This time last year I was taking pictures in the freezing cold of the Oklahoma panhandle near Guymon. I was working on a project for Tri-County Electric Coop in Hooker, Oklahoma. Each morning I got up well before daylight and went on location around their service area and grabbed some photos of the sunrise, then spent the day around their offices grabbing some photos, then back out at sunset to capture some evening photos. Some of the photos included lineman, some didn’t. Here are a few pictures from that assignment. These were all shot with my Nikon D3s using a variety of lenses. Temperatures were typically below freezing so I had to keep my cameras inside my room at night, but then have to be careful with lens fogging when out taking photos. To help with this I would let the camera cool a bit in the back of my FJ Cruiser while on the way to the location, while keeping my battery warm in the front.
About James Pratt
I am an Oklahoma based writer, commercial photographer, editorial photographer and adventurer based in Oklahoma City. I love telling stories about people. A motorcycle is my preferred means of travel, and I have over 5,000 hours piloting small airplanes. My editorial photography has been published in hundreds of magazines and my commercial photography has been used by dozens of companies worldwide.