By Ted Grussing
… stormy weather is expected for our area beginning tomorrow and carrying into the weekend and this shot from a year ago sets the mood for what is to come. You are looking to the north from just over the rim, north of Sedona and the snow capped San Francisco Peaks poke through the pervasive cloud cover and catch a few rays despite the ominous skies. I was at12,221 feet when I took the photo; Agassiz Peak is the leftmost peak on the mountain and tops out at 12,360 feet. It is the second highest peak in Arizona; Humphreys Peak is the highest at 12, 637 feet … it is hidden behind Agassiz in this image.
Today was one of the best shooting days I have had on Lake Pleasant; we launched at about 7:30A and got perhaps the best Blue Heron, Egret, Merganser and Cormorant shots I have taken to date. Flat out awesome, describes the day. We also saw a flock of American White Pelicans circling above the lake, but could not find where they landed … if they landed. There were more than fifty of them in the flock! You can imagine how awesome they looked with wingspans of about nine feet! Likely the northern migration has begun and we’re expecting some very good shooting over the next month or two.
Have a beautiful weekend … keep breathing … smile and share your joy!
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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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