The Sea, The Sea

The sound clip I have included with the images below may be said to sound like wind in trees, but apart from the fact that it is not and the images would also suggest otherwise, I think there is a difference. I don’t deny that the sounds can be very similar but I like at least to imagine that there are subtle elements of each that would allow me to differentiate between the two. However, I’m not sure I would bet on it – every sound in any environment will always be different according to the circumstances at the time of listening or recording but attuning your ear to those individual elements can be a challenge.

Whatever, I love the sound of the sea, the sea in the clip below and feel confident that the waves breaking amidst the general water and wind ambience can be distinguished as such. See what you think!

sea fret

Clearly a Sea Fret

The Sea, The Sea

The heavy sea fret kept lifting briefly and then descending again. In a previous post this week there was a ship sailing blurrily through the mist on an indistinct horizon – it is almost completely hidden in the image “wave and ship” below!

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  1. I love the first shot of the sand. It’s almost like mini dunes.

    I think you’re right about the sound clip. It has enough to be distinguished as the sea opposed to just wind in leaves. There is the characteristic (to me) rumbling and rolling of the waves if you listen carefully.

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