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Royce Howland
Works at Cospring Inc.
Attended University of Alberta
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More rainy day details from earlier this afternoon. Somewhere along the Oldman River. 
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The old man river I believe they made a song. It looks to me you need to ride horses in that area, and how's the fishing and camping. Myself I was born Calgary, Alberta. Don't remember that far back, I know my birth Certificate says that.
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Not much wind at the wind farm, this morning at dawn. Near Pincher Creek. 
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A mix of old & new wind turbines from last weekend near Pincher Creek. The ones on the open lattice towers are obsolete after only ~23 years, and are being taken down this month. They're not being replaced because the economics of wind power generation apparently aren't good enough now. The solid white towers further away are newer designs... though one wonders how long they will operate. I think wind generates <1% of the Alberta electric load. Plus wind is erratic and the grid doesn't like it much. If we truly want sustainable power, it's going to cost. How many are willing & able to pay more than lip service? 
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Sunrise this morning, among the wind farms near Pincher Creek, Alberta.
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Here's another photo from the beginning of my new series from the abandoned Greenhill Mine in Crowsnest Pass. I love working with the visuals of circles and arcs, especially as a counter-point to hard-edged industrial subject matter.
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Also from the walk today. Fun with puddles. 
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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!
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Looking at little details after a bit of rain today. Near Lundbreck Falls. 
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No worries +Royce Howland​! I'll catch up again my friend!!
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Another one bites the dust. Today I'm again watching the crew take down obsolete wind turbine towers near Pincher Creek. It's a gorgeous spring day to be out in, even if it is the end of the line for this equipment from Canada's first commercial wind farm. 
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I can sit and watch a robot work all day... 
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This weekend I'm photographing the first commercial wind farm in my area, near Pincher Creek, Alberta. These turbines are smaller, with shorter blades, than the newer ones most often seen down here. Only around 23 years old, these earlier turbines are now obsolete; the lack of parts plus the poor economics of power generation from this wind farm apparently mean it's no longer viable. This wind farm has been decommissioned so the blades are all motionless today. Demolition & removal is to start this month, and I see that 3 or 4 of the old-style lattice towers are already down. 
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I'm glad you're taking the time to document the existence of these early remnants. All too often they're lost as quickly fading memories in the wake of time and technological progress.
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Out for a walk today, while visiting family in Sherwood Park. Found this still life with garbage and Easter bunny. 
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This new photo shows part of the abandoned workings of the Greenhill Mine in Crowsnest Pass. It opens a new chapter in my on-going project covering cultural landscapes, sub-section industrial. I've visited this particular place several times before. Recently, it's falling into even more disrepair and some buildings have been substantially or completely lost in the past couple of years. I plan to photograph what's left much more intentionally over the next little while...
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  • Cospring Inc.
    Principal Consultant, 2000 - present
  • Vivid Aspect Photography
    Chief Photographic Officer, 2008 - present
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Photographer and IT consultant (the balance varies) based in Calgary, Alberta.
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    Computing Science, 1984 - 1987
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