By Ted Grussing
… I spent a couple of hours up high around the San Francisco Peaks above Flagstaff this morning and saw haze domes form into beautiful cumulus clouds all around me like the one on the far right hand side of the image … ‘twas fun!
On the far left of the image is Oak Creek Canyon and to the right of the canyon is I-17 working its way from the south to Flagstaff … some nice meadows near the freeway on the right side and they look to have some pretty lush stands of yellow flowers in them. The San Francisco peaks are above where the road heads over to the right and to the left of that you have Kendrick Peak … obscured on the left are Sitgreaves Mountain and Bill Williams Mountain.
Mostly I had stayed high and was on my way down when I took this shot, probably close to 13,000”, engine off and about 16 miles from the airport. It was good and I got some nice shots coming back into red rock country too.
Hope you enjoy this photo, it just feels good to me and being up there is always like playing in the back yard.
Have a great day and enjoy the cooler mornings whilst sipping on a cup of coffee and relaxing on the deck … and get your coffee from the nice folks at http://burmancoffee.com . They are a small family owned business and have the finest coffee beans you will find anywhere and their prices are excellent. With only me drinking it I don’t go through the quantities I used to, but still enjoy my home roasted premium coffees. Thank you Gary and Jon for risking your money and futures to build this great business.
Lots of photos and gems to go through tomorrow/today :+) This is a wrap
PS the photo was named [aaaah] for what I know someone will say when viewing it … smiling always :+)
…I yield myself to the thousand enchantments of sky and field and wood,
and play again like a child on the soft green of the earth.
And as the God of the universe has made thee to bloom in tenderness,
so also may my heart be made to bloom again.
— 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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