The following are commissioned projects from the last year.
Beneath A Broken Sky is a high resolution 2:1 panorama featuring Precision Drilling Corp. rig 555 on a lateral location Northeast of Ft. Stockton Texas. An early Spring servere thunderstorm and lightning provide the backdrop for the image. The panorama is produced in sepia toned black & white. Seven different light levels were blended together to hold back the brightness of the clouds while pulling up darker details in the foreground and subject areas. The image was originally commissioned by Contango Oil & Gas in April 2019.
fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.
Contango Sunrise features Precision Drilling Corp. rig 555 drilling a deep lateral well for Contango Oil & Gas near Ft. Stockton Texas. The image is a 2:1 high resolution panorama taken just before sunrise. Left over remnants from thunderstorms the night before contribute to a brilliant sunrise.
Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.
Separator Battery And Autumn Sunset was photographed in The San Andres near Seminole Texas. The image is a 3:1 high resolution panorama in the highest detail. Large separator batteries are common in this area due to the volume of produced water associated with oil production.
Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty
. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.
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.
"Tall Cotton" features Sendero rig 6 drilling a short vertical well for Pioneer Natural Resources near the small farming comunity of Tarzan Texas. The emphasis here is the detail in some of the best looking cotton you will ever see. The camera was mounted in a vacuum enclosure 110 inches above ground level. The use of a perspective control lens means that each bowel of cotton is perfectly in focus from foreground to horizon as well the drilling rig and spectacular late November sunset. The image is composed of 4.24 billion pixels and is engineered to be a 12x24 foot fine art mural.
Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.
A new Shores pump Jack stands before an early fall thunderstorm on a Sandridge Energy lease in Western Andrews County Texas. The location is flanked by Lariat Rig 11 drilling the last of eight in line directional wells on University Land. Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.
Natural gas gathering assets and cows on a high mesa compressed against The Wind River Range in early Summer 2014. This image was photographed to be used as a very large scale mural up to 20x60 feet. The high level of detail also makes for an incredible fine art print. The image is composed of 1.24 billion pixels and was photographed at 600mm with a camera mounted in an enclosure to isolate it from the wind. Oil & Gas Photography for fine art by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.
The Triple Crown Gas plant beneath Guadalupe Pass in far West Texas. The image is part of a year long project commissioned by Cimarex Energy of Colorado. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.
This is the vertical version of the popular print Sunset At Squire Ranch. The image features Basic Energy Drilling Rig 45 drilling for Apache Corp. just north of Garden City Texas in September 2012. The print is also on the cover of The American Oil & Gas Reporter for October 2013 along with the associated article on drilling fluids. The print was taken from 20 feet above ground level utilizing a wide angle tilt shift lens to ensure the highest image quality. Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.
Rig Works Odessa Texas
This is a high resolution multi image panoramic photograph of a new well Servicing Unit built by Rig Works of Odessa Texas. The image is a composite of eight vertical images giving the final image the detail needed to print up to 40x120" Focus was set manually viewing the face of a dime setting on the fuel tank. A 24mm tilt shift lens allows all points in the photograph to be near perfectly focused from front to rear. The image was taken from a hight of 14 feet. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.
A standard format image composed of six high resolution images. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.
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.