Oilfield Art Gallery - Stock & Original Photos

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Water Assets Panorama #2

Water Assets Panorama #2 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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Water Assets Panorama #1

Water Assets Panorama #1 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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Into The Green

Into The Green is a high resolution 3:1 panorama originally commissioned to be a 8x24 foot backdrop for a reception area. The finest of details are evident even at close inspection due to the resolution and the use of a perspective control lens.  The setting is early summer in Reagan County Texas after drought busting rains.  The image is available on fine art canvas or water color fine art paper from small sizes out to 100 inches in length. Fine art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Dark Energy

 

Dark Energy features a lufkin pumpjack and incoming thunderstorm on a state lease near Bloomfield New Mexico. Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Wind River Spring Panorama

Wind River Spring Panorama features Unit Corp. Drilling Rig 125 drilling a deep lateral gas well in the Wind River Mountains of Western Wyoming in May 2015. Spring comes late at 8000 feet in Wyoming.  The formation  known as the Pinedale Anticline is one of the nation's most prolific natural gas producers.  

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

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Space To Reflect

Space To Reflect is a very high resolution composite panoramic image taken in the 3:1 format. The image was made in the far Western Delaware Basin in April 2015. The image was made from a mountain top straddling the Texas and New Mexico border.  A COG frac tank is featured in the foreground with Cactus rig 148 drilling rig. The assets are flanked by Guadalupe Pass.  Five years of rainfall in only ten months has made for an unusually colorful Spring in one of Texas driest places.  The recent decrease in activity has allowed the dust to settle if only for a little while. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Remnants Of Light

Remnants Of Light features a lone pumpjack and battery in the foothills of the San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado. This is a high resolution sepia toned black & white image shot in late fall 2014

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

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Delaware Injection Site In Sepia

Delaware Injection Site In Sepia features an injection facility for a saltwater disposal unit in the Northwestern Delaware Basin of New Mexico.  The facility is set against an unsettled sky in early fall 2016. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Cold Front At Bush Draw

Cold Front At Bush Draw features an arctic cold front rolling across the high plains of Eastern New Mexico in early March 2015.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. . Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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One In Silence

"One In Silence" features a Sandridge Energy pumpjack on a University lease in Western Andrews County Texas. This is a very detailed print made with the Zeiss Otus 55mm lens. This lens is currently the highest performing lens available. The pastel colors and detail in the image are especially nice on fine art water color paper.  The photograph is available in ratios ranging from normal 2:3 to a 2:1 panorama.  The image featured here is a 2:1 panorama.  The print is best displayed at a color temperature of 5000k which is the equivalent of outside light. The photograph is my featured print for March 2015 in my studio gallery located in Odessa Texas.  Look for my new studio gallery opening Fall 2015 in Alto New Mexico. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Tall Cotton

"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.

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Peyote Sunset

Even in drought conditions the Permian Basin can be beautiful for at least fifteen minutes each day.  "Peyote Sunset" features a salt water disposal battery or SWD flanked by a Precision Corp. drilling rig and grand West Texas Winter sunset.  This is the 2:1 ratio high resolution panoramic format consisting of 6.24 billion pixels.  The print is suitable for a fine art mural printed 20x60 feet.  Fine art water color prints and fine art canvas prints are available up 40x80".  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Dichotomy

A large mule dear appears to stand guard in front of Unit Corp. drilling rig 125 operating in The Wind River Mountains of Western Wyoming. Each year herds of antelope and mule dear come down from the heavy snow pack of the Tetons and Yellowstone National Park to winter over in this area.  Over the years exploration has decreased with natural gas prices and now only a few rigs remain.  With the introduction of wolves to the area the mule dear now can now been seen using the the remaining rigs for cover.  Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Traces Of Autumn

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.

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Wind, Sand And Oil

"Wind, Sand And Oil" features Cactus Drilling Rig 122 drilling in the mountains of far Western Texas.  This is day 2 on a new location during rig up.  The pulverized dry caliche of the new location lifts easily into the air as a strong wind shift line produced by Spring thunderstorms moves though the valley.  Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Eagle Ford Pad Drilling Detail I

"Eagle Ford Pad Drilling Detail I" 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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Of Man And Nature

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.

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The Onset Of Chaos

"The Onset Of Chaos"  A lone pump jack stands idle in the still air moments before the passage of an arctic front drops the temperature by 35 degrees in in fifteen minutes.  This is a 60 megapixel high resolution infrared sepia toned black& white image photographed in early spring on the Northern high plains of Eastern New Mexico.  The image is also available in color. The image here was captured utilizing a new prototype 100 inch tripod and panoramic head from Really Right Stuff.  The height above the ground contributes to the view all the way to the horizon miles away.   Expect to see more photography from this wonderful wide open landscape during the Summer of 2014.  Oil & Gas Photography for fine art by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Viking Rig 6 With Cactus

Cactus, wind energy and Viking Rig 6 after the rain near Big Spring Texas.  Early Summer 2014. High resolution 80 megapixel standard format print. Oil & Gas Photography for Fine Art by Robert D. Flaherty.

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An Unfinished Story

"An Unfinished Story" was originally just a test shot from an infrared modified camera on a new location I was scouting in March of 2014. The image has since become a popular item in my Sepia Collection.  Look for a grand color or sepia panoramic from this location featuring the large thunderstorm complexes that frequently move out of Southern Colorado into the Texas Panhandle over the Summer months.  Most of the locations I choose to photograph are scouted months or years in advance. Particular weather events provide the backdrop I am looking for. Wide open locations like this one where the camera is directed northeast provide an incredible foreground for a thunderstorm complex up to 200 miles away.   The image here was captured utilizing a new prototype 100 inch tripod and panoramic head from Really Right Stuff.  The height above the ground contributes to the view all the way to the horizon miles away.  Oil & Gas Photography for fine art by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Infinite Recursion

A crude oil  tanker truck begins its two hour round trip beneath a stormy sky on a location near Antelope Ridge New Mexico.  Day and night this Infinite Recursion hard on man and machine is necessary to bring the nations oil to market.  Antelope Ridge New Mexico is the sweet spot for productive new plays in the Western Delaware Basin of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico with new wells producing upward of 2000 barrels of oil daily. New drilling activity continues here like nowhere else in the Permian Basin.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Antelope Evening

"Antelope Evening" features Basic Energy Rig 46 about to rig down after a forty five day directional well on the Pitchfork Ranch at Antelope Ridge New Mexico. This is a very high resolution vertcal composite image with some very attractive pastel colors unique to the image.  The well site is located in the Delaware Basin which is increasingly the subject of new horizontal plays going into 2014 and beyound.  Oil & Gas Photography for fine art by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Kingdom Of The Wind

A Patterson drilling rig set alone against the Wind River Mountain range and a late spring storm in early June 2014. Please call to get pricing on this image as the crop falls somewhat between a 2:1 and a 3:1 panorama.  The image is engineered to print at 36x87" with the highest quality. Prints are available in a range of sizes including wall murals out to 30 feet in length.  The origininal image is a 1.2 gigapixel composite.  The Wind River Range in Northwestern Wyoming is my favorite Rocky Mountain setting for oil & gas photography. Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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The Best Of Times

"Best Of Times" features a grand sunrise on Precision Drilling Rig 573 near Barstow Texas.  This is a 200 megapixel 2:1 panorama which can be printed literally any size. Fine art canvas prints are available up to 120" and architectural murals up to 60 feet in length. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.