Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sunset in My World - The Oilpatch

Here are some sunset shots I took last night coming home from Santa Fe. Check out the different colors of a single sunset, over a 30 minute period. Amazing stuff, that.


For those who don’t know, these are pumping units. They pump that there oil outa that ground, so you can have all this. I think that pumping units are beautiful machines.


Enjoy!


How many pumping units can you see in this picture?


I love how the sun is setting to the right of this Mark II pumping unit.
Sunset is almost done now. I love the blues and grays.

This is a conventional pumping unit. Aren't the colors absolutely beautiful?
Now you've had your science lesson, with a smidgeon of fluid mechanics, and if you read the link, end product analysis!

12 comments:

darsden said...

Beautiful sunset shots :-)

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Thanks, girlie!

larshannon said...

Sunsets are part of why I love West Texas.

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Me, too. Beautiful, huh?

SSP said...

tee hee...my daddy was in the oil business for 25 years before he escaped in 1984 (the going got tough then). I used to work for him in the summer and we'd go to happy hour at the Slant Hole (a bar downstairs from his office) on fridays. There used to be a bumpersticker on the bar that said, "please don't tell my mama I work on an oil rig! She thinks I am a piano player in a whore house." I always thought that was darn funny.....but then I always knew how important oil was to the world :-D///and yes, lovely sunsets!!

The Wine Commonsewer (TWC) said...

When I was a wee lad, before the days of my vagrant yoot, I always thought oil rigs looked like horses, dipping their heads to drink.

Nice pix.

Jackie said...

You are so good at what you do...writing and photography.(and probably a lot of other stuff, too!!) When you retire from your current job...you need to write a book!!

K said...

Maybe it's because I'm an engineer, but I've always thought machines were beautiful.

Great photos.

scotte said...

The answer is 14, I can see 14 if I zoom in and look hard. Thanks for the 15 mega pixel pic. Isn't that a reverse Mark II? Just Joking the pics are beautiful, you ought to send some to Lufkin. TWC- you are correct the head is called the horse's head and it even has a bridle to connect it to the sucker rods that move the downhole pump.

Chatelaine said...

I have always loved that post you linked to. I keep a lot of it in my head and quote it often when needed.

Marie said...

What wonderful pictures!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

♥georgie♥ said...

wow BEAUTIFUL shots Janie...