12 Rigs of Christmas 2015: Day 9: Betts Rig 4

3 12 2015

On the ninth day of Christmas, the toolpush gave to me… Betts Drilling Rig 4.

Last year I posted 12 Rigs of Christmas, and it was a big hit. So here’s the 2015 version.

Betts Drilling Rig 4 was brand new, waiting to go out on its first hole at the time.

The Betts Rig 4 gallery can be found here

If you’re looking for more rigs, check out the master drilling gallery here. You can find Betts Rig 1, 2,3 and 4 there as well.

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For the next three days (Dec. 3-5) I am running a sale: 15% off all Betts Drilling prints. This includes Betts Rigs 1, 2, 3 and 4. (Discount does not include shipping). You can order normal photo prints, canvases, metal prints (which are AWESOME) or even a coffee mug. The coupon code is: Betts

Do you have a rig you’d like me to profile in my 12 days of Christmas? Put your requests in the comments on my Facebook page. Please share!





12 Rigs of Christmas 2015: Day 8: Vortex Rig 1

2 12 2015


I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Vortex Drilling Ltd. This was the very first drilling rig I ever photographed commercially, outside the paper. It was brand new, on its first hole, for a brand new company. The weather in June was absolutely spectacular. I’ve only had a few days of doing this sort of photography when the weather cooperated so well.

The album this photoshoot produced set the bar for everything to follow over the next several years. It was the model for how I’ve shot all other rigs since. Usually that entails a full day out on the rig, crawling all over, taking pictures of every little detail. I stayed until sunset and got some spectacular shots, two of which ended up on my business cards and also as canvases in the lobbies of local hotels. Keep your eye out for them and you might see one of these, seen below.

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I haven’t had the opportunity to shoot Rigs 2 or 3 yet (someone asked the other day if I’d come out to his rig). Maybe some day.

For the next three days (Dec. 2-4) I am running a sale: 15% off all Vortex Drilling prints. Expires Dec. 4, 2015. (Discount does not include shipping). You can order canvases, metal prints (which are AWESOME, I just ordered one for a client) or even a coffee mug. The coupon code is: Vortex

Do you have a rig you’d like me to profile in my 12 days of Christmas? Put your requests in the comments on my Facebook page. Don’t forget to share.





12 Rigs of Christmas 2015: Day 7: Red Dog Rig 1

1 12 2015

On the first day of Christmas, the toolpush gave to me… Red Dog Drilling Rig 1.

Last year I posted 12 Rigs of Christmas, and it was a big hit. So here’s the 2015 version.

This rig was shot in 2013.

There’s something interesting about this rig – it’s the only one that I’ve shot that is no longer in operation. Well, to a point. You see, Red Dog rebuilt their initial rig, using certain components, into Rig 5. I like to think of it as the mythical phoenix, the bird that is reborn out of its own ashes (although no ashes were involved to my knowledge.)  I haven’t had the opportunity to shoot it as Rig 5 yet, but maybe some day.

The Red Dog Rig 1 gallery can be found here – Red Dog Rig 1.

If you’re looking for more rigs, check out the master drilling gallery here. You can find Red Dog Rig 3, Rig 3 and Rig 4 there as well.

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For the next three days (Dec. 1-3 I am running a sale: 15% off all Red Dog Drilling prints. Includes Red Dog Rigs 1, 2, 3 and 4. Expires Dec. 3, 2015. (Discount does not include shipping). You can order canvases, metal prints (which are AWESOME) or even a coffee mug. The coupon code is: RedDog

Do you have a rig you’d like me to profile in my 12 days of Christmas? Put your requests in the comments on my Facebook page. Don’t forget to share.





Cyber Monday Sale Nov.30 Only!

30 11 2015

Kisbey_0862-EditToday is Cyber Monday! So for today only (ending midnight) I am offering 25% discount on all prints on my site Zinchuk.ca . This is the best discount I am offering all year. It is only for prints ordered through the website. This includes canvases, metal prints and conventional paper prints. Taxes and shipping are not included in the discount. The coupon code is : cyber





12 Rigs of Christmas 2015: Day 6: Panther Rig 3

30 11 2015


On the sixth day of Christmas, the toolpush gave to me…  Panther Drilling Rig 3.

 

Panther Drilling Rig 3 spent a lot of time working near the U.S. border over the years. That’s where these pictures were taken, not far from Oungre.

The Panther Drilling Rig 3 gallery can be found here at Panther Rig 3.

If you’re looking for more rigs, check out the master drilling gallery here.

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For the next four days (Nov. 30-Dec. 3) I am running a sale: 15% off all Panther Drilling prints. This includes Rigs 1, 2, 3 and 4. (Discount does not include shipping). You can order normal photo prints, canvases, metal prints (which are AWESOME) or even a coffee mug. The coupon code is: Panther

Do you have a rig you’d like me to profile in my 12 days of Christmas? Put your requests in the comments on my Facebook page. Don’t forget to share, and scroll down to see the other Rigs of Christmas. If you recognize any of your buddies, please share.





12 Rigs of Christmas 2015: Day 5: Stampede Rig 3

29 11 2015

 

On the fifth day of Christmas, the toolpush gave to me…  Stampede Drilling Rig 3.

Stampede Rig 3 was working close to the U.S. border at the time. Indeed, I think it has spent most of its career drilling withing a few miles of Mackenzie Meats, which made for a good snack when I was out there.

I believe Stampede 3 is the newest rig in the Saskatchewan drilling fleet at this time.

While some of the other rigs you may have seen before, this is the first time I have put photos of Stampede Rig 3 out “in the wild.” There are some really good sunset shots. Also, I went out an extra day to get photos of Stampede 2 and 3 working close enough together that you could get both in the same photo. It’s rare to have two rigs from the same company working so close to each other.

For the video slideshow I had to pick a country song for Bill and Jackie, the crew that runs Stampede in Estevan.

The Stampede Drilling Rig 3 gallery can be found here at Stampede Rig 3.

If you’re looking for more rigs, check out the master drilling gallery here.

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For the next three days (Nov. 29-Dec. 2) I am running a sale: 15% off all Stampede Drilling prints. This includes Rigs 1, 2 and 3. (Discount does not include shipping). You can order normal photo prints, canvases, metal prints (which are AWESOME) or even a coffee mug. The coupon code is: Stampede

Do you have a rig you’d like me to profile in my 12 days of Christmas? Put your requests in the comments on my Facebook page. Don’t forget to share, and scroll down to see the other Rigs of Christmas. If you recognize any of your buddies, please share.





12 Rigs of Christmas 2015: Day 4:Panther Rig 2

28 11 2015

On the fourth day of Christmas, the toolpush gave to me…  Panther Drilling Rig 2.

This rig was working really close to the U.S. border at the time. The pictures with the numerous pumpjacks are significant. That’s because that one rig, Panther Rig 2, punched all those holes.

The Panther Drilling Rig 2 gallery can be found here.

If you’re looking for more rigs, check out the master drilling gallery here.

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For the next three days (Nov. 28-Dec. 1) I am running a sale: 15% off all Panther Drilling prints. This includes Rigs 1, 3 and 4. (Discount does not include shipping). You can order normal photo prints, canvases, metal prints (which are AWESOME) or even a coffee mug. The coupon code is: Panther

Do you have a rig you’d like me to profile in my 12 days of Christmas? Put your requests in the comments on my Facebook page. Don’t forget to share, and scroll down to see the other Rigs of Christmas. If you recognize any of your buddies, please share.








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