By Ted Grussing
I decided to take a flight to the SF peaks this afternoon and experiment some more with the GoPro; also the video lessons on Adobe Premiere at http://lynda.com are helping and I am acquiring a rudimentary working knowledge of the program … soon to come, seamless transitions and music tracks.
The placement of the camera works for some aspects I want, but also need to have a camera on the wing to get the clean and pure view of the mountains and other things I will be shooting. In addition to having a new EFIS put in the Lambada in the morning I’m also having mounts made to take the camera and control it by wi-fi connection from the cockpit.
The video starts with me in the air having just taken off; turn to the NW and the initial climb out; transition to approaching the peaks and one pass and then the cut to the return to the Sedona area with engine off … finally the landing and roll out and off the runway.
Not pleased with quality but will work to improve over the weekend – best to not go full screen with this one. https://vimeo.com/120129495
Need to call it a night as I want to be in the air at sunrise to head down to Falcon Field and Performance One Aviation to get the work done. I love this place, Heath and Tammy who own it, bought the business a number of years ago from his boss; they moved out of the original hanger to a much larger one and just recently took over another hanger … business is booming for them, but then when you offer a quality product/service and treat your customers right you will always do well … and they do!
Into the weekend … back Monday morning. Have a joyful weekend and enjoy those you choose to be with … and
At nightfall…though I know I shall sometime no more
Open my eyes to the light or day, I am one who looks at stars when
Unchained from the work-bench at Nightfall.
They are a sign that I am not ephemeral,
Not you, nor you, whoever you are.
The dawn comes and the dark and the sign sparkling in the brooding night,
Forever and forever.
— 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.