By Ted Grussing
… at the very north end of the Castle Creek part of Lake Pleasant I am now able to go back into the woods as the water varies between two feet and four feet about a quarter mile back into the woods. I follow openings between the partially submerged trees and frequently get hung up when the water gets down to a foot or less of depth … there are amazing creatures back in there as the water is shallow and there are fish swimming in there which provides food for these egrets, great blue herons, mergansers and more.
Shooting can be a little tricky as there is so much brush, crowns of the bushes and trees and such. These two egrets are flying more than close formation and I still am not sure how they did it … their wings are overlapping and their bodies probably within a couple of inches of each other … I’m clueless, but they pulled it off and landed in a tree a hundred or so feet from this position.
A great day doing “stuff” and going through photos. Projects to be accomplished tomorrow and Wednesday, then Thursday at 5:15 AM, back down to Lake Pleasant. A few new things I am going to try … hope for good results and theoretically I should get them.
Have a beautiful day … the first decision to make when you awake!
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.