Sometimes, the simple environments, produce the most incredible, photographs. This otherwise normal, drilling, operation sets the scene for my photo, Reflections. In the distance, you can see the glowing sunset, fizzling out. Finally bringing an end to the day. The dark shadows of buildings, sleep in the background, softly outlining the tall city skyline. The dynamic night, lights up the sky, with turquoise. and navy blues. Then the electrifying skies create smooth rig reflections, in the reserve pit. Thick, black plastic outlines the reserve, and snakes through the water, creating an inner and outer cavity.
The pit hosts a variety of different chemicals that texture the fluid. This creates an even more interesting mirror, for the energetic skies. If the liquid rig reflection, tells a more peaceful story of life on the rig. Then it fails to expose the punishing and humbling labor of drilling operations. The compelling blues are illuminated by the powered up drilling rig. With jolting, yellow, lights that shine brightly from the base to the top, the rig stands as both a landmark during the day and a beacon at night. First, behind the operation sits a trailer with the interior lights lit. Secondly, a sand truck backing up to make its delivery, signifying the endless enterprise. Finally, the photograph, itself shows the Reflections, of the dedicated industry that operates through the night, even as the city behind is asleep and prepares for another day.