Ignition Switch #5

I was fascinated by the weird shapes of these oil drill bits I saw discarded at the site of an onshore oil well in Northern Scotland.  They remind me of alien seed pods from a sci-fi film!   The drill bits were originally diamond tipped and cost thousands of pounds each.  They were quickly worn out by the toughness of the granite.

 

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Original photographs by the author

3 thoughts on “Ignition Switch #5

  1. Fantastic shots. The first one, the shape and colors, just like the tentacles of an octopus when you pull them from the crevices with a large hook and they curl up. You used to be able to do that anyway. 😃

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