By Ted Grussing
… remember those days when after church on Sunday there would be the pot roasts, mashed potatoes (real ones), gravy, vegetables and a nice pie (alamode) for desert and then after sleeping off the overly full belly (the men … women had to clean up the mess) everyone would pile in the car and go for a Sunday afternoon drive. Frequently we would go out to the Narrows at Lake Minnetonka and do some fishing and hope the fish didn’t bite (gotta clean them and eat them).
Here is another Sunday dinner I witnessed today, with a Zone Tail Hawk that had just plucked a songbird out of a tree and you can see a green leaf (main course and a salad) that he got when he dove into the tree and nailed his Sunday dinner (literally … talons about an inch and a half long). It was an amazing day and I got some of the best shots ever of the Zone Tail and Red Tail Hawks and also best ever of a Red Wing Blackbird … and a string of shots of One charging at me at ground level. We had some nice time on the grass in the shade today and she did several attacks which I captured too. Fun to have those days that are just neat … just like listening to Sinatra singing …
Starting to get the hang of Adobe Premier Pro and looking forward to getting my first simple efforts completed. Lots of time on tutorials and mostly it is getting used to a new interface and tools … four primary panes, but the shortcuts for toggling full screen and back and the editing tools are very cool and has a certain “Adobe” feel to it although this is for video production. In addition to the GoPro camera I am going to start carrying the 6D with the nifty fifty lens and shoot video clips with it when I’m flying … along with the 5DsR and a 1DX – not bad, carrying four cameras on my flights now, up from two or three.
Still more than 250 emails to reply too … your patience is appreciated … making progress!
Into the new week and hope it proves to be a joyful one for you … and those you know. Smile and share your joy.
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
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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