From his widely lauded film “The Invisible Peak” to his viral video time lapse from the Mount Tamalpais fire lookout, with a bevy of films throughout the 94941 in between, Mill Valley filmmaker Gary Yost has shown boundless creativity in casting his lens from and upon the Sleeping Lady.
Over the past weekend during his shift at the Mt. Tam fire lookout, Yost created a pair of breathtaking videos of the mountain, Mill Valley and the Bay Area. The first shows them blanketed in fog under a silvery-blue full moonlight. “It’s a new way of looking at something we all deal with during the summer but never are able to see for what it is… a magical mysterious tsunami of vapor that erases almost all traces of civilization every evening,” Yost says.
The second video, 30 seconds long, features a Sun Glory, which is “an optical phenomenon that resembles an iconic saint’s halo about the shadow of the observer’s head. This Glory manifested in the fog below me as a rainbow halo around the Fire Lookout’s moving shadow as I was leaving my shift on Sunday morning — and it’s amazing,” Yost says.
Brilliant work as usual, Gary!
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