The Sepia Collection

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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.

Cactus Drilling, West Texas, Permian Basin, Oil & Gas Photography, Drilling Rig, Cactus Rocket Rig, Sepia, wind break, sharp, lateral, gas well, natural gas, 100 megapixel, Delaware Basin, photo

Torsion

"Torsion" features Cactus Rocket Rig 148 drilling a two mile lateral gas well in the Delaware Basin of far West Texas. This is a 100 megapixel file so the finest details are present even in sizes out to 40x80" or 40x120".   An alpine wind break was constructed on-site insuring that the camera was isolated in near total vacuum.  This print is one of the single sharpest images I have taken and the first from the Schneider PC TS Super-Agulon 50mm f/2.8 Lens.  Oil & Gas Photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

well servicing unit, University Lands, Texas, Martin County, Sunday, Morning, Permian Basin, clouds, sepia, black & white, black and white, mural, high resolution, high resolution mural, fine art mura, photo

Sunday Morning At Yellow Rose (2015)

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.

SWD Injection, SWD, Delaware Basin, New Mexico, sepia, black & white photography, fine art photography, fall, saltwater disposal unit, saltwater disposal facility , photo

Delaware Injection Site In Sepia (2016)

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.

drilling rig, Patterson UTI, Wyoming, Boulder Wyoming, Fall, mountains, fine art oil & gas photography, photo

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.

Chevron, pumpjack, pump jack, Lufkin, Midland Texas, Permian Basin,  high resolution, sepia, black & white, black and white, fine art, photo

At Days End Sepia Version 2:1 Panorama (2014)

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.

Delaware Basin, drilling rig, Cactus Drilling, West Texas, Western Texas, mountains, lateral gas well, July, thunderstorm, storm, Cimarex, Chevron, Permian Basin, sepia, black & white, black and white, photo

Storm At Twenty Grand Sepia

Storm At Twenty Grand is a black & white photograph set in the mountains of the Delaware Basin in far Western Texas.  July brings the beginning of the monsoon season to the mountains of Western Texas.  The Delaware Basin continues to be one of the most active exploration areas for deep lateral gas wells.  Cactus rig 122 can be seen drilling a joint location for Cimarex and Chevron.  Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

Delaware Basin, Permian Basin, West Texas, Mountain, drilling rig, Cimarex, Chevron, Monsoon, Cactus Drilling, Cactus Rocket rig 148,  Cactus rig 148, Middle Ground, mountains, drilling rig, lateral g, photo

GRAND MONSOON

Set in the mountains of the Delaware Basin in far Western Texas, Grand Monsoon features Cactus Rocket rig 148 drilling an advanced lateral gas well at Middle Ground. The monsoon season comes to the mountains of Eastern New Mexico and Western Texas each year in early July and lasts through mid September. Fine Art Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

pumpjack, pump jack, pumping unit, cold front, arctic front, New Mexico, Chavez County, March, sepia, photo

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.

Cactus Drilling, rig 122, mountains, Texas, thunderstorm, oilfield art, Spring, sepia, black and white, Delaware Basin, Permian Basin, drilling rig, photo

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.

Patterson UTI, drilling rig, 2014, Wyoming, Wind River Mountains, Pinedale Anticline, high resolution, panorama, panoramic, spring, snow, gigapixel, sepia, black & white, photo

Play Of Light And Shadow

This is the sepia version of "Play Of Light And Shadow"  The print is a high resolution gigapixel panorama available in any of the 3:1 sizes.  The image was taken in early Summer or Spring as they call it in Northwestern Wyoming.  The 13,000 feet peaks of the Wind River Mountains can be seen at maxiumum snow melt in the first three days of warm weather for 2014.  The image features a Patterson UTI 1500 series drilling rig on a latteral gas well in the Northern most Jona field of Northwestern Wyoming. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

pump jack, Permian Basin, New Mexico, pumpjack, pumping unit, arctic cold front, cold front, oil, oil & gas photography, oilfield art, high resolution, sepia, black & white, spring, weather, landscape, photo

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.

Patterson Drilling, Patterson UTI, drilling rig, Wind River Mountains, oil & gas photography, fine art oil & gas photography, mural, oil, art, oilfield art, Wyoming, panorama, gigapixel, photo

Kingdom Of The Wind Sepia

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 Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

drilling rig, Precision Drilling, Rig 573, lateral well, Permian Basin, Delaware Basin, Barstow Texas, Texas, sunrise, photo

Light Of A New Day In Sepia

"Light Of A New Day" (Sepia Version) features Precision Drilling  Rig  573 drilling a lateral well near Barstow Texas in early April 2014. The image is available in 3:1 and 2:1 panoramic formats as well as short and standard sizes. The native 3:1 file is 200 megapixels so this image is very detailed croped to any size. Oil & Gas Photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

Sepia, Pioneer Natural Resources, Pumpjack, pump jack, Pumping Unit, thunderstorm, supercell thunderstorm, Stanton Texas, Midland Texas, Oilfield Art, Oil & Gas Photography, tornado, June, photo

Pioneer Sunset Sepia

"Pioneer Sunset" was taken on a Pioneer Natural Resources lease about 7 miles south of Stanton Texas on June 7th 2013. The Image features a Pioneer Pump Jack and redeveloping super cell thunderstorm which earlier produced several tornadoes near Andrews Texas. "Epic" and "Passage To Midnight" show the same storm as it continued to redevelop into the evening. Oil & Gas Photography By Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Epic (2013)

A pump jack, lightning and supercell thunderstorm on a Pioneer lease south of Stanton Texas. June 2013. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Companions Of Darkness

Drilling Rig and full moon near Midland Texas. Oil and Gas Photography for Fine Art by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

Tatum New Mexico, New Mexico, thunderstorms, pumpjack, super cell thunderstorm, evening, Eastern New Mexico, photo

New Mexico Sky (2009)

A lone pumpjack photographed before a late evening super cell thunderstorm on the high plains of Eastern New Mexico. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

Drilling Rig, New Mexico, night, photo

Midnight At Hackberry Lake

Drilling rig side lit by a full moon on a warm humid night near Hackberry Lake New Mexico. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Titan (2011)

 Pumpjack photographed under a dark late october sky near Stanton Texas. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.

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Dark Energy (2015)

 

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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Lightstream For Blood & Oil

Lightstream featured in the office decor of Hap Briggs (Don Johnson) on the ABC primetime series Blood & Oil. The image was originally shot in July 2011 on a drilling rig near Midland 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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Eagle Ford Frac Detail In Sepia (2016)

Eagle Ford Frac Detail in Sepia features an aerial view of a frac job in the far Western Eagle Ford near Carizzo Springs Texas.  Fine art oil & gas photography by Robert D. Flaherty. Photo © copyright by Robert D. Flaherty.