By Ted Grussing
… I accepted a friends invitation to head down to the Red Rock Crossing area to shoot wildflowers this morning … it was a reasonable hike to an area there were still a few wildflowers scattered here and there. I honestly did not know why I had decided to get up so early to shoot a few little flowers … then I was struck by the absolute beauty of the area, the dearth of people and the quietude. I saw a few Arizona Evening Primrose flowers hiding in s patch of foxtail, so I sat down in the patch and began examining the few little blooms that were there … I heard a slight noise above that sounded familiar and there was Mariah flying low overhead as Ed began the flight to Nogales and Mariah’s new home field … and there I was sitting in a field of weeds with a few tiny blooms in front of me.It seemed oddly familiar and good … my purpose in photography is to discover beauty that is seldom seen and to share it with others.
I seriously doubt if another human being has laid eyes on these flowers and they will likely be gone before anyone sees them again. I doubt if I could find them again either. So there was a challenge … how do I capture an image of the blooms that will make them special super blooms and create a work of art that will be appreciated and remembered? So, sitting cross legged in this patch of foxtail, I began taking pictures … shooting in complete manual mode, changing settings and checking the results until I began getting images that I liked and then I shot more and more … over 200 hundred shots of the three blooms. I changed my angle and took this shot as a straight profile and like the results … so as Mariah winged her way to southern Arizona, I sat and shot this tiny bloom … new adventuress and new subjects are before me and I am grateful to again be on the ground looking for beauty where it is not found in abundance, Talk about blessed!
Have a beautiful day and continue your quest for finding beauty in your life and everyone and everything that surrounds you.
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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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