It’s personal. Like your favorite jacket or pair of shoes your head protection on the job is a part of you. It’s familiar. I actually take the time to look at the “personalization” of someones headgear. The more it stands out, the better the image I always say.
Did you know that www.norcat.org has an underground center located in Sudbury Ontario? Since the majority of my clients contract me to create images of their equipment in an underground scenario, the Norcat Underground Training Facility is an ideal location for this type of application. From heavy equipment to software logistics there is always a spot on site to create/test a variety of scenarios. I have photographed everything from scoops, lighting, software, surveying and PPE for a variety of clients over the years.
If you or your company is looking for an underground environment that can fit your time schedules without having the difficulty of navigating a full operating mine site, then the Norcat Underground Training Facility is a perfect fit. You can reach them at Phone 705-521-8324 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Ask to speak to Greg Major – Mine Manager, he and all the staff at the Norcat Facilty are amazing to work with and their professionalism and knowledge of the facility will ensure that your visit will be productive and safe.
The last evening at the El Mochito Mine in Las Vegas Honduras found me outside the mill complex waiting for the rain to stop so I can attempt to create an image. Every time the rain slowed down I trudged my way across the complex to setup my camera and each time the rain would start up again just as I was about to press my shutter button. Mother Nature and I did this dance a couple of times before she let me know that she was planning on dancing all night lol. So what do you do? Well, you get the shot anyways. While I was taking cover under one of the other buildings across the way I noticed the rain funneling down off the metal roof catching the light and haze as it fell.
Watch the video below for the rain conditions
With snowshoes strapped to his boots and a handful of electrodes, Bruce begins his trek into the bush along the previously staked path where he will hammer each electrode into the ground before an electrical current is transmitted into the subsurface to locate subsurface materials.
I spent the day yesterday with the CXS www.cxsltd.com crew on a remote lake documenting the Induced Polarization (IP) Process they were “conducting” at the time. It was a crisp sunny day on the lake but the environment we were surrounded by yielded some amazing backdrops for their images.
Just because it’s -32 degrees Celsius outside doesn’t mean we get a day off from doing our jobs. The core samples don’t stack themselves nor do they care what temperature it is. Photographing on site in the cold Winter months does have it’s challenges. Equipment freezes up, batteries drain faster, and fingers go numb. In the Summer months when I am underground at +32 degrees I wish I was topside and in the Winter months on days like today I wish I was underground enjoying the warm humid stale air. In the end though it’s all about getting the job done and being prepared for what the environment has in store that day. We look at the bright side here in Northern Ontario, the 4 seasons always have beauty for us to see, even if our eyeballs are frozen in their sockets.