Roger’s image, named ‘Teamwork’, was taken at Beharra Springs, where MEPAU is a joint venture partner with site operator Beach Energy. Roger had previously produced a promotional video for MEPAU’s precursor AWE and had been invited to Beharra Springs to create something similar for Beach Energy.
As always, Roger took his cameras and whilst onsite managed to capture the prize-winning shot of workers adjusting the well choke.
James Lund, one of three contest judges, praised the technical execution of Roger’s photograph, particularly commenting on the lighting and colours. Roger says he rarely uses additional lighting, instead relying on whatever light is naturally available. In this case, he made use of the ambient glow of work lights spread around the site, as well as a flare on the left side. He said there was a strong light source on the right side, which is what gives the green-blue glow across that side of the image.
He says the first time he ever visited a well site he was struck by the teamwork exhibited by everyone on site. Over the years, he has continued to observe extraordinary cooperation among workers.
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