From dry desert, yellow plains, vermillion-stained rock formations, and deep canyons that lead to the only signs of life; lush vegetation living by the mercy of the Colorado, take a step into this often overlooked pocket of the Southwest.
Majestic red canyon walls. Emerald green waters. Brotherly bonds and a search for adventure. We set out to share the rugged beauty that is Lees Ferry.
With nothing more than pure love for our craft, the sport of fly fishing, and each other, Vermillion is what resulted.
A significant amount of strategy, planning and coordination was executed for Vermillion. Before we loaded up our fishing reels, we developed a colorful story, mapped out our shots, and had our hearts set on an overall look and feel. The only thing left to chance was the weather.
To convey the magnitude and stunning, enchanting scene at Lees Ferry, we filmed with an assortment of specialized equipment. It took four hours to record about 10 seconds of underwater trout footage. Timelapse sequences sprinkled throughout Vermillion were shot on tall tripods due to ever-changing water levels. Our macro shots captured a hummingbird’s eye while aerial footage showcases a bird’s eye view.
Overall, our crew recorded some 12 hours of film to accommodate an extensive shot list.
Capt. Larry Hower III