By Ted Grussing
… I flew this morning and I flew again late this afternoon and in between the two flights I took One for a ride acclimating her for the long trip this fall and then an outing in the back of the house so that she could hone her predatory skills. Whilst out in back watching her hunt, a male House Finch settled on a yucca plant and just as I got the camera up and starting squeezing a shot he took to the air displaying his prowess in initiating flight. This was the only shot I got of him and even though I got some very beautiful shots of the red rocks in last light, nothing compares with the beauty of flight … he cranked and banked and I emulated it on my early evening flight a few hours later … think I’ll do it again on my flight a little later this morning too :+) talk about flaperons … wowzah!
Got some great video today too including the first landing which I greased … I did the second time too, but the GoPro ran out of battery at about 50’ off the runway. Charging it now and will capture it again in the morning. Hopefully I will get it edited sometime tomorrow and will put it up on the website. Also got some Chrysacolla cut today, nice gemmy translucent robin egg blue material.
Time to grab a few hours’ sleep before the cycle begins again; espresso, exercises and off to the airport. Have a beautiful day as we start the week and pay attention to all the wonderful critters we share the planet with … there are lessons to be learned … keep breathing and smiling too, we need more of that.
A bird flies through the sky, and I fly with it. I am each pearl of moisture sparkling in the sun.
I lie lazy on the clouds. And I acknowledge my kinship with each winged thing.
I see all as one, and nothing repels me, as this new day climbs noiselessly out of the valley of the night.
Peace lies over the world and over the world of my soul.
— 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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