On the outskirts of Veradero using an echometer to acquire data analysis. I was assigned to photograph specific locations of the Oil & Gas Industry in Cuba where we started in Havana and made our way West across the landscape of Cuba.
It might seem that I only photograph within the mining realm but in between my travels I am still creating images for the industrial industry including my recent client Algoma Steel www.algoma.com in Sault Ste. Marie. When creating an updated image library it is important to showcase all aspects of the manufacturing processes including the technology their technicians are using. I created this image from the inside of the Panalytical Spectrometer which can analyze the elemental composition of materials.
Vale uses a few different methods to manage dust control at their Sudbury Ontario tailings facility. One method (seen here) is the spreading of straw using agricultural equipment across the tailings pond.
Victor (President of www.pendaproductions.com) flies his drone across the site capturing cinematic visuals that are like no other. Panning across the scene his drone records the hustle and bustle of the mine site in a way that keeps you captivated. I will often be hovering over his shoulder while he flies mesmerized by the view on his screen which is unlike the scenes I capture on the ground.
I captured this image of Mr. Lopes as I liked the composition this vantage point created overlooking the project that Lopes Ltd (www.lopesltd.com) was spearheading. Felix mentioned to me that it would be a great overhead view of the project and once I captured some installation progress images I took advantage of the scene to create this portrait.
There are some big vents pushing and blowing air underground and you don’t necessarily get an appreciation on how large these are until you are up close to one of them. Putting someone into the frame gives scale to the size of the vents.
I remember watching the slag being poured at this very spot when I was younger. It was a big mountain of black rock called slag but is now covered with lush green grass, wild flowers and large milkweed patches that Vale has transformed throughout their reclamation process. The milkweed plant is crucial to the Monarch butterflies survival as they use the plant to lay their eggs. It’s also a great habitat for the Black-and-Yellow Argiope (spider) seen below which you can find hanging around every step you take but don’t worry, they are harmless and if you look closely you can see just how beautiful their markings are.
Note: They are harmless to us, but to the common grasshopper…………..not so much.
I photographed Miller Technology’s Mine Truck “Relay” on the shop floor just after fabrication and knocked out the background so they could use the image on their site to promote the vehicle (Screenshot) www.millertechnology.com