When I’m out on a photowalk, I always pick the same soundtrack.
That is, quite simply, bird song, the wind in the trees, the rain pattering down, leaves crunching beneath my feet, trickling water, or whatever else nature is providing around me, as I wander through the countryside.
For me this is all part of the joy of photography.
Being out amongst nature and not only seeing with enhanced photographer’s eyes, but paying as much attention to the details of the sonic landscape all around me also.
It all adds up to a heightened sensory experience, and one that calms, reassures and recharges me, ready for the return to the rest of my life.
As big a fan of music as I am, listening to any man-made music whilst on a photowalk is simply an unnecessary intrusion, and disrupts and lessens the overall benefits I enjoy.
Like finding a skyscraper in a forest, it’s incongruous, inappropriate, and just doesn’t work.
How about you? What’s your soundtrack to photography?
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