… one of the most remarkable features of our little planet is the Grand Canyon … erosion, faulting and other natural processes have shaped this wonderful part of earth over millions of years. I wonder what it was like when the erosion first began … perhaps just a shallow creek running over the surface? I’m glad that humans were not here at the time because we may have decided that it was not wise to let vast areas of earth be ravaged by the erosion that was taking place … a call to arms to save the planet from permanent loss. Yet here we are and viewing the remarkable scene of what natural processes have caused over the millennia and all is well.
The photograph above is of the Confluence, where the Little Colorado River and the Colorado river come together. The turquoise water in the Little Colorado River is from highly mineralized water entering the river about 12 miles upstream from the Confluence … the overlook in the upper left portion of the image is Cape Solitude and is accessible. This was published in Arizona Highways around ten years ago and remains one of my favorites.
Below is a photo I captured of a Peregrine Falcon leaving his perch to buzz a seagull on the water below and try to frighten it into flight where it would become an easy target for this speedster … the fastest living creature on our little planet … over 100 mph in level flight and 240 mph in a dive.
I have been doing a lot of work this past week on the website store and it now has about 30 products available for purchase … just using the best of the best and will be adding new items daily. The store is a secure site.
A wintry week lies ahead so no trips to the lake … more work on the catalog and the online portfolio … have a beautiful day … we are here, enjoying life on a planet we have absolutely no control over and it is good!
Never in the wild witchery of dream have I seen
a world comparable to this;
What more revelation does the world demand? Here
is revelation upon revelation!
The book of day and the book of night burst with
wonder, testifying that there is more in the world than
we, and that we shall yet be other than we are.
O that I could sing a song that would soften the heart of the world!
excerpts from Lamentations by 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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