Emily Shafer Photography | An Industrial Photographer who Hit a Gold Mine Part 3

An Industrial Photographer who Hit a Gold Mine Part 3

November 12, 2014  •  3 Comments

Hello all! Today is bittersweet. . . it is the last installment of this three part series. Luckily, I saved the best for last. Oh, and a side note if you want to know how I got the high perspective keep reading to the end.:) Now, allow me to introduce you to the Komatsu D-41 the backbone of it all. The Komatsu D-41 is seen on almost every construction site out there. It is for an exceptional reason too. The D-41 has the ability to devour anything in its way[luckily I moved after taking this picture]. With little effort this dozer gracefully sweeps the dirt to the side. Just a swish this way and a swoop that way and the foundation of a building has been abolished into the dirt it was laid on. 

It is a classic piece of equipment, but when you think of the capacity of power it holds, it is anything but boring. I don't know about you but I can not think of the last time I lifted 2000 pounds of boulders. Lastly, I see how this is a reliable machine. If you need a job done, you can count on this to do it. It can smooth out a surface, move several boulders at once, and trudge through a mountain of dirt. It is just the old faithful of heavy machinery.

Now with all of that said, I did promise some behind the scenes photos and details. Lets dive into that! First of all I want to give a shout out to my buddy Rick. He was the scissor lift chauffeur. This was my first time doing this, and of course there is a story. . . 

You see I am a rather determined person, and I decided I wanted a high overall angle of this construction sight. This led to me eventually climbing all over the John Henry Rock Drills left in the lot. I believe Rick saw the struggle. He came over and nonchalantly asked if I wanted a better angle. Cautiously I said yes wondering what event was about to happen. Rick turned around and walked into the shop. I just kept shooting, and about ten minutes later I saw a blue scissor lift emerging out of the shadows. My eyes nearly popped out of my head as Rick yelled and asked where I wanted it. I pointed and met him there. He opened the gate and let me climb up. Then he started the scissor lift. As it kept rising I kept thinking, "This must be as far as it can go!". I was wrong. We kept climbing and climbing until finally we were taller than the building! After the initial shock it was a rather enjoyable scissor lift ride. 

It was such a pleasure, learning about these magnificent,man-made marvels. Thank you to all the Jimco guys! I hope everyone enjoyed this series as much as I did. I will talk to you all next week with my new blog addition:) 

 


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Debi Rogers(non-registered)
This has been really interesting. The photographs were wonderful!
Tom(non-registered)
I have to say that this blog is captivating! I NEED MORE!!!!
Essie(non-registered)
This is adorable (ur commentary and stories I mean!)! Love the high up pic!!!
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