By Ted Grussing
… Just can’t get back into straight photography right now and realized that I had overlooked some shots that were previously ignored. I sometimes wonder where my little feline friend goes when I scour the house looking for her so that I am comfortable leaving the house. You probably know the feeling … you check every room, under all the furniture, hiding places in closets and elsewhere and you just can’t find her! After reviewing this photograph I now understand … she wasn’t here, but flying right seat in a Phenom 100 for a law firm in Oklahoma … I mean there she is gazing down runway 21 and keeping the nose wheel right on centerline … I would expect no less from her. Not sure where she is parking her earnings, but perhaps time for her to chip in for her own food … she loves salmon and that is all she will eat!
Anyhow it is fun to mess around with reality once in a while and two of my favorite subjects are forever blended in this shot.
It is July in Arizona … it is hot! Surface temperature was in the mid 80’s when I took off this morning … mid 90’s when I landed. I did find cool at 12,500’ where it was 65F. What goes up must come down though … killed the engine and had a 22 minute sled ride back to Sedona. Mostly I land engine off and today was no exception … more natural that way.
Have a beautiful day … my plan is to enjoy the great indoors and do some gem cutting. I’ll take a photo of one I finish tomorrow and send it out tomorrow evening.
Keep breathing … keep smiling!
For was this right that I should eat and live by that another through his toil had earned?
But one good hope then fed my hungry soul:
That I should live by what my hands could do.
— 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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