While I was capturing video clips for A Study in Motion, I was also recording a variety of sounds using my phone, camera, and an old but functional Olympus WS-300M digital recorder with external Sony microphone. As one who is very sensitive to my sound environment, I am forever seeking comfort in my sound world. I find that certain sounds are so incredibly pleasing, the call of a coyote or bugle of an elk; the whisper of a light wind through the aspen leaves. Others, those which are man-made, are often grating, overstimulating, even painful when I am subjected for long periods of time.
How do these sounds affect you? Close your eyes, listen, and feel what happens inside. And then, can you determine which one of the images below matches the sound in the recording? Hold your mouse over the image to read the “Alt” tag to learn if you were correct.
In order of presentation: Coyotes on Buffalo Peak Ranch, Rocky Mountains, Colorado; A storm recorded in Jerónimo Cave, Superstition Wilderness, Arizona; Tree frogs outside of Volcano Village, Big Island, Hawaii; The bells of Augusta-Victoria Hospital, Mount of Olives, East Jerusalem, Palestine; The celebration of the release of two political prisoners, East Jerusalem, Palestine; The daily call to prayer, East Jerusalem, Palestine.