“Lost Shadows” is my submission to the Vimeo Weekend Project Group’s “Magic Hour” due on August 14th, 2012. We were asked to capture light during the first hour after sunrise or the last hour before sunset.
On Friday night August 10th as the magic hour approached (7:08 to 8:08 p.m. PDT) my neighborhood was already socked in with fog which is typical this time of year in the San Francisco Bay Area. I ventured out anyways thinking to myself “forget what you have in mind, observe what is being presented to you.”
If the magic hour holds the unexpected than I am certainly delighted. What started out as an outing in search of interesting changes of light and shadow ended with stumbling upon a phenomenon called “Fog Shadows” similar to another phenomenon known as “Brocken Spectra” (German: Brockengespenst) where shadows are projected on passing clouds or fog. Due to the narrow field that exhibited this phenomenon I decided to present this in a 4.0:1 aspect ratio.
Location: Point Richmond, California, USA
Camera: Sony HDR-CX500v
Editing Suite: Sony Vegas Pro 10
Sound: Recorded on location with a Tascam DR-08
Video and Sound Design by Phil Loarie