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Storm At Dixie Battery

Delaware Basin Western Texas

Storm At Dixie Battery features the electrical assets on a Cimarex battery in the Delaware Basin set against a rapidly developing severe thunderstorm.  Fine art Oil& gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Stabilizer Unit At Sunrise

Sunray Texas

10,000 barrel stabilizer at sunrise near Sunray Texas.  This image contains approximately 8 billion pixels and is engineered to be a fine art wall mural up to 60 feet wide. Large format fine art prints are available from 36 to 96 inches long.  . Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Aerial Frac Water Detail

Western Delaware Basin Texas

Aerial Frac Water Detail features a 400,000 barrel frac water impoundment servicing new wells being completed in the far Western Delaware Basin.  The 30 foot depth of this pond contributes to its massive capacity.  Water continues to be the most important asset in the nation's most productive new oil & gas field.   Oil & water logistics is rapidly becoming one of the most critical parts of the completion business.  Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty.

. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Christmas At Midtown In Sepia

Ruidoso New Mexico

Christmas At Midtown In Sepia

The image is a high resolution panorama with an approximate 4:1 ratio featuring the shopping district of Midtown Ruidoso New Mexico.  The image was taken three days after Christmas at 4:00 a.m. well before sunrise.  The moon was full Christmas day and two days later the moon is at my back balancing the light from the city with the illumination of Sierra Blanca towering above Ruidoso.  The image is a composite of 63 high resolution images into one panorama containing 4.24 billion pixels.  Sizes range from 32" to 96" wide.  When in Ruidoso come by my new studio gallery Topside Gallery to see the image in large format under gallery lighting conditions. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Elk, Spring, Capitan Ranch, Capitan New Mexico, Spring, Warm, Ruidoso New Mexico, sepia, black & white photography, sepia photography, fine art photography, fine art landscape photography, March, Capi, photo

Capitan Elk Panorama In Sepia

Northern Capitan Mountains New Mexico

Capitan Elk Panorama In Sepia features a group of Elk enjoying an extraordinarily warm Sunday morning in early March 2017. For the second year in a row New Mexico has experienced the warmest March on record. The location is the Northern base of the Capitan Mountains on the Capitan Ranch 30 miles North of Ruidoso New Mexico.  Fine art photography by Robert D. Flaherty Ruidoso New Mexico. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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I stood Beneath An Orange Sky

Watonga Oklahoma

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Eagle Ford Pad Drilling Detail I In Sepia

Western Eagle Ford Texas


Eagle Ford Pad Drilling Detail I In Sepia

features H&P Drilling rig 498 pad drilling three deep directional wells in the Western Eagle Ford near Carrizo Springs Texas. The image was made from 1200 feet with a medium format camera stabilized by a Kenyon 8x8 gyro system.  The gyro system stabilizes vibration on all three axis allowing highly detailed photographs to be taken from a helicopter. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Time And Experience

Western Delaware Basin Texas

Time And Experience was photographed in the mountains of the far Western Delaware Basin of Western Texas. Noram rig 24 is shown drilling a directional well for Cimarex and Chevron in the Triple Crown field during the 2015 summer monsoon season. This is a high resolution instant composite panorama made by photographing the left, center and rights quadrants simultaneously with 3 separate but matching camera systems.  The three cameras were attached to a 48" nodal bar and calibrated to capture all three parts of the image at the precise instant the lightning struck.  The result is a image that is twice the resolution of a single frame. Only a few photographers world wide use this technique to instantly capture lighting in high resolution. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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The Lodge At Cloudcroft In Winter

Cloudcroft New Mexico

The Lodge At Cloudcroft In Winter is a medium resolution composite panoramic taken after a 30 inch snowstorm December 1st. 2009. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Permian Basin, Delaware Basin, West Texas, drilling rig, directional well, panorama, composite panorama, sepia, black & white, sepia toned black & white, fine art black & white photography, mural, photo

War Admiral Panorama In Sepia

Western Delaware Basin Texas

War Admiral Panorama In Sepia is set in the in the mountains of the far Western Delaware Basin in Culbertson County Texas. The high resolution 4:1 composite panorama features Cactus rig 122 drilling a lateral well for Cimarex Energy of Colorado.  The 4:1 panoramic format makes for a very detailed mural up to 60 feet in length. 112 fifty megapixel images were composited to render the final panorama which contains more than 8 billion pixels. Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty. . Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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The Price Of High Expectations

Delaware Basin Western Texas

The Delaware Basin of Western Texas during monsoon is the setting for The Price Of High Expectations in Sepia. 

The photograph features the second attempt at a particularly difficult lateral well called Twenty Grand in the far Western Delaware Basin.  The image is 3:1 high resolution panorama composited from 96 individual photographs. Image resolution is suitable for a fine art mural up to 20x60 feet. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Sunday Morning At Yellow Rose

University Lands Martin County Texas

Sunday Morning At Yellow Rose is set on a University Lands lease in Martin County Texas.  This is a 6.24 billion pixel

composition composed of 63 medium format images blended into one 2:1 panorama.  At 20 times the resolution of a normal fine art photograph,  the image was originally engineered to be a fine art mural up to 20x40 feet.  Fine art images in sepia toned black & white printed at this resolution take on a unique pencil drawing look with the finest of details present. The image was made with a 50mm Tilt Shift lens which allows all points in the image to be in perfect focus near to far.  Fine art Oil & Gas Photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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