By Ted Grussing
… whether human or critter, pecking orders are established and the strongest/smartest prevails … survival is at the very essence and nature of every living thing and food is necessary for survival … so even though the food at this lake is sold to feed the Koi in the lake, other creatures learn that where the Koi are fed is also an excellent place to dine for themselves. Here we have a duck of unknown or ascertainable heritage, taking the food right out of the mouth of a Koi fish. The duck is up the food chain and has become adept at surviving … the Koi does not exactly look underfed and perhaps our waterfowl friend is helping the Koi keep a new year’s resolution to go on a diet :+)
Spent the afternoon at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Phoenix with friends and got quite a few neat shots. Snowing when I left Sedona and a day of rain coming up again tomorrow and Tuesday too. First sunny day this week the plan will be to go north and shoot the peaks and SF Volcanic Field … the Little Colorado River should be raging and thus Grand Falls should be spectacular too.
More online course work and audible books. I’ve pretty much given up watching movies and such on Amazon Fire and dropped Netflix too. The thing about reading books or listening to them, is that you get to create your own world where the story plays out and create your own imagery for what people look like … it forces the mind to work, and I like that. Dropped cable more than three years ago … the television set still works as a good monitor for web browsing, displaying photos and such though. Change … the one constant in life!
Have a beautiful week, smile and share your joy … good things happen and besides, no one wants to be around a grump.
I bring but this one common thought, my life has wrought;
That from the dregs of drear despair, still everywhere
There is a joy I yet may sip – Tis comradeship
With all mankind, the high and low
— 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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