Dave 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..