I warmed things up getting back into the grind and creating new images.
Salto Heat Treating (www.saltoheattreating.ca) is open for business and I got a first hand look at the facilities, processes and the people that are making it happen. Chris Mehanna (pictured here) the Operational Lead Hand for Salto took the time to explain to me the different services that this facility can offer using state of the art equipment and robotics.
It felt good to be back in the image creating saddle again and sharing the images we recently created.
Most days I am photographing in dark, damp underground environments to the complete opposite at Health Sciences North in Sudbury, Ontario photographing some of the Dr’s and staff. Recently I had the quick opportunity to photograph Dr. Antonio Caycedo.
Reshared from Health Sciences North Foundation Facebook
” Dr. Antonio Caycedo, a colorectal surgeon at HSN, and the colorectal surgical team at HSN are among a handful of hospital teams in Canada that perform the transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME) procedure.
This minimally invasive surgery leads to better results, minimal incisions, less pain and less time spent in hospital. Thanks to Dr. Caycedo’s leadership, HSN was one of the first centers to adopt this revolutionary technique and, as a result, the colorectal team has become a leader in the country in the management of colorectal cancer using minimally invasive approaches.
This Holiday Season, consider making a gift of $100, $200 or $500 to support innovative and advanced equipment needs at HSN.”
To donate, visit linktr.ee/hsnfoundation
I remember my father getting annoyed with me when I would use something and put it away (in a place other than the place I retrieved it from) and as I got older I understood why. Clutter wastes time. Even if it’s a few seconds looking for a tool, over time, those seconds accumulate into minutes and minutes into hours. An organized workstation is an efficient workstation.
Whenever I am in a shop now I always pay attention to the organization and cleanliness of the area and this maintenance bay at Coleman Mine did not disappoint. Everything had it’s place and these individuals took pride in their work as well as their work environment.
I had a few minutes to create individual portraits for each of the participants of the Health Sciences North Foundation photoshoot with Air Ornge after we completed the initial creative shot. Lighting was a bit tricky with lots of reflection coming from the helicopters windshield but in the end it worked ok if I do say so myself.
I captured this image of Mr. Lopes as I liked the composition this vantage point created overlooking the project that Lopes Ltd (www.lopesltd.com) was spearheading. Felix mentioned to me that it would be a great overhead view of the project and once I captured some installation progress images I took advantage of the scene to create this portrait.
I remember watching the slag being poured at this very spot when I was younger. It was a big mountain of black rock called slag but is now covered with lush green grass, wild flowers and large milkweed patches that Vale has transformed throughout their reclamation process. The milkweed plant is crucial to the Monarch butterflies survival as they use the plant to lay their eggs. It’s also a great habitat for the Black-and-Yellow Argiope (spider) seen below which you can find hanging around every step you take but don’t worry, they are harmless and if you look closely you can see just how beautiful their markings are.
Note: They are harmless to us, but to the common grasshopper…………..not so much.
The 2019 Extended Wheel Base Mine Runner got a glamour photo shoot recently just outside of Sudbury, Ontario Canada. The spacious front cab had loads of room for me to get some of my equipment front and center. Its not an easy capture but I liked how the final image turned out for my client www.rockbreaker.com where it is already used in their current marketing campaign.