By Ted Grussing
This is a cinder hill several miles south of Sunset Crater and as you look closely at it you can see that it is covered with tire grooves from off road vehicles; in a way it adds to the beauty from the air and gives texture and highlights to this small cinder hill in the SF volcanic field. If they banned traffic in the area it would likely take decades to hundreds of years to recover and become a naturally featured landscape again … it is good that they restricted the access to Sunset Crater in 1973 to prevent erosion like this from progressing and it is pretty well healed now. So this a combination of natural and manmade art … hope you enjoy it.
Fun day and tomorrow a busy one getting ready for the trip to Half Moon Bay and Christmas with my daughters and their families. Had lunch with friends from California today and then a totally relaxing afternoon at home … like a nap whilst listening to the rain … love it.
A wrap for the day and hope you enjoyed the day too. So many blessings come our way each day … friends, family and we get to enjoy the beauty of this tiny planet we call home. Keep breathing and share your joy.
For a few hours here in the still morning I wash myself clean of civilization, and purge myself of things and the accumulated rubbish of time.
I push back history, dismiss interpreters, and stand erect before the dawn, looking the universe in the face, and asking my own questions.
Tomorrow I shall return to the human wheels; but now I defy the world of customs and laws, of sophistry and serfdom; and I yield myself childlike
to the light and the air and the sweet scented dew.
— 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.
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