By Ted Grussing
… it was a beautiful fall morning and the balloons were in the air over West Sedona and a gorgeous morning to be in the air. There were actually five balloons in the air, but a crop got rid of two of them. On the right portion of the image is Thunder Mountain and on the left an unnamed one, above it is Chimney Rock and above and to the left of it is the Cockscomb. The flat top mountain behind these is Black Mountain and between the right side of it and Thunder Mountain you can see red rocks on the far side of Sycamore Canyon and you’re looking through the gap between Black Mountain and Casner Mountain which is on the very right side of the image on the horizon.
The red rocks on the far side of Sycamore Canyon are about 22 miles from where this photo was taken. Behind Black Mountain on roughly a straight line and about 35 miles out is Perkinsville, where the Verde Canyon Railroad takes you …. About a two hour ride through the Verde River Canyon from Clarksdale; it is a fun way to spend a day. On the far horizon on the left are a portion of the Bradshaw Mountains and the source for the Verde River. Corky and I flew up there one fine Sunday morning just for the fun of it and it looks very nice up there.
— 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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