Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Monument Valley pt 1
And here we are in Monument Valley. What a place. It's some of the most surreal scenery I've ever seen, while also being some of the most iconic. I grew up on John Ford films using this backdrop and I was really excited to see it in person. The park is actually quite massive, and even after an entire day it feels like we just scratched the surface. I decided to shoot video here instead of stills- the idea being that the photos would have a more cinematic ratio, while also capturing more fluid and organic movement- but unfortunately even though I was filming in 1080 and at 6o frames per second, the screen captures still look kind of crappy, and any attempt at vertical shots turned out just plain weird. I'm having serious regrets since I don't know if I'll ever make it out here again, especially any time soon, but oh well- at least we got something! it was also a very bright, clear day, which cast a lot of unfortunate shadows. If anyone has tips for shooting outdoors in the harsh open sunlight, I'd love to hear them!
See how they turned out all weird and grainy/blurry? so sad. I thought screen captures from high quality video would work. If anyone has done it successfully, let me know! I'm quite technically noviced , so... ( I use final cut pro, if anyone has any pointers). Anyway, I'm just glad we had a working camera and got some memorable images of the landscape. The first series of photos is from John Ford Lookout- the precipice where he shot all those movies like Stagecoach and The Searches. So that was pretty neat. Then we made a bunch of little stops along the way to the other lookout points. There is a LOT of driving in between areas, and not much hiking available or allowed, so it's kind of like a giant land of scenic pullovers.
<3 cinemascope <3
shirt- thrifted at vintage by the pound, PA
cardigan- j crew SALE
skirt- vintage thrifted in MA
leggins- cozy boutique, UT
boots- thrifted in UT
sunglasses- last minute purchase at a gas station
love, from Monument Valley,
Posted by Kitsune-kun at 11:25 AM