By Ted Grussing
… I took this shot this morning as I was heading out to get some close up shots of Robbers Roost the rock that is in sunshine on the right hand side of the image; there is a cave on the upper right portion of the rock I wanted to get some closeups of and the lighting looked very good out there. I continued my flight along the edge of the rim as I lost altitude and came by RR about a hundred feet above it and a few hundred feet this side of it. I continued at the low altitude and about center of the image I turned right and flew well below the two mountains (Casner on the right and Black Mountain on the left) into Sycamore Canyon; there was some beautiful lighting behind Casner, so once in the canyon I turned right and flew a few miles up the canyon before turning back down the canyon and ultimately shooting the rocks on the left side of the image above center. Above Black Mountain on the left side of the photo is Perkinsville and further out Paulden and the Chino Wash. Following the rim up and to the right will bring you to Ash Fork.
Got some nice shots on Watson Lake on Friday and also tried Willow Lake … Willow is a shallower lake than Watson and the weeds were in full bloom which instantly clogged the electric motor propeller and we used the paddles to get back to the dock and then headed over to Watson … think it will be better in the winter … two guys who were fishing off the dock said that it wasn’t this way earlier in the summer … and then he caught about a two pound largemouth bass which he released … Yay!
THE LIGHT OF A CHEERFUL HEART
I tell you that you and I and the commonest person are all journeying the same way,
hemmed in by the same narrow path, leading to the eternal years.
We pride ourselves over our particular superiority; but really there is little difference
And in this journey over the thousand hills and valleys called life; he is wisest who
Is patient where the way is hard, has faith when he does not understand, and carries
Into the dark places the light of a cheerful heart.
— 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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