By Ted Grussing
… this hen Canvasback made tracks when I came up the slight hill at the end of the ponds and she saw me. This was the next to the last step before she went airborne and headed for parts unknown, but anywhere except where I was. Most of the ducks wintering down here are very used to humans and know that in this place and this time they will not be shot at and thus slowly swim away instead of fly.
Against my rules to try and scare them into flight so I can get a shot; every creature needs to know that there is a time and a place where they are safe and have sanctuary. This is their place and their time and I will take what they give me … today, this is the only one I got out of ten shots as I did not track her very well.
Had a fun visit with a friend I have not seen for a while and conversation ranged from Limbo to Purgatory and other real estate in cemeteries … actually a light conversation about human nature and the attempt to control the ultimate outcomes for some who we do not know and some we do … the Blues and Mariah the name for my copilot seems better than TBA. One of the funnest days in a long time. Following this nice interlude I picked the Van up from the Anderson family (Anderson Automotive) and headed down to the ponds for a walk and this shot; thence home and got the computer pretty well finished now with all four monitors setup and doing what I want. This really a kick and have two monitors dedicated only for photo editing and the program. Way cool!!!
Friends over tomorrow and hopefully a resumption of writing and photo sorting. Sticking with Max’s quote again tonight that I shall not reform myself today … it can wait for a rainy day and that is not a foreseeable event in our area anytime soon … so I shall continue to enjoy the day as I see fit. Enjoy your day too and enjoy your life each day because the moment is all you have and no promise or guarantee for another. Smile and as Michael Franti and Spearhead are currently singing, “Say Hey”
I’ll not bother to reform myself today.
Perhaps tomorrow — if it is raining,
and I must stay indoors, and meditate
on the shortcomings of life.
— 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.