As I was heading into Totten mine for an early morning shoot I quickly grabbed this image as I was walking to the headframe. Early morning fog was rising from the surrounding ponds as the sun backlit the facility.
Whenever possible I try to use what light is available, but most of the time I have to add a few of my own. If I can I will grab light sources that are already present in the shop and use them to my advantage.
Flying out towards my cottage today I grabbed this quick shot of First Nickel Lockerby Mine. I actually have some fond memories of this site when I was a kid. My Grandfather was an on site security guard there and at one point lived on site with my Grandmother. They had this huge mobile home right on the mine site. I would go visit him regularly as our cottage was not far away. I remember staying overnight there and even riding my bike around the site. I was about 8 or 9 at the time. Fond memories for sure.
Anmar Mechanical & Electrical Contractors LTD pack a big punch when it comes to some of their heavy equipment. I had a chance to grab a few images while observing one of their latest projects. I’m looking forward to creating some unique images for this impressive company.
It’s around the clock in the Canadian Mining Industry operations as everyone knows that time is money is ………well………..good. I enjoy photographing mine sites at night as it brings a whole set of new challenges to the table.
Another stage in refining more Gold from the tailings left over from previous gold mines. Most of the images I have created for this company have been used in their Investors brochure and website.
“Mr. Jochen Schäfer ist absolutely impressed with your work and sends many thanks for your great work. So thank you very much for your work. Kind regards Martina Davis United Commodity AG”
Note: this is not the magazine website. Well another one of my images made the cover of the latest Mining Life & Exploration News Magazine. This photo is of Xstrata’s Nickel Rim (which is now Glencore Xstrata)
That I captured during one of my aerial adventures.
Here is the original uncropped photo
James Hodgins is a Sudbury Ontario based Mining Industrial Photographer.