By Ted Grussing
… a fabulous song I am listening too and a photo I took just before I cranked and banked heading back into the mountain to run just above the ridgeline from Agassiz Peak on the far right to and past Humphreys Peak the left snow peak; the winds at the peak were in the neighborhood of 20kts and pretty much perpendicular to the peaks so there was good ridge lift as I ran the ridgeline. Snow Bowl Ski Area is just in front of the wings … so a minute or so after I took this shot I was running the ridge … funner things do not exist! Love the reflections of the peaks on the wing. I ran the ridge three times and then headed home as I wanted to get Mariah put away before dark.
This is kind of a neat photo in that you get to see some peaks you likely will not see from the ground. From right to left you have Agassiz Peak – 12,356’, Humphreys Peak – 12,633’, Aubineau Peak – 11,838’, and Rees Peak – 11,474’. Above the ridge on the right side of the image and some miles to the ENE of the SF Peaks is O’Leary Peak at 8,919’. You can also see the NW portion of the Painted Desert above the peaks and additional numbered, but unnamed volcanic cones to the left of the peaks looking towards the Grand Canyon.
Now we’re into the weekend … have a great one and back Monday.
Smile … life is terrific and while you have it, live it and share your joy with others.
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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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.