By Ted Grussing
… apples in Filoli this year and if the number of blooms means anything there will be a lot of apples. I really got lucky on this trip to Filoli with sun two days in a row and the daffodils and tulips were prime to just past prime … the apple blooms were definitely prime!
I took this shot with the Canon 5D MK IV and the Canon 100 macro at f/18 and shutter speed of 1/320th of a second. ISO was set to 200. I believe I shot it from less than a foot so the depth of field was diminimus and yet the blooms and all their parts are in sharp focus; perhaps it is just a commentary on how small the blooms are.
I’m giving a presentation at the Sedona Gem and Mineral Club tonight, March 18th ; location is the Sedona Public Library in West Sedona. If you are interested in the club, perhaps you can come out and meet and talk to the members. I believe they have a business meeting around 6:00P and then I will be speaking at 7:00P. I’ll be talking about the challenges of cutting large gem opal and go through the process from start to finish along with marked up photos of a large stone that I cut a couple of years ago. I’ve been doing photography since I was eight years old and took up gem cutting at age 39 … love them both!
Time for some rest before the daily flow of caffeine begins. Have a beautiful day and allow yourself to be filled by wonder at the beauty of this little planet and all of the good people in all of our days.
Smile and keep breathing!
I bring but this one common thought, my life has wrought;
That from the dregs of drear despair, still everywhere
There is a joy I yet may sip – Tis comradeship
With all mankind, the high and low
— 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.