By Ted Grussing
… I found this photo tucked away in a folder of wildlife shots taken on Watkins lake in Prescott … well, it didn’t quite look like this, but it is/was a shot of flowers growing in the shallow waters with beautiful lavender flowers on the top of the stems. I spent several hours looking at the photo over the last four days knowing that I wanted to use it, but not sure what to do with it … perhaps a composite? Straight photograph? Perhaps straight photograph with a few special effects? Nope, it is time for another unleashed image where I start with a photograph and let my mind go wild. A few special effects, blending modes and more … the result? I like it and hope you do too. This image is dedicated to my dear friend Dick … pick those pencils up again, Dick, or a Wacom pen on a large tablet!
A wonderful week coming up … some flying … some boating … some gem cutting … some time with friends and a lot of photography. Open your mind to the beauty and possibilities that surround you and you will smile … and so will those are close to you. Smiles are infectious and any alleged cure should be avoided.
Still breathing … cheers
Give me a few friends who will love me for what I am;
and keep ever burning before my vagrant steps the kindly light of hope.
And though age and infirmity overtake me, and I come not within
sight of the castle of my dreams, teach me still to be thankful for life;
and for time’s olden memories that are good and sweet; and may
the evenings twilight find me gentle still.
— Max Ehrmann
The easiest way to reach Mr. Grussing is by email: email@example.com
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.