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Sedona Pathways ... our daily journey
By Ted Grussing, Sedona, Arizona
Ted Grussing is a Photographer, Soaring Pilot, Attorney, Custom Jewelry Designer and Caregiver.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Feeling good about clean air

 By Ted Grussing

Feeling good... heard from a friend who is a photo journalist whom I greatly admire and he thinks that it might be a good idea to do an article on clean air so at 6:30 this morning it will be wheels up and on my way to do a shoot that will embrace the ideas we talked about this morning ... while we still have clean air. Can't have all aerial shots and there is more beauty to capture no matter where you are. This is a portrait of an Ostrich down at Out of Africa. They are not the brightest of creatures, but highly functional creatures and ones I would not want to mess with ... so it was Hi and then we moved on.

This Saturday our friend Bob Grogan and Al Raitano will be performing at the Mary Fisher Theater in Sedona and it is a performance you do not want to miss. The particulars are at: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/441295/b686aae0b0/TEST/TEST/ . We have known Bob since we moved to Sedona and we met Al when we went to Out of Africa; he made sure that Corky had a first class and very enjoyable outing at the park. They are great guys and their music is very good.

Some sleep and then a return to the sky, camera in hand. As on the ground all my aerial photography is hand held and I do not use any supports, gadgets or devices as they would not give me the flexibility I need. I shoot out the vents on either side of the cockpit and adjust the attitude of the aircraft to get the angles et al that I want. I shoot with a Canon 1D-X and use the new 24-70 lens. Normally for aerial work I shoot in aperture preferred mode, F 8, auto focus, ISO 200. Don't worry much about depth of field as my focus point is normally at least a half mile away ... things change when I am flying close to ridges and always a fast shutter speed is desired.

Cheers, life is very good


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