By Ted Grussing
… into your home in the morning relieves the chill from the night before … and so it was for the early settlors of the Verde Valley who chose to build their homes into the side of the cliff facing east over Montezuma’s Well to the east of I-17 near Rimrock, AZ. You can almost see the people coming out in the morning, basking in the sun and perhaps the smoke coming up from fires used for cooking … about fifty feet below is water of the well which flows up from below … about 1.5 million gallons a day at a nice 74 degrees F which also had to help moderate the temperatures in the winter when temperatures can drop into the 20’s and summer when it can hit the low 100’s.
If you have never visited the Well, you should, the history of the Sinagua people and others who lived here more than a thousand years ago is well worth learning … history is best learned, as if you do not know where you have come from, how can you know where you are? Or where you are going?
But from the brooding beauty of the night, and daily dancing shafts of golden sun …
The mystery and wonder of the world … that play the soundless music of the soul
And fill the heart with memory’s olden dreams … From these will come at last your faith in God.
— Max Ehrmann
The easiest way to reach Mr. Grussing is by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.