Dave Blasfome My Life in Photos Marcellus ShaleDave Blasfome My Life in Photos.  I think it was 5 years back a friend of mine got a security job guarding a Marcellus Shale Drilling Site.  All I knew was that there was a 40 foot tall flame shooting out of the ground and it sounded like it would be something awesome to photograph.  I at the time I had no idea that it was going to turn into such a heated issue.  When I got there and was advised to not let anyone see me and be quick.  I realized I was in the middle of something crazy.  I creeped over a little hill and snapped off three or four pics.  Turns out that The Marcellus Shale Natural Gas drilling becomes one of the most heated environmental debates in the country..