The mind set of working safe IMO starts at the home. If you take all the necessary precautions to be safe while working you are more likely going to take that mindset to the workplace. It’s as simple as wearing safety gloves while while trimming the tree. Just kidding, but it is as simple as wearing safety gloves while cutting down your tree or chopping wood, raking leaves leaves etc. Thanks to Mine Safety Solutions for my early xmas present, they fit like a glove.
It’s important to effectively create an image that will stimulate instant viewer attention as well as maintaining a dynamic flow that integrates layout and design without compromising any of the elements. This comes down to composition, lighting and subject matter at the time of capture. If I break down this image I created years ago you can clearly see the direction I wanted the viewer to move towards. We look at pictures like we read a book (from left to right by default) so I placed my main subject off center towards the left where the light hits the bright yellow of the equipment bringing your eyes up to my main subject utilizing the leading lines of the vent tube as well towards the top right corner where the bucket is. Now if we were to place copy and illustrations to the layout we have ample space in the top left and bottom right quadrant of the the image that will not distract from the overall impact of the image as well as keeping the viewers flow of direction constant to each of the elements we wanted the viewer to see.
Bringing two of my passions together into one, photography and fish. Recently I captured images for Vale while they release over 3000 Brook Trout into one of our local freshwater lakes. This is part of Vale’s Biodiversity Enhancement Strategy that also includes Beekeeping, and planting Milkweed.
Yesterday I had a quick chance to photograph Sandvik’s LH514E Electric Loader at Goldcorps Hoyle Pond Mine in Timmins Ontario. Noise levels are significantly reduced when comparing Electric to Diesel.
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Last week I was at Lopes LTD in Coniston Ontario photographing their latest project. This piece is HUGE and you can’t really gauge just how big it is so I thought I would add myself to an image for scale to show the enormity of this fabrication. I had to add some lighting to the environment to draw your attention to the subject which could be lost with just the ambient lighting.
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Another image from my shoot last week. We had to wait several hours for the fog to lift for safety reasons. You can see the Coniston stack hiding behind the fog in the background. The lighting hazily warm at this hour.
I recently found myself in Northern Quebec this past week photographing another unit from the Maclean Engineering lineup in the depths of the Bracemac mine in Matagami. We had some familiar faces with us again (always a pleasure) and some new ones like Don here pictured below. We had a good chuckle when I casually asked what Don did at the company while spreading my creton on my toast Thursday morning at breakfast. Turns out he’s the Founder/owner/big cheese/head honcho…………you get the picture. Don founded the company in 1973 and has been in the industry since the early 1970’s. He was also recently inducted into the International Mining Hall Of Fame for his contributions to underground mining. Of course, we couldn’t leave without me getting a quick portrait of Don in his glory in the depths of Bracemac Mine.
Thanks again for a great shoot and all the wonderful stories we shared over last few days.
The used Reaming Shell is replaced with a new one just outside the Core Shack. Minutes after this photo was taken the Reaming Shell was sent deep into the Earth’s Core.
Sudbury Photographer James Hodgins produces unique images for the Mining Industrial Sectors across Canada and US
Within this industry time is the one factor that always seems to be in short supply. A lot of the time there is a very short window of opportunity to photograph the equipment before it is shipped off to the buyer, like this Joy Global LT 27o unit that I photographed this past Friday in the parking lot of the Sudbury Joy Global Facility.
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