Deep underground at the El Mochito Mine, the humidity hung in the air softening the lighting from the jumbo drill and our cap lamps which added some great backlit illumination to the overall scene.
I come from a family of greenthumbs. My Grandfather tended a wonderful vegetable and flower garden throughout my childhood, my mother always has fresh greens to give away when I am visiting and my Sister created a gardening tool for the garden industry www.pinchpruner.com. So when I find myself in the greenhouses on the mine sites I always take the time to browse around, ask questions and see what the different types of plants and trees they growing for reclamation. I have photographed fish stocking, tree planting, vegetable harvesting, hay cutting and bee keeping all to regenerate, rejuvenate and reclamate past mine sites and some grand scales it’s mighty impressive.
It was in the high 20’s during the day with sun beating down on us, keeping us warm while the crew worked the diamond drill but as the day turned to evening the temps dropped, your skin cooled and the warm glow of the sunset faded into the crests of the outline mountains.