Oilfield Art Gallery - Stock & Original Photos

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Epic For Blood & Oil

Epic featured in the office decor of Hap Briggs (Don Johnson) on the ABC primetime series Blood & Oil. The image was originally shot in June 2013 near Stanton Texas.  This is a high resolution sepia toned black and white photograph.  The office and conference room set which includes three images will be a permanent part the television series.

 
. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Static (Sepia)

This is the sepia toned black & White version of the image "Stactic".  Static features Patterson Drilling Rig 242 iluminated by a burst of cloud to cloud lighting while operating near Orla Texas in June 2013. Spectacular episodes of dry lightning are common in this area before the monsoon kicks into full swing by mid-July each year. 242 is one of patterson Dillings new generation drilling rigs placed in service last year.  Oil & Gas Photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Passage To Midnight

A lighting strike during a long exposure captures the continuos motion of a lone pump jack south of Stanton Texas in early June 2013.  This is a very special print engineered for 5000K or day light spot lighting tuned with a dimmer.  In darker prints such as this one I use pure black & white as oposed to sepia or brown toning. This a higher resolution print available in sizes up to 40x80". Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Last Light In Sepia

Drilling Rig and cold January sunset before an impending winter storm near Midland Texas.  Oil and Gas Photography for Fine Art By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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The Price Of High Expectations

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 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

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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DISHEVELED SKY IN SEPIA

"Disheveled Sky" features a Patterson UTI drilling rig under an unsettled sky in early fall near Boulder Wyoming. Fall comes early at 8000 feet drilling in the mountains on Northwestern Wyoming.  This is the standard size version of a very high resolution image available in all sizes from 3:1 panoramic down to standard size. Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Uncertain Times

A well servicing rig stands idle beneath an unsettled sky in Uncertain Times. This is a high resolution 2:1 panoramic sepia toned black & white print photographed near Button Mesa New Mexico in early April 2015.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Storm Light Panorama

Early Spring on the high plains of Chavez County New Mexico is the setting for Storm Light Panorama. The photograph is a high resolution oil & gas 3:1 panorama taken on Button Mesa in the far Northwestern Permian Basin. The large thunderstorms in the background are in the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma 175 and 225 miles Northeast.   Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Tanks At Bush Draw

Tanks At Bush Draw is a sepia toned black & white 2:1 panoramic print featuring the tanks and separator from the larger 3:1 panoramic print titled Cold Front At Bush Draw.  This is highly detailed print that looks particularly nice on heavy water color fine art paper.  The location is a stripper well doing about eight strokes an hour on the high plains of Chavez County New Mexico.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Our Endless Numbered Days

Our Endless Numbered Days features an Oxy USA pumpjack pumped off before an empending winter storm on the high plains of Eastern New Mexico.  The image is a high resolution fifty megapixel photograph in sepia toned black & white.  A perspective control lens normally used for architectural subjects allows all points near to far to be in perfect focus.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Summer Sky Panorama In Sepia

Summer Sky Panorama In Sepia

The wide open high grassland of Chavez County New Mexico is the setting for "Summer Sky Panorama In Sepia".  Each year the summer monsoon season brings continuous thunderstorm activity from July through September to the mile high prairie of East Central New Mexico.  2014 has brought over twenty inches of rain in less than six weeks and helped to alleviate a four year drought.  The area is dominated by shallow and medium depth gas and oil production established in the boom of the early 80's.  Today only a hand full of shallow vertical wells have been drilled here over the past few years. Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty.
Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Uncertain Times (Color)

A well servicing rig stands idle beneath an unsettled sky in Uncertain Times. This is a high resolution 2:1 panoramic color print photographed near Button Mesa New Mexico in early April 2015.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Above And Beyond

"Above and Beyond" features a Patterson UTI drilling rig and double frac job in the Jona field below the Wind River Range of Northwestern Wyoming. The photograph was taken in early June 2014 in the first two weeks of warm weather.  This is a high resolution composite panoramic photograph engineered to be printed as a wall mural up to 30 feet in length. This resolution also makes for an a highly detailed fine art piece in standard 2:1 sizes.  Oil & Gas Photography for fine art by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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The Blue Hour

The Blue Hour

This image features an aerial panoramic view of a Schlumberger frac set in the mountains of the far Western Delaware Basin in West Texas.

Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Storm At Dixie Battery

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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The End Of Tranquility In Sepia

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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Aerial Frac Water Detail

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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At Days End Sepia Version

At Days End features a Key Energy well servicing location and Lufkin pump jack on a Chevron lease in Southern Midland County Texas.  The image is a high resolution 2:1 panorama available in fine art sizes up to 40x80".  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Disheveled Sky

"Disheveled Sky" features a Patterson UTI drilling rig under an unsettled sky in early fall near Boulder Wyoming. Fall comes early at 8000 feet drilling in the mountains on Northwestern Wyoming.  This is the standard size version of a very high resolution image available in all sizes from 3:1 panoramic down to standard size. Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Winters Solitude

Winter on the high plains of Chavez County New Mexico is the setting for Winters Solitude. The photograph is a high resolution 3:1 panoramic taken on Button Mesa in the far Northwestern Permian Basin.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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At Days End

At Days End features a Key Energy well servicing location and Lufkin pump jack on a Chevron lease in Southern Midland County Texas.  The image is a high resolution 2:1 panorama available in fine art sizes up to 40x80".  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Water Assets Panorama #3

Water Assets Panorama #3 features four 40,000 barrel frac containment ponds on a Mycelx water recycling location in the Delaware Basin near Orla Texas.  This is a high resolution 3:1 aerial panoramic image suitable for fine art prints up to 100 inches.  The photograph is part of a three part set featuring different angles of the same location. Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty

 
. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Prelude To Darkness

Prelude To Darkness is set in the rolling hills of the Thunder Basin National Grassland in Northeastern Wyoming. Early fall means cool crisp evenings with 200 mile visibility. Perfect weather for high resolution photography.  An alpine wind break was used here to shelter the camera from a 15 mile per hour wind thus insuring absolute image sharpness. The image consists of 3 vertical 50 megapixel exposures combined to make one 120 megapixel image. The Zeiss Otus 85mm 1.2 was used to capture the image. The Zeiss 85mm Otus is currently the worlds sharpest 85mm lens.  Prelude To Darkness is a featured print for the month of October in my studio gallery at Topside overlooking Ruidoso New Mexico. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.