By Ted Grussing
… I’m almost a little embarrassed with a title like this, but with image selections like I have tonight, it struck me as a little funny and so the loopy loony caption.
It took me a little while to figure out where I was in the aerial shot as it is not an airscape I normally would shoot and in fact I like it a lot. I am near SR89A south of the Lower Loop Road and looking towards the ENE. The road running along the bottom of the image from the lower left corner and upwards and to the right is the Lower Loop Road and the community at the very bottom of the photo is Elmersville. Oak Creek meanders through he photo roughly on a diagonal from mid to upper left to lower right. Through the gap upper right quadrant is the Village of Oak Creek and you can see both golf courses. The right side of the image is dominated by House Mountain, that big beautiful shield volcano from about 13 million years ago and which was once a part of the rim … the rim has receded about four miles over time.
The clouds were magnificent and gave me ample reason to fly the cloud canyons. Then there is the loon I found on Lake Pleasant this year. Nothing quite like being eye level with these beautiful creatures and he is in full breeding plumage. Planning on heading down to the lake again this Friday … early before the heat hits full strength. It has been about six weeks since I have been down there and looking forward to it … in the meantime there is the carpet cleaning now in progress … I enjoy doing the cleaning because you get immediate feedback on a job well done.
Into the new week and it shall be a good one … plans to make, friends to see and life to be lived. Smile, keep breathing and share the joy in your life with others.
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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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