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Bonito River, Ruidoso New Mexico, New Mexico, fine art, fine art landscape photography, abstract, sunrise, river, Spring, April, photo

Softly Spoken

Bonito River Ruidoso New Mexico

Softly Spoken was photographed on the Bonito River near Ruidoso New Mexico.  The image is an abstract featuring a beam of warm light projected into a dark portion of the river just after sunrise in early April.  The river flowing through the image creates a nice three dimensional feel.  The photograph is optimized for 4000K lighting and is available in sizes up to 40x60".

New Mexico Fine Art Landscape Photography By Robert D. Flaherty
Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Delaware Basin, Permian Basin, drilling rig, lightning, night, monsoon, Orla Texas, shale exploration, thunderstorm, Texas, fine art, oil & gas, composite photography, lightning photography, composite, photo

The End Of Tranquility In Sepia

Delaware Basin Western Texas

The End Of Tranquility In Sepia was shot during the 2017 Summer Monsoon in the Western Delaware Basin near Orla Texas. The image was made using three high resolution cameras calibrated together and aimed each at a third of the location.  The three images are then composited together to make one very high resolution image. The use of three cameras is necessary when photographing lightning due to its unpredictable and transitory nature.  The end result is the highest quality image possible.  This is especially important when producing very large scale fine art photography such as a fine art mural.  The resolution in this print would support a mural up to 16 feet wide. The boost in resolution also makes for very finely detailed fine art prints on canvas or water color paper.

Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Delaware Basin, Permian Basin, drilling rig, lightning, night, monsoon, Orla Texas, shale exploration, thunderstorm, Texas, fine art, oil & gas, composite photography, lightning photography, composite, photo

The End Of Tranquility

Delaware Basin Western Texas

The End Of Tranquility was shot during the 2017 Summer Monsoon in the Western Delaware Basin near Orla Texas. The image was made using three high resolution cameras calibrated together and aimed each at a third of the location.  The three images are then composited together to make one very high resolution image. The use of three cameras is necessary when photographing lightning due to its unpredictable and transitory nature.  The end result is the highest quality image possible.  This is especially important when producing very large scale fine art photography such as a fine art mural.  The resolution in this print would support a mural up to 16 feet wide. The boost in resolution also makes for very finely detailed fine art prints on canvas or water color paper.

Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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oilfield electrical assets, oilfield battery, thunderstorm, Delaware Basin, Cimarex, Dixie Battery, fine art, sepia, West Texas, Permian Basin, photo

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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midstream, stabilizer, sunrise Sunray Texas, refinery, large format fine art prints, mural, fine art mural, midstream oil & gas, photo

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.

frac, frac impoundment, frac water, oil & water logistics, frac pond, Delaware Basin, Texas, Permian Basin, oil completion, oilfield water, oilfield water recycling, fine art, photo

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.

photography, Midtown Ruidoso, panorama, high resolution, night, large format, New Mexico, Northern New Mexico, Southern New Mexico, Central Mountains, Sierra Blanca, Energylandscapes At Topside Galler, photo

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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Pumpjack, pump jack, pumping unit, orange, orange sky, summer, sunset, Devon Energy, Oklahoma, photo

I stood Beneath An Orange Sky

Watonga Oklahoma

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aerial photography, aerial oil & gas photography, aerial oilfield art, H&P Drilling, pad drilling, directional well, directional drilling, Eagle Ford, Texas, Kenyon Gyro, drilling rig, sepia, black & , photo

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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drilling rig, Cimarex, Chevron, West Texas, Delaware Basin, Permian Basin, Monsoon, sepia, lighting, black & white, fine art black & white photography, panorama, instant composite panorama, high resol, photo

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, Cloudcroft New Mexico, snow, Winter, snowstorm , photo

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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