By Ted Grussing
… the planet we call home is a work of art, always a work in progress and never finished … how it appears today is not how it looked yesterday nor how it will appear tomorrow … change is the norm … don’t you wonder how it looked before what we now call the Colorado River utilizing the power of erosion and shifting of plates created the Grand Canyon? For whatever reason, mankind wants to maintain the status quo … change is anathema to our minds.
We try to manage forests and restore them to what we think they should be … we create dams to prevent erosion and regulate the flow of water … would we have even permitted the Grand Canyon to form had we been here during the formative years? Probably not, but eventually the natural progression has its way and we are stunned and shocked by what happens … it must be our fault … our leaders and thinkers ascribe the fault to the way we live and decide to control what we can and cannot do because OMG, things are changing and we cannot allow that to happen. Oh well, eventually the forces of nature prevail, and we watch as nature imposes the natural order on the planet and the life forms present thereon.
You are looking at tens of thousands of years of work as the planet evolves … a few roads permit us to get into this beautiful area and in the lower right corner you can see a couple of vehicles amidst the wilderness. I love this perspective and it changes hour by hour throughout the day and it is never the same from one day to the next.
Allow life to happen … enjoy today and love those with whom you share the planet … and smile, you are here today.
Though changed as are my songs from youth,
A voice within my heart still sings,
“Live thou in tenderness and truth,
And love mankind instead of things”.
— 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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