I spent the last 2 months on this project, with the intent of sharing both new and familiar places in Wyoming under dynamic light and weather events. This state is huge, so this video is only the beginning of what I have planned. Please check out my website for tons of Wyoming landscape photography. lightalivephotography.com
Cloud Peak Wilderness, Bighorn Range (80 lb pack with all the motion control gear, 20 miles round trip...fun!)
Grand Teton National Park
Shirley and Wind River Basins
Casper, Chalk, Ferris, Muddy, and Pedro Mountains
Others i probably forgot...but which are no less beautiful
Tools and software used:
Canon 5d II and 1ds3
Canon 16-35 II and 70-200L (f4)
'City Lights' is the final chapter from my "Trilogy of Light" series that began a couple years ago with 'LA Light' and then followed up with 'Nightfall'. It was an nightly adventure that took me to almost every angle of Los Angeles. It was an exercise in patience. A lesson in light. An understanding of what it is to live amongst each other and to understand the system and order of a city, the seemingly complex organics that make it up and the life form that the city truly is. A visualization of sonder. It was a daily jaunt to watch the arterial freeway systems pump car cells through its body and channel them to the capillaric avenues that are our neighborhoods and homes. It was a chance to break away from the 70mph freeway perspective and to observe the sun slip from view and watch the electric dance of nightfall begin. It was challenging. It was frustrating. Definitely dangerous at times. Sometimes it hurt. I was chased. Yelled at. Warned. But the overall context of things learned, people met, things seen, and places discovered over the past three years shaped who I am today. I didn't always love Los Angeles but I learned to and discovered that this city is much more than temperate weather, palm trees, pretty girls, and beaches; to me the true beauty behind the city lies hidden on the other end of a rusted fire escape to a view no one else has seen.
I'm looking forward to the next chapter of my film making career where I will be concentrating on narrative and documentary films.
Thanks for watching, reading, and supporting my films.
I will be running a limited series of high quality Kodak Endura VC metallic prints based on each series of shots. If you are interested in purchasing them, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the shot (timecode).
Special thanks to:
Mom and Dad (always with the support and encouragement)
M83 (Anthony and D-E-F- Management)
Matthews MSE (Ed, Tyler, and Bob)
Dynamic Perception (Jay Burlage)
This is my second video project taken with my Nikon D800, Nikon 35mm f/1.8, Nikon 50mm f/1.8, Nikon 85mm f/1.8 and a Samyang 14mm f/2.8
The footage was taken within the last year and I took about 35,000 pictures, however many clips didn't make it in to this video, the final video consists of 15,000 single RAW photos.
All single videos are available in 4K for purchase, most of them have a resolution of 7360 x 4912 pixels.
contact: besler.jonathan [at] gmail.com
00:00 Hirschberg near Bad Hindelang 00:09 Hirschberg near Bad Hindelang 00:24 Hirschberg near Bad Hindelang 00:34 Ornach near Oberjoch 00:47 Iseler near Oberjoch 00:51 Iseler near Oberjoch 01:11 Grünten near Sonthofen 01:28 Ofterschwanger Horn 01:41 Schwarzenberg near Hinterstein 01:53 Hinanger Wasserfälle 01:58 Schwarzenberg near Hinterstein 02:10 Hinterstein 02:22 Imberger Horn near Bad Hindelang 02:31 Grünten near Sonthofen 02:43 Jägersberg near Oberstdorf 02:51 Köpfle near Hinterstein 03:00 Imberger Horn near Bad Hindelang 03:10 Near Bad Hindelang 03:18 Hinterstein 03:26 near Hinterstein 03:33 Ofterschwanger Horn 03:50 Ostrach near Hinterstein 03:58 Near Gailenberg 04:07 Burgberg 04:15 Ofterschwanger Horn 04:23 Ornach near Oberjoch 04:32 Iseler near Oberjoch 04:40 Ofterschwanger Horn 04:56 Near Tiefenbach/ Oberstdorf 05:05 Ofterschwanger Horn 05:22 Burgberg 05:31 Tiefenbach near Oberstdorf