By Ted Grussing
… the last few days have been filled with so many joys and new experiences that it will take me a while to fully absorb…everything from the delicate balance of the San Francisco Bay, salinity of the water and impact on everything else (thank you Chris and Carol) check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Army_Corps_of_Engineers_Bay_Model and http://bay.org for more on the Bay Model and more.
After we left the Bay Model in Sausalito and a nice lunch on the water we visited the place where a wooden tall ship is under construction, check it out at: . They began construction about six months ago and the keel has been laid and for a modest donation you can walk around in there and the guys working on it take the time to talk to you … very cool!
This was just the first day … then there are the Humpback Whales making the migration off shore, the magic of the ocean, the hills and the marine layer. Walks along the beach, a birthday party for Annika, now twelve years old, lunch and decadent ice cream in Walnut Creek, church at the Mariners Church and a trip to Filoli Gardens and all the beauty to be found there.. And there were all the wonderful people I met on the trip … life is good … very good! A very packed three days and it is good to be home … One is happy too … she had it very good whilst I was gone though.
The moon is currently being covered with earth’s shadow a reminder of the vastness of space and our tiny place in the overall scheme of things. It is a beautiful orange color and I know a number of my friends are out in black sky places shooting it, I just sat for a while and enjoyed the beauty of it and will also enjoy the images my friends capture. I took this image along the beach in Half Moon Bay late afternoon of the beach, cliffs and the fabulous Ritz Carlton at Half Moon. I love the ocean and the walks along the beach, the time at sea … :+)
Let that soft warm feeling bubble up inside you and smile ….
At nightfall…though I know I shall sometime no more
Open my eyes to the light or day, I am one who looks at stars when
Unchained from the work-bench at Nightfall.
They are a sign that I am not ephemeral,
Not you, nor you, whoever you are.
The dawn comes and the dark and the sign sparkling in the brooding night,
Forever and forever.
— 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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