By Ted Grussing
… it was an absolute blast getting back out on the lake this morning … the launch, getting into the boat and the reverse processes went very well and although there was a dearth of birds that we usually shoot we did get some interesting shots including a herd of Prong Horn Antelope that were getting water and then grazing and playing in a grassy area near the forest. I got this shot of a Canada Goose getting a drink of water … sticking his beak down into the water and then bringing his head up to slide it down … a few droplets of excess water are coming back down.
It was positively beautiful this morning and the water was like glass; a mercury lake as my friend Tore calls it. Beautiful views of the San Francisco Peaks looking to the NW from the lake and life was just perfect. The Osprey, herons and so many others have already left the area, but we did manage to get some neat shots. Lake Mary and Watson Lake water levels are way down due to the lack of precipitation. Next week it will be down to Lake Pleasant and work the shorelines down there on the north end of the lake. Lake Pleasant is not dependent on precipitation to maintain its water level; rather it is a resovoir for water with the Central Arizona Project. For more information on them: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Have a beautiful day … smile when you wake up … what a terrific way to start the day … here and breathing.
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.