By Ted Grussing
… town in the old west brings us to the delightful town of Jerome up on the side of Mingus Mountain above the towns of Cottonwood and Clarkdale. There are tons of galleries, shops, eating places and salons. I believe about $5 billion dollars’ worth of copper, silver and gold came out of the mountain and remnants of mining activity is on the right side of the photo. The Grand Hotel is upper left side of the town and it has the Asylum Restaurant which is a terrific place to eat … further to the right you can get a haunted burger.
If you have not been to Jerome, make it a point to visit the town. The Artists Co-op is there too and perhaps someday my photographs will hang in there. I was juried in three years ago, but it seems no photographers in there want to leave … maybe a profit center for my estate in the future after I depart this life … mine are better!!! Smiles.
Above the town and left, the highest peak is where Leo and crew were camping out when I took the shot of the brats and corn – nice up there. On the other side of Mingus Mtn, is the Prescott Valley and beyond that the Bradshaw’s. SR 89 runs through Jerome and you can see where it ascends the mountain above and on the right side of the image. So if you are looking for a fun place to spend a day, this is for you. If you do go up there and stop in the Artists Co-op tell them they need my photos in there … not … the people who work in there are the artists and maybe the person you would want me to replace. Bad idea!
Got the oil in Mariah’s engine changed today, new oil filter too and a new wire for the oil pressure sender; ran the engine for a bit, good readings on the OP and no oil leaks … always a good thing. Plan is to head up to the airport early in the morning and go play in the sky. I haven’t been down in the Bradshaw Mountains for a while so that is a possibility. Listening to Everything But The Girl, again tonight; if you haven’t listened to them before you should give it a try … music you never get tired of. Ditto Anthony Mazzella who is playing at Sound Bites tonight, so good food and good music and think I will be there,
Time to wrap the day … have a truly nice day and when you wake up and find that you are still here, let a smile grow on your face … then get thee to the espresso!
Sleep sweetly now that the gates of the crimson night are closed,
and leave tomorrow’s struggle for tomorrow;
The earth is peaceful, only the stars and still moon are abroad, and they wage no war.
— 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.
More about Ted Grussing …