… there are few things more pleasing than to be in the air when the air is absolutely crystalline and you can see forever … there is a kind of magical beauty in the twilight created by the USFS when the air is inundated with smoke from prescribed burns … healthy? No! Beautiful? in a strange kinda way.
The photo above was taken from just S of Grand Falls looking towards the WSW. Roden Crater, the art project of James Turrell is in the foreground and above it just under its own special cloud are the San Francisco Peaks, to the left and just peeking up behind a range is Mt. Elden and to the right is O’Leary Peak and further right is Kendrick Peak. As you go N from Flagstaff the ground slopes downward … you are in the San Francisco Volcanic Field and the Painted Desert.
Below is a photo I took from about the mid point in Sycamore Canyon looking towards the N. On the horizon from the left is Sitgreaves Mountain, Kendrick Peak and the San Francisco Peaks. There was a prescribed burn in progress on the plateau and the smoke settled and spread over everything as it flowed into the lower reaches of canyons and valleys … Kind of a mystical beauty … but not the healthiest air to be breathing for any living creature.
Have a beautiful day … keep breathing … keep smiling!
Let me forgive much, forget more;
Let me close my eyes and fall half asleep,
That the pictures may grow softer and stiller,
And the life, O thou God! again grow gentle.
excerpt from I Ponder O’er Love by 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.
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