By Ted Grussing
… shooting …. and breathing! On the way home from Cottonwood after seeng the doc this afternoon I decided to stop at the ponds and take a walk around the area. On the way back to and just a hundred feet from the car, I glanced over to my right and saw one of the most beautiful blue herons I have ever seen. Her color and markings are superb. I got a series of twenty four shots of her at rest and then the takeoff sequence of which this is the third one. Two talons on her left leg are beginning to leave the plastic tarp used to line the pond she was hunting and the others had already cleared. Flight had just begun. She is a remarkable creature and I had put the Nikon D850 with Nikkor 200-500 mm lens in the car. Shot data f/5.6, 1/2500th second, ISO 250, at 300mm.
A friend of mine recently bought a powered paraglider. He is having a blast, it looks like a blast … thinking.
Need some sleep … have a beautiful day and even if you had the best day of your life today, tomorrow might be better! Another great reason to keep breathing, and make good choices.
The green of all the fields is mine, the stars, the night, the wind at play,
A peaceful heart, while quietly
I go my way
— Max Ehrmann
The easiest way to reach Mr. Grussing is by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.