… I got home from the presentation I did at the Sedona Gem & Mineral Club tonight and started going through my old folders with soaring and related shots … before I realized it, it was 1:45A and a little late to choose some other shots, so here goes.
The photo above is of AZ2 ridge soaring in the east California Sierra in the Bristlecone Pines Park… it is piloted by my friend Paul R who bought AZ2 from me. The Bristlecone Pines are among the oldest living species on earth …. some of them are over 4,800 years old and still growing. Anyhow it is neat to see a shot of her in flight, even if I was not in the cockpit. Nice shot Paul!
The shot first below is a photo my friend Stu G took of me landing at Sedona Airport … again nice to see it from the outside in flight and this time with me on the stick. In this shot it is in 15-meter wing configuration … about a 44/1 glide ratio.
The last shot is at last light down at Sampley Field in Aguila … it had been a great day for soaring and now a time for rest. This was during the period when Corky and I had a custom motorhome that she could function in … standard ones are not set up for the handicapped, but this one was perfect for Corky … she had a nice day in air-conditioned comfort whilst I explored the sky.
Back tomorrow night/morning … keep breathing and enjoy the day you find yourself in.
I bring but this one common thought
My life has wrought;
That from the dregs of drear despair
There is a joy I yet may sip—
With all mankind, the high and low
excerpt from I Know by Max Ehrmann
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In addition to sales of photographs already taken Ted does special shoots for patrons on request and also does air-to-air photography for those who want photographs of their airplanes in flight. All special photographic sessions are billed on an hourly basis.
Ted also does one-on-one workshops for those interested in learning the techniques he uses. By special arrangement Ted will do one-on-one aerial photography workshops which will include actual photo sessions in the air.
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