Connection by Bob Callender



Connection is an abstract view of one of the basic drilling rig fundamentals.  This photo, taken at sunset, captures the dynamic action and artistic movement of drilling fluid escaping the kelly.*  This image was taken in high-dynamic-range, a photo style that captures colors and shapes that quickly escape the human eye, yet is able to translate them beautifully into a true work of art.

* Kelly:  a flexible, high-pressure hose and crucial component facilitating the flow of drilling fluid.  The name is derived from the machine shop in which the first kelly was made in Kellysburg, PA.