Showing posts with label stars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label stars. Show all posts

Sunday, March 3, 2013

when the moon is looking right...

12/30/12 A brilliant full moon illuminates the massive north west face of Mount Shuksan, revealing all of the glorious potential in a mesmerizing new light. It was about 4 am and we were getting ready to drop in through some deep, moonlit powder to reach the base of the mountain. It was one of the best days I've ever had on skis.

2/27/13 All of a sudden we were in position. The moon was big and bright, and the storm that had freshened up our mountains was now on its way east to Colorado. At the top of the hill I was refreshed and excited to find out that instead of the wind and sun hammered environment I was expecting, the air was dead still, and the snow was in quality form. Everything seems so pristine under the glow of a full moon, especially laying tracks through a field of powder.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Its been a while since I've been to zion, it was as just as hot as I remember. Mid july is not the best time at all to visit the park, extreme crowds and heat are guaranteed. We were on a mission to show our friend from switzerland something crazy before he left, southern utah is about as crazy as it gets.

^first stop was gooseberry mesa to ride the famous slickrock trails. Our timing was good, riding at sunset to avoid the penetrating heat. It was very impressive, and none of us had ever seen anything like it.

^The trail ends at this point. Crazy.

^Neil riding over some exposure.

^Kilian has been helping Inspired Media for some time now, and he has been here in Utah for the last month doing all sorts of graphic and design work. We thought 3 days of camping in the desert would be a unique way to end his trip

^Camping on the mesa gave us a huge view of the sky. The milky way appeared as a rainbow from one end of the sky to the other. crazy

^looking east towards zion and the moon is rising over the great domes

^a few hours later and the sun follows.

^Hiking in the lower narrows of Zion canyon was really nice. On our second day we had planned a hike into the eastern part of the park to explore a remote river, but ended up going the wrong way and just walked around in the desert for 6 miles. We went to the narrows to cool off.

The desert is a harsh place of beauty.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Time Lapse edit....

Summer of 2010 - Time Lapse Edit from Ian Provo on Vimeo.

During the summer of 2010, I began shooting time lapses. Its a pretty neat form of cinematography thats slowly becoming an obsession of mine. While the rewards are sometimes quite nice, it can be very time consuming and frustrating, particularly during the learning stage. They seem to give you a perspective on the landscape that you could never get otherwise. All the clips in this piece were shot with a Canon 5D Mark II, on various camping, fishing, and skiing trips in Utah, Colorado, and Chile.

Monday, September 13, 2010

high country gems...

Summer might be coming to a close, but there's always time to squeeze in a camping trip or two. My brother's legs have been feeling good since recovering from his accident in the spring, so we decided to go for a little mission in the Uintas. He did well on the 14 mile trek through the alpine. Our goal was to explore a string of lakes off the beaten path, and hopefully find some native cutthroat.

^The big dip

^for full effect, click on the image for larger version. This was the 180 degree view when you tilted your head up towards the sky. The milky way was extra milked up.

^We camped near a small pond at treeline. I set up a time lapse on the shore to capture the stars reflection in the water as they panned across the sky. It was a pretty cool scene.

^After a few miles of hiking through the woods, we came across this zone that overlooked our objectives.

^I can't imagine someone positioned that rock there, must have been a glacier.

^All we had to do was scramble through the rock field before we could see if these high country gems were holding what we were looking for.

^As it turned out, the crystal clear emerald water was holding some fine trout.

^We spent the day cruising the shores looking for fish, casting beetles and ants. The fishing was great, and we caught a couple dozen of these beauty's. It was amazing to watch the fish come from 20 feet down and delicately sip the small black beetle off the surface of the water with no hesitation. It was alpine dry fly fishing at its best.

^Our buddy Zack, who just purchased his first fly-rod, came along for the mission. Here he is on his way to hooking his first native trout on a dry-fly. It's always a good time exploring new areas in the mountains with your buddies.