Our area of Saskatchewan is second only to our neighbour Alberta in Canadian oil production.

Oil has become a hot topic politically. The purpose of this post isn’t to start any such discussion.

It’s rather to show a typical landscape in my part of the country. We’re situated in the oil patch and that’s a fact, so why not photograph it?

To me, these pumpjacks are powerful machines that tell a powerful story.

“The first pumpjack structure was installed at an oilfield near Hull, Texas. Since then, it has become something of an unwitting icon of the oilfield landscape, especially in America where it is a common sight in oil-rich States. But despite its well-known presence, or perhaps even because of it, the pumpjack is bestowed a different name from person to person – each as interesting and entertaining as the next.”

Petro Online