… in a sense, today was terrific because I got so much done … I was working with beautiful photographs and that is a pleasure, but the day was spent going through folders deleting photographs and that is not so much fun … more like unpleasant work! This is the second time through these folders, the first time is after the shoot and typically 85% end up in the bit bucket and on the second time about 65% of the remaining ones are being deleted and for the most part they are good enough to be published, but there are those that are a little better and that is the hard choice … they still only have about two or three seconds to talk to me and make the case that they should stay before I delete and move on to the next one. Over 150 GB gone today!
More of the same tomorrow, but a break to have lunch with longtime friends … and to finish up a superb 35 to 40 carat gem silica (gem quality of chrysacolla), it is an oval approximately 30mm x 18mm x 8mm and an incredible translucent robin egg blue color … that will bring a smile to my face any day of the week … I’ll send a photo of it out tomorrow evening. For a special friend 🙂
The photo above is a rock wren coming in for a landing on a tree branch poking up out of the water down at lake Pleasant … the water level is down about six feet from a few weeks ago as the stored water is released for agricultural purposes (80+%) and over the next eight weeks it will go down another 25 feet or so … a totally new lake again and trees and islands will once again appear … and I will find the ones almost at the surface with my hull as I get used to the changes again.
Below is a butter fly coming in for a landing and a snack … they play a very important roll in life as well as being beautiful. Not sure what it is, but I took this shot down at the lake also. Kinda looks like a monarch, but not certain … a lot of life is like that … uncertain, that is, all we have is now and no promise for more … is there a better reason to smile and treat others well? With only this moment, we make choices that will shape us over time if we are so lucky as to have it.
Have an absolutely beautiful day, keep breathing and smiling … we are alive!
A bird flies through the sky, and I fly with it. I am in
each pearl of moisture sparkling in the sun. I lie lazy
on the clouds. And I acknowledge my kinship with
each winged thing.
I see all as one, and nothing repels me, as this new
day climbs noiselessly out of the valley of night.
Peace lies over the world and over the world of my soul.
excerpt from On A May Morning by 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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