By Ted Grussing
… within beautiful landscape and other images there is always the potential for pulling out some textures and background material … and sometimes it is just cool in its own right. Most of the shooting I did at Grand Falls was of the landscape genre with a 24-70mm lens, but I also brought a 400mm prime lens along just for the fun of it and I got a hundred or so shots with it shooting various portions of the falls, rocks and other features of the area. I took this shot of the water/mud in the middle falls and love the energy it imparts. Lots of opportunities to use it as a base image for compositing too … I can see One peering out through the gaps in the water as it tumbles down … maybe a galaxy too. And if you study the image you will find faces, animals and more.
I had the most impressive meal I have had in a long time today. Even with GPS I had a tough time finding it as the signage is terrible and it is not obvious where you are going in order to get there. I hope it stays that way too as seating is limited and even though we got there early it was filling up fast and all seats were taken by noon. The establishment is the Café Daily Fare, in Flagstaff, off of US 66 and up and behind Babbitt Ford. The owners have a first class catering business and opened the café for lunch only … closes at 4PM. The menu is varied and excellent; I had a Brazilian Sea Food Stew, and it exceeded all expectations … so good that I bought a second order of it as take out and it will be my dinner tomorrow night. The only negative is that I will be commuting to Flagstaff more frequently so I can eat there. Check their website out at: http://simplydeliciousflagstaff.com/dailyfare/index.html
This it for the week, have a great rest of the week and weekend. Smile, share your joy and keep breathing …
Though I know I shall sometime no more open my eyes to the night or the day.
I am one who looks at the stars when unchained from the workbench at nightfall.
They are a sign I am not ephemeral, nor you, nor you, whoever you are.
The dawn comes and the dark and the sign sparkling in the brooding night,
forever and forever.
— 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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