By Ted Grussing
… this drake Canvas Back is dragging his feet through the water as he rotates them forward to act as his landing gear, in his case like shoe skis in water skiing. While less than a perfect landing (makes all pilots feel better methinks) it worked and he survived to fly another day … almost like landing and realizing you forgot to put the landing gear down and catching it before you leave a streak of fiber glass down the middle of the runway.
Mostly I am using a 1920 x 1080 crop on the evening photos now as that is the format used for HD video and I need to build up a collection of images with this format. Print photos will remain the 2 x 3 format, i.e. 12 x 18, 16 x 24, 20 x 30 and so forth. This is the native format for full frame sensors in digital cameras so it makes sense, but video has its own rules and so for digital images this works for me. Learning curve on Premier Pro remains steep, but at least I am beginning to understand what I am doing … just kinda clunky working in it, but better than last week. I really wish there was a way for instant knowledge, but like everything else in life, there is no free lunch and that which you work for is the only legitimate way to get it.
A fun day and extended lunch with a friend at the Hilton as we waited and waited for the storm to abate … a dessert helped while the time away and it was a beautiful storm.
Have a beautiful day, stay dry and keep breathing … smile, life is terrific!
Learn the music of a summer night by the restless wave of the sea, or surrender to the sunlight of an open country where the illimitable sky at last meets to kiss the sweet, green earth, and stay till the crimson shafts burn the western world.
And something will rise in you that is not connected with the tiring routine of your trade – something strange and calm.
— 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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