I recently did an industrial photography shoot for Minnesota Limited, based out of Big Lake, Minnesota. The shoots were at two of their oil facilities near Chicago in Pontiac and Sandwich. Now I typically really enjoy industrial shoots, but this one was a bit challenging. Not only was it around 90°, but I had to wear a fire retardant jumpsuit over jeans and a long sleeved shirt, steel toed boots, a hard hat and safety glasses. And the boots were brand new so I had blisters within a couple of hours and had to finish the day, then come back and do it all over again the next! So needless to say I was relieved when this one was over! And we were supposed to do it again at one of their projects near Pittsburgh, but the Keystone pipeline was shutdown two days after I returned and that had a chain effect on projects throughout the country, so that one has been postponed indefinitely. Anyway, the people who work on these pipelines and related facilities are some damn hard workers! I’m not sure I could handle it. I hope they are paid really well for what they do. Here are a few highlights from the shoot.