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Septemberfest 2010

Thanks to everyone who came out for a fantastic show this weekend. Really love returning home and the support from art buyers encourages me 🙂 Good hanging out with my friends from Austin – Micheal & Kerry and setup again by Dana & Karen. Old autos & oil were popular and you will see more…

Septemberfest2010 by Jamie Rood

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Day on the Viking1 Rig in Gardendale, Texas

I grew up mainly in the West Texas town of Gardendale, Texas. An area built on the oil Industry with corporate offices in Midland a few minutes to the East and Odessa home to roughnecks just to the South. So when new drilling popped up in the little community where my parents still live, I had to go out and get some shots…

The initial shots here are just a sampling of the many I took chronicling the casing of the well and moving of the rig from a block and half West of my parents place (could see the rig well from the back yard) down East of their place by the new water tower. They are placed in somewhat chronological order and I really appreciate any feedback! 🙂

The rig is named Viking 1 and the Driller told me it was used for the Reality Show ‘Black Gold’ airing September 8. A huge thanks to the crew who initially invited me on site and the Driller for Keystone oil for the great background information and allowing me to shoot. Guys send me you your bio info so I can add to these and upcoming images – Y’all were great! 😀

Click here for the initial gallery of 52 images…

Viking1 - Sway by Jamie Rood Catch Casing by Jamie Rood Forklift Tilt Crew on Platform Rig near Water Tower by Jamie Rood Casement by Jamie Rood Ready to Haul In by Jamie Rood

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Wizard of the Wind

Wizard of the Solar Wind by Jamie Rood

Wizard of the Wind is a new montage of recent shots to debut at Septemberfest in Midland Texas next weekend! 😀

Windmill – Gardendale, Texas
Wooden Oil Tank – Pinwell, Texas
Sky & Clouds – Northeast New Mexico