Here are our latest nature videos posted to our Captured Nature Channel YouTube Channel.
- Replacing our black screen videos – Starting with the Frog Chorus
Last month YouTube informed us that our channel could no longer monetized because we were reusing other peoples videos on our channel. You know that is false because shoot and record all of our videos ourselves. However, even when we showed that, YouTube would come back to us and say “after a careful review we have determined that your channel is reusing other peoples videos without significantly changing them”. It turns out that this may have to do with our black screen videos and so now we are replacing our black screen videos – starting with the frog chorus video.
Despite there being two parts to a video – visual and audio, it looks like YouTube only looks at the visual aspect. They don’t seem to care what the commentary is in the audio. We know this because we created the black screen videos to have audio we recorded in nature play while viewers relaxed or even slept. The audio would be half of the video but even though it is different than other people’s videos, YouTube still claimed we were using other peoples content.
They wouldn’t tell us it was the black screen. In our appeals we specifically asked about black screens and all they would say was “after a careful review we have determined that you channel is reusing other peoples content”.
Monetization is key to our moving the channel forward as it helps pay for fuel and equipment to capture more scenes from nature in different places. That being said, spending hundreds if not thousands of hours capturing and creating content only to be told by strangers that we were using other peoples content was an insult.
As a result, we are going to slowly take down and replace our black screen videos with dark screens to meet the requirements and hopefully move the channel forward. This week we are starting with our most popular video, the Frog (peepers) chorus. This new video features the wetland that are home to these critters.
- Bigelow Hollow State Park and Nipmuck State Forest in Connecticut
Bigelow Hollow State Park and Nipmuck State Forest in Connecticut | Aerial Tour with Music –
Join us for an aerial tour of a natural gem of the Quiet Corner of Connecticut – Bigelow Hollow State Park and Nipmuck State Forest. The park is located in the Quinebaug and Shetucket National Heritage Corridor and is part of a larger cluster of forests in what is referred to as the Last Green Mile between Washington and Boston.
On this aerial tour we see Mashapaug Pond at the northern end of Bigelow Hollow in Bigelow Hollow State Park. We then fly over Bigelow Pond and the Nipmuck State Forest on our way over Breakneck Pond. Bigelow Hollow sits in a big low valley which gives it its name and is surrounded hills. The evergreen forest is a cool place in summer with scenery similar to that of northern New England.
This is footage that we shot using our DJI Mini 2 and edited using Shotcut.
- Walk in the Woods during Stick Season
Walk in the Woods during Stick Season – It’s late fall in New England and the leaves have fallen off the trees. It’s a season we affectionately call “Stick Season”. Snow flurries can be see some days but the ground is still bare. Join us as we walk to a beaver pond deep in the woods on a late day.
- Aerial Wintertime Forest Views
Aerial Wintertime Forest Views | Drone Footage of the New England Woods in Winter with Music –
Enjoy the exceptional serenity of the New England winter landscape and admire the smallest details of every element! Fly above the forest and explore these natural wonders in all its glory! This HD ambient drone film will take you to the snow-covered landscapes of rolling mountains, frozen rivers, and crystal lakes. Plunge into amazing sceneries of hills covered with snow and take in the idyllic rural landscapes! Don’t miss the chance to see New England from above and enjoy the scenic winter views while watching this #drone footage. Let nature come into your home and create a peaceful atmosphere!
This was captured by us in late 2021 with our DJI Mini 2 over the hills of Northeast Connecticut.
- Old Saybrook, CT Shoreline in Winter
Old Saybrook, CT Shoreline in Winter | Aerial Footage with Music –
Fly over the scenic shoreline of Connecticut during winter. In this video we fly over the beautiful shoreline of Old Saybrook’s Borough of Fenwick in deep winter with snow on the ground. We see the lighthouses at Lynde Point and the Saybrook Breakwater Lighthouse, Saybrook Point and Saybrook Point Harbor. Since it is winter we see ice floating down the Connecticut River and along the shore.
This is footage that we shot in February 2022 from the Fenwick section of Old Saybrook using our DJI Mini 2.
- What happens when your road becomes a river?
What happens when your road becomes a river? | White Water Flash Flood on a road –
When several inches of rain recently fell in less than an hour, it turned a local road into a white water after a flash flood. We were the last vehicle to make it down the road and after the rain stopped there were several large holes and washed out sections of road. This what a flash flood looks like!
We recorded this when we found ourselves in a sudden downpour on Rondeau Street in Palmer, MA in late summer 2021.
- Fade to Black Ocean Surf Wave Sounds 10 Hours
Fade to Black Ocean Surf Wave Sounds 10 Hours | Dark Screen for Sleeping, Relaxation, Study –
This video features ocean surf wave sounds as they crash on a beach. This video is being released in three versions. This version features a fade to black screen making it a great video for sleeping, relaxation, study, meditation or if you’re just looking for a background sound of the pounding surf and ocean waves.
We recorded these ocean waves and sound on a recent trip to Misquamicut Beach at Misquamicut Rhode Island using a Nikon D5300 DSL for video and a a special binaural audio rig that we created.
- Ocean Surf Wave Sounds 10 Hours | Dark Screen
Ocean Surf Wave Sounds 10 Hours | Dark Screen for Sleeping, Relaxation, Study or Background Sound –
This video features ocean surf wave sounds as they crash on a beach. This video is being released in three versions. This version features a black screen making it a great video for sleeping, relaxation, study, meditation or if you’re just looking for a background sound of the pounding surf and ocean waves.
We recorded these ocean waves and sound on a recent trip to Misquamicut Beach at Misquamicut Rhode Island using a Nikon D5300 DSLR for video and a a special binaural audio rig that we created.
- Ocean Surf Wave Sounds 10 Hours | Natural Sights & Sound for Sleeping, Relaxation, Study
Ocean Surf Wave Sounds 10 Hours | Natural Sights & Sound for Sleeping, Relaxation, Study –
This video features ocean surf wave sights & sounds as they crash on a beach. This video is being released in three versions. This version features the live action of the surf as the waves crash on the beach making it a great video for sleeping, relaxation, study, meditation or if you’re just looking for a background sound of the pounding surf and ocean waves.
We recorded these ocean waves and sound on a recent trip to Misquamicut Beach at Misquamicut Rhode Island using a Nikon D5300 DSL for video and a a special binaural audio rig that we created.
- Nightly Frog (Peepers) Chorus – 10 Hours of Dark Screen
Please note, this video has been replaced with this video. The text below is for archive purposes.
Nightly Frog (Peepers) Chorus – 10 Hours of Dark Screen | Natural Sound –
Here is a 10 hour recording I made of frogs (peepers) nightly chorus. The video features a black screen to maximize its benefit for sleeping, study, relaxation, meditation or just to have something in the background with natural sound.
One night while we were camping at Bald Eagle State Park in Pennsylvania I heard these frogs and quickly grabbed my equipment and started recording. It was dark and there was nothing visually to record so I let the audio recording go. This video mimics what I heard and saw that night!
I made the recording using a Zoom H1N audio recorder using a custom binaural microphone setup that I built. The recording was done at Bald Eagle State Park in Pennsylvania.
- Moments in Nature: A Visit to The New England Shore – Ocean Waves
Moments in Nature: A Visit to The New England Shore – Ocean Waves | Natural Sights and Sounds –
Enjoy this moments in nature. This is footage from our visit to the New England shore. We start at Mystic Seaport and the sights and sounds of the harbor and then move on to a salt water marsh before spending a few minutes on a sandy beach listening to the waves and the sun makes its way to the horizon and sets. This video features natural sound to emphasize nature at the shore.
We recorded these scenes on a recent early spring visit to the Rhode Island Shore.
- How Maple Syrup is Made – The Maple Syrup Journey or A Journey of a Thousand Drops!
How Maple Syrup is Made – The Maple Syrup Journey or A Journey of a Thousand Drops! –
Every spring maple syrup producers set out on a journey to make maple syrup. The journey starts with tapping maple trees and the journey continues collecting the thousands of gallons of maple sap and pumping it over and over until it reaches the maple syrup evaporator. There the maple sap boils until it becomes syrup. The syrup is then filtered, re-heated and bottled before it reaches the table.
Take the journey with us on our farm and see how maple syrup is made, including tapping trees with primitive tools, listening to sounds of spring as sap drips in the buckets and flow into tanks. See how the evaporator is fired with a wood fire and boiled and how the canning process works in this journey or real maple syrup – the journey of a thousand drops!
This was recorded on our farm and around our area as we got ready for the maple season, tapped our trees and boiled our sap.
For those looking for a description of what is going on, turn on closed captions.
- Maple syrup health benefits?
Maple syrup health benefits?
Are there health benefits to real maple syrup? Here’s a video I did a couple of years ago looking at what research is showing.
One example of research is an April 2016 study in Quebec showing that
maple syrup had potential benefits for ALS patients. The lab study
showed that worms who were fed a diet high in maple syrup had lower
incidents of ALS paralyzation. Of course humans can’t consume all that
sugar, but researchers felt the results were promising.
Maple syrup extracts have also been shown to improve the efficacy of
antibiotics. McGill researchers in 2015 released a study indicating
that maple syrup extracts when added to antibiotics could improve the
antibiotics efficacy. The researchers indicated the clinical trials
would need to be done but this was a good start.
In 2016 a group of researchers released a body of research at the
American Chemical Society’s annual meeting showing support for the
beneficial effects of natural products on neurodegenerative diseases,
like Alzheimer’s. The findings revealed the potential protective effect
maple syrup may have on brain cells against damage.
In another study, researchers analyzed the effects of maple syrup on the
cell proliferation, migration and invasion of colorectal cancer (or CRC)
cells in order to investigate whether maple syrup is suitable as a
phytomedicine for cancer treatment. CRC cells that were administered
maple syrup showed significantly lower growth rates than cells that were
administered regular sucrose.
Maple syrup syrup researchers also found surprising results when it came
to the glycemic impact of maple syrup. At the International Society of
Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics annual meeting, researchers showed a
favorable link between maple syrup and metabolic health. They observed
a weak glycemic response to real maple syrup, which would be beneficial
at the metabolic level. Indeed, greater glycemic increases lead to
higher insulin demands, thereby contributing to pancreatic fatigue,
which in turn speeds up the development of type 2 diabetes.
Maple syrup also contains many antioxidants. If you looking for a
product to add antioxidants to your diet, maple syrup contains over 20,
13 of which can only be found in maple syrup.
As you can see, maple syrup is a complex sweetener and while more
research and studies are needed, the early results are promising. Your
purchase of real maple syrup from producers not can benefit you but
others as well.
For more information, please see the links below in the description or
visit us online at RealMapleSyrup.com.
Maple syrup and antibiotics
- Amazing Maple Syrup Facts
Amazing Maple Syrup Facts –
Here are some amazing facts about maple syrup that you may or may not know that I compiled. If there is a good response, I might put together some other videos as there are tons of amazing facts about maple syrup.
We produce maple syrup on our farm in northeastern Connecticut and have three generations of sugar makers on our farm!
- Maple Sugaring (maple syrup production) in the 1820s
Maple Sugaring (maple syrup production) in the 1820s –
In New England and other parts of northeastern North America maple syrup is produced each spring. Here’s some footage we shot of how they boiled the sap in the 1820s at Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA.
In the 1800s we actually produced as much maple syrup as we did until about 10 years ago. Every farm would have a kettle and eventually an evaporator to boil the sap from maple trees to produce maple sugar. This was before sugar was widely available and it gave us sugar that could be used and produced right on the farm.
We continue the tradition ourselves on our farm but this gives us a glimpse of our past. Check out our maple sugaring videos showing our current operation.
- Maple Sugaring – Sweetening the pans on the evaporator
Here’s another video showing the inside story of how maple syrup is made.
Sugar makers often talk about “sweetening their pans”. We shot this video to show what that is all about. The raw sap comes in one portion but as more water is removed it is near syrup where it is drawn off.
In the video you can see that sap gets darker (we were making dark syrup this day) as it moves through the evaporator.
- Relaxing Waterfall Sound for Sleep, Relaxation, Study | Natural Binaural Sound
Relaxing Waterfall Sound for Sleep, Relaxation, Study | Natural Binaural Sound –
Enjoy 10 hours of a soothing waterfall and stream! The audio was recorded in binaural audio allowing you to get a 3D/Immersive experience. This is a 10 hour recording shows water cascading off a ledge and into the stream below it. The sound can be used for relaxation, study or sleep.
This amazing waterfall is not far from our house. After discovering it, I dragged our audio and camera equipment to its base and made this recording. I hope you enjoy!
- Our latest video – Peaceful Winter Scenes
Our latest captured nature video focuses on the peaceful scenes and natural binaural audio of snowfalling. A lot people look at winter as a bleak time of year but it can be so beautiful if you step back and enjoy it for what it is. While a summer thunderstorm can lead to more noise, snow makes things quieter, more peaceful. I hope you enjoy these selected scenes and the sights and sounds of a winter snowfall.
- Tree of Life Trail Cam Video in New England
Tree of Life Trail Cam Video in New England | January 2020 – Lots of deer action this month of the Tree of Life trail cam for January 2020. Lots of deer activity this month but some nice footage of the bobcats, coyotes and even an owl looking down over the deer! The Tree of Life trail camera is located deep in the woods of the quiet hills in northeastern Connecticut.
- Relaxing Stream Sounds for 10 Hours
Relaxing Stream Sounds for 10 Hours | Natural Binaural Audio for Sleeping, Study & White Noise –
Looking for relaxing sounds of a rocky stream as it rolls by? This is a binaural audio recording which gives you an immersive experience as the river does its thing. This video is extended to 10 hours to allow it to be played for sleeping, studying or for background white noise.
The Willimantic River winds for many miles south of us and made for a nice sound and scene for us to record late one fall day. Enjoy!
- Tree of Life Trail Cam Video in New England
Tree of Life Trail Cam Video in New England | December 2020 –
Lots of deer action this month of the Tree of Life trail cam for December 2020. The bucks make another appearance with their racks. The Tree of Life trail camera is located deep in the woods of the quiet hills in northeastern Connecticut.
This is footage from our woods behind our farm that we captured using our trail cam.
- Moments in Nature: Relaxing Rivers, Peaceful Streams for Sleep, Relaxing, Study
Moments in Nature: Relaxing Rivers, Peaceful Streams for Sleep, Relaxing, Study | Binaural Audio, 4K –
Moments in Nature: Calming River and Stream Sounds will help you Relax or reduce Anxiety. If you have insomnia or can’t sleep then the sound can ease you into sleep. Improve your study session by playing this in the background – helping to block out noise and provide nice background ambience. High definition (96 kHz – 24 bit) binaural audio recorded for ASMR relaxation, meditation, study and sleep.
We have lots of different rivers and rocky streams in our area and carefully selected these places and scenes to provide a relaxing experience for you. We shot them over a period of time.
- Bright Nights at Forest Park – Springfield, MA
Bright Nights at Forest Park – Springfield, MA 2020 | 4K –
Enjoy a virtual drive through Forest Park in Springfield, MA and one of the nations top holiday drive through lighting displays in 4K. The Bright Nights display is a several mile long drive through holiday lighting display. The park is adorned with lights from different themes including Dr Seuss, Hasbro and other companies based in the Springfield area.
We recorded this on our drive through the lighting display using a gimbal mount and 4K camera.
- Virtual Drive Through Forest Covered with Snow
Virtual Drive Through Forest Covered with Snow (Forest Drive in Winter – New England) | 4K –
Enjoy a peaceful virtual drive through a forest covered with snow. This video is shot in 4K to maximize the beauty of the scene. The drive takes us through a quiet New England road after a fresh snowfall. The trees are covered with snow along with the road. We stop a few times to enjoy the peaceful scenes.
We are so lucky that we live near one of the largest forests in southern New England. After a recent snowfall we decided to hop in the car and take a drive through the main forest road. It was so pretty as the snow clinged to the trees.
- Winter Stream with Natural Binaural Audio
Winter Stream with Natural Binaural Audio | Relaxing Nature Sounds for Sleeping (10 Hours) –
Enjoy 10 hours of mountain stream sounds recorded in binaural audio for a complete immersion experience. Relax to the sounds as you sleep, study or relax.
In the winter streams continue to flow but after a fresh snowfall can make for an impressive scene which is why we chose to record these scene for another extended video of a nature. Enjoy!
- Moments in Nature: Peaceful Views of Winter in New England
Moments in Nature: Peaceful Views of Winter in New England | Binaural Sound –
Moments in Nature: Enjoy some beautiful scenes of winter in New England. These peaceful scenes feature natural binaural audio. Winter scenes include forest views with trees covered by snow, open fields, stone walls and other winter scenes in the New England countryside.
Winter scenes are among my favorite! We recorded this after a recent snowfall. The beauty of a snowfall is that it makes the forest quieter, not louder. I hope you enjoy these moments in nature that we captured.
- 2020 in Review – Happy New Year | Clips from Nature
2020 in Review – Happy New Year | Clips from Nature – 2020 is a year that will go down in history. Besides all the historic events that took place this year it’s also the year that the Captured Nature channel started creating content! Please enjoy these clips of the nature that we captured. Our nature videos capture the sights and natural sound of nature and this year we started creating videos in August.
- Moments in Nature: Nature’s Christmas Tree
Moments in Nature: Nature’s Christmas Tree – Merry Christmas from the Captured Nature Channel!
Just a quick video to wish all of you a Merry Christmas! If you are new here, welcome! We do hope you’ll consider subscribing as we bring you peaceful and relaxing scenes of nature in our area with natural sound for your enjoyment.
- Winter Walk in the Woods
Winter Walk in the Woods | Natural Sound of Walking through the Woods after a Snowfall –
Take a virtual walk through the woods after a fresh snowfall. The snow froze so it is “crunchy” but you can see the snow still clinging to the trees. The recording uses the ambient natural sound for your enjoyment and relaxation.
These are the trails through our woods. We used a gimbal to stabilize the video as we walked through the woods. I hope that you enjoy this walk through our woods that we captured.
- 12/16-12/17/2020 Northeast Nor’easter Snowstorm Timelapse
12/16-12/17/2020 Northeast Nor’easter Snowstorm Timelapse | Stafford Springs, CT – Here’s a timelapse of the monster noreaster snowstorm that affected most of the northeast on 12/16 & 12/17/2020. We recorded this timelapse in Stafford Springs, CT. The Nor’easter snow started around 8PM and ended later the next afternoon.
- Real Time Bird Feeder Cam November 2020
Real Time Bird Feeder Cam November 2020 | Backyard Nature Sights and Sounds – Great for Cats & Dogs! –
Here’s some real time footage of a backyard bird feeder along with the sights and sounds of all the birds around the yard. Not only is it nice to watch but your pet cats and dogs will be intrigued as well with the sounds of birds as they fill the room!
I got the idea of shooting the bird feeder when I was thinking of themes for videos. What better way to showcase the nature in our backyard than to show our backyard and the nature it attracts.
- Moments in Nature: Beautiful Scenes of Nature Waiting for Spring As We Wait for Christmas
Moments in Nature: Beautiful Scenes of Nature Waiting for Spring As We Wait for Christmas – Moments in Nature: Just as we are in Advent waiting for Christmas, nature has entered it’s waiting period here in New England as it waits for Spring. Here’s some beautiful scenes of nature around our area transitioning to it’s dormant season and it waits for Spring.
- The Road Less Traveled | A Virtual Walk with Natural Sound
The Road Less Traveled | A Virtual Walk with Natural Sound in New England 4K –
Take a virtual walk along with us on a road less traveled and listen to the sounds of nature while we walk along. This is a dirt farm road through the woods of rural New England in Northeastern Connecticut. We filmed this later one fall and hope that you find it as uplifting as we did.
We also put the words of Robert Frost’s “The Road Less Traveled” along with the walk in this version of the poem: https://youtu.be/9HmB7Wm53LI
- The Road Not Taken, A Poem by Robert Frost
The Road Not Taken, A Poem by Robert Frost | Virtual Walk on The Road Less Traveled 4K –
This is a virtual walk that we shot along a road less traveled. Overlayed along the walk are the words of Robert Frost’s poem The Road Less Traveled. We are all better off for having traveled on the road and I hope you enjoy this take on poem. If you’d like to take the walk with us without the words of the poet you can see that version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5gqrG31Ffw
- Lake Side Stream in Late Fall
Lake Side Stream in Late Fall | 10 Hours of Natural Sound for Sleep or Relaxation – We shot this footage in some nearby wetlands one afternoon. Enjoy listening to the natural sounds of a steam alongside a lake. There’s 10 hours of relaxing scenes for sleep, relaxation or study.
- Moments in Nature: New England Stone Walls
Moments in Nature: New England Stone Walls | Relaxing Scenes with Natural Binaural Sound –
Moments in Nature: Driving around New England you are sure to notice ancient stone walls in the woods. These woods reveal the history of the land and people who who used to live there. You see foundations of houses where people lived and the fields that they plowed and pastures that they used. Take a few relaxing minutes to look at some peaceful scenes of ancient New England stone walls and imagine the past and history that they saw.
We have a lot of stone walls in our area and so these seemed like a perfect theme for a video about nature in New England. We shot this around the area showcasing the beauty that man can sometimes impart in nature.
This was recorded using binaural microphones for the best natural sound.
- Thanksgiving 2020 | Nature’s Thanksgiving from the Captured Nature Channel
Thanksgiving 2020 | Nature’s Thanksgiving from the Captured Nature Channel –
There’s lots of nature to be thankful for in 2020. Here’s what we think nature has to for thankful for in 2020 in our local area.
We THANK YOU for your support and we hope everyone has a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!
These are pictures that we’ve taken over the years to exemplify Thanksgiving.
If you’re not already a subscriber, we hope you’ll consider subscribing to our YouTube channel to support our work.
- A Walk in the New England Woods in Late Fall for Relaxation
A Walk in the New England Woods in Late Fall for Relaxation | Natural Audio 4K ASMR –
Take a relaxing walking in the New England Woods during late fall. Listen to the natural sound of the leaves rustling beneath your feet and the sights of the forest for relaxation. The ASMR recording is of the natural audio.
These are paths through our woods. We used a gimbal balanced camera mount to capture the scene as we walked though the woods one fall day.
- Tree of Life Trail Cam | Bucks, Coyotes,, Owls and More on the Trail Cam Pickup November 2020
Tree of Life Trail Cam | Bucks, Coyotes,, Owls and More on the Trail Cam Pickup November 2020 – Things were active in the woods in November with Bucks and Doe’s visiting the Tree of Life. Along with them we had a couple of visits from Coyotes and the Owl returned so something for everyone on this trail cam pickup in the Connecticut Woods.
- 10 Hours of Peaceful Snowfall with Natural Sound
10 Hours of Peaceful Snowfall with Natural Sound | Binaural Audio for Sleeping, Study, Relaxation –
We recently had our first snowfall of the season and snow provides such a relaxing and calming scene. This is a 10 hour loop of snow falling and wintry scenes all recorded with natural binaural audio that provides a 3D experience with the sound of snow falling. This ASMR experience is best when listening with headphones.
We recorded these scenes one afternoon during our first snowfall. The sound of snow falling is so peaceful which is why I had to grab our camera and audio equipment and make a recording!
- Late Fall Snow Aerial View
Late Fall Snow Aerial View | Snow Clinging to Trees from Above (Mavic Mini) – Take a flights above the trees with snow clinging to the trees in late autumn in New England. These shots were captured with our DJI Mavic Mini after a recent fall snowfall.
- 10 Hours of an Autumn Brook in New England
10 Hours of an Autumn Brook in New England | Natural Sound for Relaxation, Study or Sleeping –
This is a 10 hour recording of a secluded brook in New England. It includes natural sound for relaxing, sleeping, meditation or study.
This was such a pretty shot that we made that I decided to extend it so that you could enjoy it longer.
- Moments in Nature: Early Snow, Peaceful Scenes of Late Autumn in New England
Moments in Nature: Early Snow, Peaceful Scenes of Late Autumn in New England | Binaural Sound –
Moments in Nature: Snow sometimes comes early in New England and in late October we were treated to a peaceful snowy day. This video shows some of the scenes and the following day when the snow clinged to the trees before starting to melt.
I hope you enjoy these late fall scenes of a snowy day in New England that we shot and will consider subscribing to support our work!
- An Uplifting Message for You
An Uplifting Message for You | New England Seasonal Transitions – Here is a look at the transitions of seasons around a lake here in New England. Each season almost seems permanent once it is in place but we know that every season has its time. We certainly know that we are living through a special season of life and it too will pass so we leave you with an uplifting message that YOU, yes YOU, are created in this time and that God makes everything perfect in its time.
We shot this over several seasons in the hills above our home. When I blended the footage together I was so moved that I wanted to share it with you. I hope you find our footage as moving as we found it.
Peace be with you in this season!
Canon in D Major – Johann Pachelbel performed by Kevin MacLeod
- New England Autumn Slideshow 2020
New England Autumn Slideshow 2020 | Beautiful imagery & Music for Relaxation –
Fall in New England is wrapping up in many places and so here is a slideshow looking back on some of the beautiful scenes we captured over the past couple of months.
This fall was so beautiful. We captured lots of scenes with our video and audio equipment but also captured some amazing stills. These are pictures from our drives around the are to capture nature, particularly the fall foliage this fall.
- Autumn Winds in New England
Autumn Winds in New England | Binaural Audio and Natural Sound for Relaxation, Meditation –
This is 10 hours of natural autumn wind sound recorded in binaural audio for an immersive experience. The scene is a fall day on a quiet road and the leaves are rustling as they gust through the hills of New England.
We shot this in one of our favorite places. It’s fairly remote but there’s a maintained dirt road that goes on for miles. We parked along the side of the road and just started letting nature do its thing!
- Aerial New England Fall Foliage
Last week I talked about how vibrant the foliage was popping here in New England and how busy we have been trying to capture scenes of nature with all the pretty reds, oranges, yellows along with blue skies and green lush evergreens. This week we compiled a video of aerial footage of the colors which make it look even more amazing! Set to classical and other music for a background, we take you over the forests but also fly over small villages with white steeple churches that New England is famous for. The hills are alive with color and seeing them from the air is the best way to do that.
- Fall Waterfall Sounds
Among the scenes we’ve been capturing lately was a tiny waterfall flowing out of a beaver pond surrounded by autumn colors. It makes such a nice sound and I felt that the scene would make a great longer video that could be used as a background for ambience, relaxing or sleeping. This weeks video is a loop of the small waterfall for you to enjoy no matter what you need it for!
- September Trail Cam Videos
September turned out to be a quiet month on the Tree of Life Trail Cam in the Connecticut Woods. The deer are all busy getting ready for winter and we see appearances from other critters as well. Enjoy this glimpse into the life of woodland critters!
- 2020 New England Fall Foliage Scenes
The leaves have been showing more color every day for the past few weeks and we’ve been out capturing different scenes showing what fall in New England looks like. We traveled down back roads and had a lot of early mornings to find the right scenes and I hope you enjoy what we have put together for you. This year the colors seem more vibrant than every. Maybe it’s just that we’ve spent more time inside this year than others but the reds, oranges and every other color that mother nature throws at us this time of year just seem more vibrant than every. We are truly blessed to live in this corner of the world!
- Clouds with Wind Sounds
Who hasn’t laid down in a field and looked up and watched the clouds float by? Here’s a two hour video doing just that. Enjoy the crisp white clouds float against a cobalt blue sky while listening to the sound of wind. This video makes a great back drop for relaxation, meditation or any time you want something natural playing in the background.
- Wind Sounds
One of the hardest sounds to capture authentically is wind. It’s also one of the softest and peaceful sounds if done right. We recently capture the sound of wind blowing through the autumn leaves. We know a lot of people have been enjoying our New England Night Chorus video which features a dark screen for sleeping or relaxing and this video too features a dark screen for sleeping or relaxing. It’s pure wind sound looped for 10 hours just for you!
- Sunrise above the clouds!
Here’s a quick clip of the sunrise above the clouds! We were out filming for an upcoming video and were capturing the hills that formed islands while they valley’s filled with fog. It was right before dawn and the drone turned just in time to see the sun peak above the horizon. Enjoy this peaceful scene and stay tuned for the aerial video of the fall colors here in New England!
- Barnyard Sights and Sounds
Here’s a video for anyone who grew-up on a farm or longs to be in the country and hear the sounds of barnyard animals. Watch and listen with us we swing wide the barn doors and release the chickens, ducks and turkey’s from their nightly roost to start their day frolicking in the barnyard. It’s quite a ruckus listening to all of them as they flood out the door and are given food and water to start their day. For those that grew-up on a farm this will bring back some memories and for those longing to be in the country put on some headphones and immerse yourself in this binaural audio recording of farm animals!
- Rooster Crowing
In filming an upcoming video I couldn’t resist putting together the clips of the rooster crowing as it’s not something you always “see” but nice to hear.
- Real Fireplace with Natural Sound
With September coming to a close the weather starts getting colder and having a fire in a fireplace is something that we all look forward to. However, its not always possible to have a fire but having the ambiance is important. This video allows you to have a virtual fireplace going in the background or in the room while you go about your business. This video fireplace features natural sound of a roaring fire! If you listen carefully, you might also pickup the faint sound of a cock ticking off in the distance.
- Cloud Timelapses
Just a quick video combining some of our favorite timelapses of clouds rolling by. Enjoy!
- New England Lakes with Natural Sound
This week’s video includes segments looking over different lakes in New England. As with most of our videos we capture the natural sound at the time of recording instead of blending in bird sounds or music into the video. I hope you enjoy these peaceful scenes looking over water here in New England!
- Sunrise over a New England Lake in Early Fall
As summer fades in New England there are some subtle changes that start occurring on the landscape. Most people think of our foliage but other things happen as well. As the temperature cools so does the land and water but they can often be slow to change. When the air is colder than the water fog can form on the water surface. When the air is still like it usually is before dawn it can be quick pretty.
At sunrise and sunset we often miss out on details that come and go by very quickly. Here is a video showing sunrise over a lake in New England in early fall shown in real time. This video has natural sound which allows you to be immersed in the scene and enjoy those details that you might normally miss. Watch how quickly the color in the sky comes and goes and even moves across the sky!
- Bees Pollinating Flowers
Here’s another video showing something that we often take for granted – bees pollinating flowers. This is a one hour recording of bees pollinating the flowers on our hydrangea bush. The flowers were in peak bloom and bees were hitting just about everyone. You can even hear the bees buzzing the microphone from time to time. In the background we can see some clouds floating by.
- Cows in a Meadow
Sometimes we dive by a farm and the cows in a meadow just become something in the background and we miss the beautiful details of cows just being cows eating their way across a meadow. This recording is of a group of cows doing just that – eating their way across a meadow. It gives us an opportunity to listen to the sounds of a meadow with cows in it as they make their way from one side to another.
I tried to edit the sound to eliminate some of the traffic sounds.
- Summer Night Sounds of New England
There is a something special about evening and nightfall on a summer day in New England. When the sun sets the birds go to sleep and a chorus begins. It can become a background sound but when you stop to hear it it’s a special sound. This is a recording that we completed one summer evening using binaural microphones which gives you an immersive experience with headphones. The recording was extended to 10 hours to provide a background sound for someone looking for something to have on in the background for sleeping, relaxing or meditating.
To make this sound more enjoyable I’ve provided a dark black screen with the sound playing in the background.
- More Bird Action – Hummingbirds!
Today we also released a video showing hummingbirds coming to our hummingbird feeder. It’s fascinating to watch these birds move and how they hover over the feeder while they feed. I wish I had a better lens to capture the long tongue in slow motion but perhaps one day. In the mean time, I hope you enjoy these hummingbirds feed!
- Backyard Bird Feeder with Natural Sound
Here’s a real time recording from one of our backyard bird feeders showing the different birds that are showing up this time of year!
- July’s Trail Cam Video
We’re continuing our tradition of showing footage from our trail cam at what we call The Tree of Life. We call it the Tree of Life because of the wide variety of life that shows up around the base. We’ve seen dozens of types of critters and know that there will be others. In July we got our first glimpse of this years baby deer!
- Our First Nature Video!
Today we published our first nature video! This morning we visited Bigelow Hollow State Park and surrounding areas and captured some scenes as the sun rose. We were greeting with canoe paddlers canoeing while fog rolled over the surface of the water. The sunlight trickled down through the forest canopy and provided some nice scenes on the forest floor. We also captured some water flowing in a rocky stream. It’s been dry so the water level is down but it still provides a nice sound.