By Ted Grussing
… and that sums up the temperature this morning; about 34F when we took off this morning and 30F by the time we made it to 7500’, but as long as we had the sun coming into the cockpit it was quite pleasant. We didn’t have a lot of time this morning so I took these shots of the peaks from just inside the Verde Valley, looking up over the plateau. I was somewhere between Casner Mountain and Long Canyon when I took this shot looking up over the plateau, more or less to the NNE. On the left horizon is Kendrick Peak, then the San Francisco Peaks and finally on the right Mt. Elden. Beyond the face of the plateau and up a ways you can see the northerly walls of West Fork of Oak Creek Canyon.
A delightful lunch at Mesa Grill at the airport, and then my friends headed back to California and me to the ponds to get some waterfowl shooting … home to One and a short hunt with her as she does not like the cold very much … a sandwich with prime filet of beef for dinner and a slice of flourless chocolate cake for dessert. Yum.
Quick wrap, some sleep and start the day with some espresso. Quiet day planned, but who knows?
Enjoy your day and share a smile with those you meet and greet.
The green of all the fields is mine, the stars, the night, the wind at play,
A peaceful heart, while quietly
I go my way
— 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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