By Ted Grussing
… it happens every once in a while, and this time I was on the road from Cameron to Desert View at the Grand Canyon … it looks so much more serene from the ground … from above the entire landscape appears to be rendered and in fact it is. This is a shot from the road of the Little Colorado Canyon; it urns to the right and then to the left heading to the edge on the left just above the center of the image. The LC canyon is only a couple of hundred feet deep at Cameron, but by the time it reaches the Colorado River some thirty+ miles downriver, the canyon reaches a depth of approximately four thousand feet.
About twelve miles upstream from the Confluence of the two rivers, Blue Springs feeds two hundred cubic feet of a highly mineralized water into the Little Colorado River, and when conditions are right (no river flow at Cameron) it turns the water a very bright turquoise color. Where the rivers converge is the end of Marble Canyon and the beginning of the Grand Canyon. The air quality was pretty hazy the day I took this shot.
A very productive day and only fourteen more images to process for the book, then the placement and writing of the copy for each photograph. Ran into a streak a couple of hours ago when I opened ten photos in a row, worked them and did not like the outcome so deleted them … felt good!
Another nice day is underway and time for some rest before resuming it … espresso shall fuel the morning hours. Have a beautiful day and keep breathing, the day goes so much more smoothly when you do.
Smile, life is good!
Whatever else you do or forbear;
Impose upon yourself the task of happiness;
And now and then abandon yourself
To the joy of laughter.
— 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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Nice shot Ted!