On my forest walks in August I mostly used my iPhone for my photography and sound recording. It seems I was focusing on colour and texture on those occasions, but not only in what I could see but also in what was to be heard – not that I had any particular influence over that, other than to be there.
I said “it seems” that my focus was on colour and texture but I am only guessing that from my photos and sound clips rather than a clear memory of my thoughts at the time. I can remember taking the photos and I am very familiar with the sounds of the forest – from the sound clips I can easily imagine myself there and what the conditions were, and this I think is testament to the fact that sound can be a powerful trigger for the memory.
August Forest Birds 1
August Forest Birds 2