1. A Day in the Life of a Fire Lookout.

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    from Gary Yost / Added

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    The video documents the (usually) very peaceful life of a fire lookout in the Gardner Lookout on the East Peak of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County, California. I've been a Marin County Fire Department volunteer lookout for two years and deeply love the mountain and the peace it brings to us here in the Bay Area. Perhaps this 6-minute video will convey some of the emotions I feel when sitting (and sleeping) on her peak. All timelapse editing done in Lightroom4 and LR Timelapse2. www.garyyost.com For more information about becoming a fire lookout in Marin County, visit http://marinlookouts.com

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    • Selected scenes from upcoming Mt. Tam fire lookout mini-documentary.

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      from Gary Yost / Added

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      A collection of many timelapse sequences that I shot at the Mt. Tam East Peak Gardner Fire Lookout during one 3-day lookout shift in August, 2012. Pieces of these were used as a part of my Mt. Tamalpais fire lookout 6-minute mini-documentary for the Marin County Fire Department: https://vimeo.com/48169212 All shots edited in Lightroom4 and LRTimelapse2. Music: "Geometry of Dreams" from the album "Bow and Cello" by Gretchen Yanover

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      • 2011 - Scenes from a (foggy) day in the Gardner fire lookout on Mt. Tamalpais.

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        Fire danger was quite low during August of 2011 because we had very foggy mornings and evenings with high moisture levels. Those conditions were perfect for enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Ocean as it condenses into fog and wraps itself around the flanks of Mt. Tamalpais. Join me in the transcendental experience of overnighting at the Gardner Lookout at the 2571' summit of the East Peak of Mt. Tamalpais during a 2-day lookout shift. (It was the year after making this video that I decided to create my "Day in the Life of a Fire Lookout." https://vimeo.com/48169212 ) Shot with a Canon XF100 and edited in Final Cut Pro X.

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