By Ted Grussing
Today was a very fun day starting at the airport restaurant for ice tea (coffee machine was broken) with Rich and Brian before they headed out for Fresno. Got a couple hundred photos of them taking off and doing a low pass down the runway and they turned out well. Then a little work on my ship and home for some photo work and outing with One. Back to the airport at 2P for a photo shoot of an incredibly beautiful Beech Baron … another 350 shots. Didn’t realize it, but One hitched a ride up to the airport with me and when we were all congratulating ourselves on a job well done she snuck into the Baron, closed it up, cranked the engines and headed down the runway before we realized what had happened.
I did get a shot of her though and as busy as she was with takeoff, she did glance over at me before she rotated … haven’t heard from her yet so no idea where she went … if you see her fueling up somewhere please let her know that there is some great salmon waiting for her if she comes back … and I’ll be off the hook for a very expensive remodeled twin!!! She seemed to heading towards Las Vegas, Nevada.
A photo tip for you if you find yourself shooting prop planes … keep the shutter speed low, usually anything under 1/320th of a second works well as blurred propellers look better than props stopped by high shutter speeds.
After the shoot this afternoon I stopped at Basha’s to pick up a few things … couldn’t resist getting two apple fritters, but when I got home I discovered they hadn’t packed them. So what to do? $3.00 worth of gas to retrieve $1.50 worth of fritters … it was 6P by the time I got back there … they couldn’t find the apple fritters, but late in the day they mark stuff down so I got six fritters for another 50 cents, huge smiles … not only that, but the late hour was an excuse to stop at Wildflower bakery and pick up a Reuben sandwich and a large sugar free vanilla latte … think they only put two shots of espresso in them, but I had already had 10 shots in the morning.
Been fun working on photos tonight listening to Neil Sedaka and Phil Collins … brings back a lot of good memories and they made good music.
Wrapping a little early as I have a lot of images to go through and process later today … airplane stuff though so it will be fun.
Have a beautiful day … keep breathing and enjoying each moment you live … your family and friends will appreciate that.
Love men and truth, and poverty most like will dine with you,
But peace will feed your soul.
— 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.