GPS: 37.1013933, -109.9905065
DATE: APRIL 28, 2019
Sometimes you think you know where you’re going and what you’re going to do when you get there. That was me. After all my research, I thought I knew for sure that Forrest Gump point was going to be the perfect place to take that iconic picture. Turns out we were close, but a little off.
Now don’t get me wrong. You can get some pretty awesome pictures from that viewpoint, but if you look at the picture below I’ll share a secret with you: The better viewpoint, at least in my humble opinion, is just down the road.
There were no other cars there, no other tourist and plenty of road to get just the right pictures we wanted.
Taking these pictures was the closest I ever got to playing frogger in real life. Kind of fun and kind of scary at the same time. It is super important to pay attention to the road. It’s easy to get distracted trying to get that perfect shot. Remember the cars have the open road and don’t want to stop because they are avoiding a pedestrian. We were lucky because we had one subject, one person on the camera, and one person yelling “CAR!” It was a system where we rotated and it kept us all safe.
Below I’ll share some of our awesome shots from that second viewpoint. You can see Monument Valley is closer in the background.
And for those of you who scrolled this far, I’ll show you some behind the scenes and bloopers 🙂
“I’m pretty tired… think I’ll go home now.”
– Forrest Gump