summer
Fallen ode, a bawling bless,
Serenades the water and carries me anew.

"In softest air, a stutter
steers the heart away from the bane,
leaves the lasting sorrow and carries me anew."

-- Ólafur Arnalds. featuring Arnór Dan, "A Stutter" from the album "For Now I Am Winter"
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+Carolyn Fahm I have a good friend who draws a lot of connections between his photography, which of course we often think of as a purely visual creation, and music which operates on all kinds of symbolic and emotional levels. I like that kind of connection as well...
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After another snowfall in Calgary on New Years eve, today we went for a walk in Fish Creek Provincial Park. I love walking in the woods with fresh snow cover... 
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Here's a new composition from my on-going series made at the abandoned coal mining operation in Nordegg, Alberta. This is a small abstract taken from an abandoned passenger vehicle. I find the lines still graceful and captivating even after 60 years of neglect.
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Here's an architectural detail from a trip to Montreal, earlier this year. Silo No. 5 in the Pointe-du-Moulin, along the waterfront. I'd looooove to get into this place... :)
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Congratulation +Royce Howland  your photograph has been selected to be displayed at +Photo Mania Canada #photomaniacanada. Thank you for sharing your fantastic work !
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After a lot more snowfall in the past 24 hours, I returned to the cedar grove this morning. Conditions were gorgeous. In Pitt Meadows, BC. 
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Photographer and IT consultant (the balance varies) based in Calgary, Alberta.
Education
  • University of Alberta
    Computing Science, 1984 - 1987
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  • Cospring Inc.
    Principal Consultant, 2000 - present
  • Vivid Aspect Photography
    Chief Photographic Officer, 2008 - present
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