In the image, Rig 7, there was such a stillness in that night. It was one of those nights that are so dark all you could see was the black night with rig and moon light. First, the moon on a night like that is usually the only light. Secondly, the rig standing there so bright and welcoming, it adds a mesmerizing glow. Finally, the lights around the location captured every ounce of focus. It was radiating light and so bright together. Yet, you could not see another light for miles in any direction. It stood there in its glittery perfection and all I could think of was the contrast between black and white, light and dark. Certainly, the only option was to print it that way.
I still think about that feeling of being so drawn into an image. If there was ever a more spectacular way to light up the night. Then I can’t imagine what it would be. It definitely is an image that feels the same when looking at it as it did that night standing there. I’m not sure how many nights it’s that perfectly clear and crisp of a contrast, with just the black night with rig and moon light. However, the guys on Rig 7 can tell you. I know they have probably seen some of the most beautiful nights in West Texas. I’m certainly glad I got to share one.