Barley field swaying in the wind

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In late May the fields of barley were still green and unripe. The seed heads remained almost vertical, and the whisker-like seed spikes or awns were just starting to turn yellow. The wind moved through the field making the barley stalks move and sway with an exaggerated sighing and rustling; the whiskers blurred into an indistinct haze on the surface of the crop; and birds sang overhead. 

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4 Replies to “Barley field swaying in the wind”

  1. Very appropriate score for the video clip! Beautiful piece by Sting. I must learn how to add music to the clips – it’s all a new toy at the moment.

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  2. The lovely natural sound of barley swaying in the wind with birds singing in the background was all the music needed for this beautiful video. You did a good job by letting Nature do her thing.and capturing it on film. A longer video at least 10 min. would have been even more wonderful.

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  3. Thank you so much for your comment, Barbara. These little video clips are meant to be an extension and amplification of the kind of photographs that I like to take – to show further dimensions to the experience that I have been trying to encapsulate with the still pictures. The natural sounds that accompany the moving images are all part of that experience. A longer movie could be good. Someone else said they could watch one of the other video clips all day!

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