Friday, November 04, 2011

Video for the Day: The Sun Setting on Ocean Beach in San Francisco

BROOKLYN, N.Y.—As a result of a couple of leftover writing obligations (one of which I highlighted on this blog yesterday, another which I admittedly have not started yet), I haven't gotten around to sifting through the many photos and videos I took while vacationing in San Francisco last week. So I'm not sure when I'll post something further about the trip here at My Life, at 24 Frames Per Second.

To tide you all over until that happens, though...I posted this video:

Here are two shots I took while a few friends and I were walking along the Ocean Beach shore on Sunday, Oct. 30, as the sun set in the distance.

I don't know if it comes across at all, but I did have in mind Abbas Kiarostami's Five Dedicated to Ozu when I took these shots on my iPhone—particularly its opening shot following a piece of driftwood floating along the shore. To wit:

Screengrab courtesy of DVDBeaver

There are no drifting objects in my shot, though—just waves crashing and water falling back, creating patterns of their own. And, in my recollection (which should be relatively fresh, because I just saw this film recently for the first time—and wrote about it here, by the way), none of Kiarostami's five long takes take place as the sun sets.

So, uh, take that, Abbas Kiarostami! (Your film is still gorgeous, though.)

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