By Ted Grussing
… to low valleys, lakes, canyons and rolling downhill we have smoke spreading across the landscape. Aside from the health implications it does have an otherworldly beauty to it. This was my early morning flight north last Friday and smoke has filled the depressions of Upper and Lower Lake Mary in this shot. Origin of the smoke is the Museum Fire which appeared to be greatly reduced when I flew over it. Smoke is rather like adding a dye to a vessel of water, it spreads out everywhere.
I took this shot from 12,760’ on my way to 15,620’ when I overflew the fire and peaks. You can also see other lakes further out beyond Upper Lake Mary and the rays of sun slicing through the clouds and smoke all across the image. On the left edge about 25% of the way up from the bottom is Marshall Lake and to the right of that I think, is the Anderson Bluff campus of Lowell Observatory.
We’ve begun another day and another week … how great is that, and we are here to enjoy the day and all that life has to offer. Share a smile and live the day in a manner that at the end of the day you are glad to be here and others are too.
Keep breathing and smile.
And in this journey over a thousand hills and valleys called life, he is wisest who
is patient where the way is hard, has faith when he does not understand, and carries
into the dark places the light of a cheerful heart.
— 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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