The mines never stop production. It's mostly a 24/7 production across the globe. Getting out on the site at night can yield some amazing photographs, especially the 30 minutes after the sun sets when the warm glow of the sun melts over everything.
This Industrial Welder is putting the finishing touches on a repair job as the sun sets in the background. One of the heavy gauge teeth on this scoop was damaged while working in an open pit mine. A reinforced cap will quickly get this machine back on the job site. Comments are welcome on all Mining Industrial Photographer's Blog posts.
An industrial Sandblaster prepares to resurface this sheet of metal which is to be used in the companies product. "Sandblasting" is the operation of forcibly propelling a stream of fine sand against a surface under high pressure to smooth a rough surface, roughen a smooth surface, shape a surface, or remove surface contaminants. A pressurized fluid, typically air, or a centrifugal wheel is used to propel the sand.
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Here is another version of my "Crappy vs Snappy" scenarios where lighting, exposure and even post processing can make or break the photo and the impact you want your clients/readers/investors to see. If you are using your companies images for your marketing materials, magazine articles or your Corporate website make sure you acquire photographic images that have that "wow" factor to begin with. You don't want to look back after everything is promoted/printed and think, crap, should have went with snap.
This blog post was produced and approved by James Hodgins – Mining Industrial Photographer