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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
On the fly

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

By Ted Grussing

… yes someday I will … in the interim it is fun watching others do it like this Ringneck drake that I jumped at the ponds this afternoon, or like looking at that beautiful new California Highway Patrol plane that my friend Rich flew into Sedona this afternoon; the half way point in the flight from Colorado back to California taking the southern route. A truly beautiful ship and the second in the fleet of this new class of ships being added as older planes are retired.

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
Going back

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

By Ted Grussing

… to sometime in the 80’s when Cork and I spent some time in Morrow Bay as we headed up the coast. This is a scan of a shot I took late afternoon of a nice sailing vessel in the bay and I have softened the focus on it to give it kind of a dreamy effect. Heading back up to Half Moon bay towards the end of the month for a short visit with Ted, Sus and Annika and plan on doing some shooting in the harbor up there and if I’m lucky there will be some large swells coming in so I can get some good surf shots too. Always missing the sea and good to get back there with some frequency.

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
Laid back

Monday, February 8th, 2016

By Ted Grussing

… a very difficult thing for me to do, but it has been suggested that I kinda kick back for a few days and let the stem cells do their thing; it is not an instant thing, but a gradual change over a period of weeks and longer … I am listening … a little bit. It has been about 84 hours since the treatment and things are changing for the better which is nice. In the spirit of healing and observing recommended protocols I skipped the planned trip to Tucson today and got my jewelry bench reorganized so I can start doing bench work again. It has been a while since I have used some of these tools and they were not all in place so it was a good project and kept me off my feet. So did watching Super Bowl 50 with friends tonight; talk about the defense winning a game, this was it. Glad I picked the Broncos to root for :+)

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
Life is messy

Friday, February 5th, 2016

By Ted Grussing

I like this flower, it has completed the life cycle, bees and whatever have been in there busy pollinating the bloom and leaving a bit of a mess behind … no Merry Maids to clean up after them. A few more days of life and then nature takes care of the rest and next year she will be back beginning another cycle of life and a bunch of seeds which will have scattered will grow, spreading beauty throughout the area. Speaking of re-birth, I understand that Shatner may be coming back as an aged (he is 84) Captain Kirk in future Star Trek movies … I like that idea.

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
Reach out

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

By Ted Grussing

… and touch someone … haul them in for a visit … they are the food … at least it looks like that is what this Giant Argentine Cactus flower is up to. Be wary of the plant and vegetarian world as they are continuously trying to survive just as we are. Huge wars go on silently beneath the surface as root systems from different plants vie for food and water and some emit toxic substances to prevent hostile takeovers of their territory by their neighbors; heck they have human traits. At least my vegan friends will inflict punishment on these monsters and then consume them … could this be where we learned all this? I mean, the apple was one of the first foods :+)

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
It happens

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

By Ted Grussing

… when you do your thing way after midnight errors occur. Last night Follow the Shadow went out to about 500 people on the list with the copy from a previous email dealing with a sunset behind Kendrick Peak; several hundred people got a picture of a heron with the sunset copy. To see the correct photo with the correct copy, go to: http://tedandcorky.com/wordpress1/ and I think I have the last couple of years of missives and photos stored there. Also if you delete and want to go back and find a photo that I have sent out go to: http://tinyurl.com/TedSharesPhotos  as I have about a thousand images stored there for your personal use … check it out as there is some pretty neat shots in there.

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By Ted Grussing

… another Great Blue Heron and I just love it when I nail a shot. Although my f stop was open for the lens at f/5.6 which only gave me a 3.5’ depth of field I was able to get the entire bird in focus; although he has a wingspan of about 6’ his angle to me put everything into the sweet spot and my focus point was on the upper body at the leading edge of the wings. Using a spot focus is really important when shooting wildlife flying or running as a field of points can grab almost anything other than what you want. If y9ou have a camera that permits you to adjust what happens when you have a focus you can use a setting that will track the subject and ignore an intervening object that appears in the field whilst panning the subject. I used an ISO setting of 800, f/stop 5.6 and shutter speed 1/5000th of a second. Anyhow, it was fun.

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
End of a cycle

Friday, January 29th, 2016

By Ted Grussing

… each day the earth revolves on its axis presenting a daily treat of sunrise and sunset and time to appreciate the beauty of the natural world … and every once in a while there is a special display we get to enjoy and savor. I took this shot of the sun setting behind Kendrick Peak from the parking lot at Snow Bowl in June of 2013. Fun to go through folders and relive those moments … and merge them with the moments we are currently living … life is good.

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Today’s Photo from Ted Grussing Photography:
Turquoise water

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

By Ted Grussing

… I love this place and it has been a while since I have been there, but a return will occur soon. The turquoise color comes from Blue Springs around 8 miles upstream from here which produces about 225 cubic feet per second and is a highly mineralized water with copper and calcium carbonates and other minerals; the copper gives the water the blue color. Currently there is a very minimal flow of water at Cameron about thirty miles upstream from here (the confluence of the Little Colorado and Colorado rivers) so it is likely I’ll get the color now.

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By Ted Grussing

… so, Rick was up here this morning to determine what all needed to be done to and for Mariah and he added 4 new exhaust manifolds to the list as three of the four were cracked (quite obvious) and the fourth had burned a hole through the metal next to the oil filter, fuel pumps and more and it is looking good in that it is likely next week I’ll be back up at the peaks shooting photo’s like this one. This is what I miss, a beautiful seat viewing the world below … and sometimes next to me when mountain flying.

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