By Ted Grussing
… those days when things are going good, but still it doesn’t seem that way. Eric and I headed out to Watson Lake this afternoon and I think the high was around 43F and a pretty good breeze on the lake. The water is very low, but the launch on the improved ramp went without an issue. We decided to do all electric today primarily because of the low water level and number of rocks just inches below the surface. For whatever reason the waterfowl spooked early and it was tough to get anywhere close to them and the wind when I was trying to maneuver close to the rocks to get shots of herons and such led to verbal attempts to warm the atmospheric temperature as steerage with the electric motor on a low setting and the wind was very difficult and I missed shot after shot trying to stay off rocks, grab a camera and shoot a departing bird … something better will be devised.
I got this shot of an American Merganser and it was one of many good shots. We got off the lake at sunset and home well after dark, cold …. Brrr!
Cold and snowy on New Years Eve, so it will be an indoor day working on photos and closing out projects for the year. Methinks a very good year is coming up in 2019.
Back later tonight, first some rest, then espresso and the day to be lived. Currently brewing Pure Kona espresso over a small scoop of vanilla ice cream in the cup … talk about an unbelievable treat!!!
Have a beautiful day … do not make any resolutions … prepare to live the best year ever … you are still here, how can it get any better than that?
I sat with the stars on the hill of life
And looked at the world below.
I ran with the winds where winds begin
And followed them where they blow
— 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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