By Ted Grussing
What a great weekend it was; time with friends, some flying, some good food, some neat photos, and lastly just a good feeling being alive … went for a late afternoon walk with a friend today and the air was fresh, wind soughing in the pine trees and heck, life is just good. It is also a good feeling to take into the new week … flying this morning and hope to get some neat shots. Just bought a Canon 6D to use in the cockpit as the 1D-X bodies are a wee bit on the cumbersome side especially with a passenger along. An excellent full frame sensor in a body geared to be small and light and with 20MP you can get good size low noise enlargements. I took this shot of Montezuma’s Well with it on Friday morning.
Beaver Creek flows from right to left in this photo and if you look closely you can see some of the pueblo ruins left by the Sinagua and maybe a bit of the cliff dwellings … easier in the full size image. You can learn more about this fascinating place at: http://www.nps.gov/moca/planyourvisit/gettingaround.htm . In the dwellings down by the water there is graffiti that goes back to the 1800’s … mercifully nothing modern … and yes it was a cool bank angle :+)
My friend Charlie Moore sent me some photos that go back to our days in Okinawa that were kind of neat … so here is one of them … the cigarettes are gone, but the smile remains. Thanks Charlie, it sure was a fun tour!
Enjoy the day, those whom you are fortunate enough to meet and greet … share your joy and a few smiles … it helps make everyone’s day a good one … especially yours.
To be somewhere alone with you and watch the myriad stars,
Far golden worlds beyond the noisy earth’s unkindly jars.
As quietly they sail night’s sea, above the world and you and me.
— 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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