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Homestead Mornings - Observing Nature (4K UHD) [No Talking] {Relaxing Music}

 
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Early mornings on a homestead are a truly magical time of the day. They are great opportunities to pause, reflect and take it all in. So much can be learned by simply examining the tapestry of life around you. It's with this child-like wonder and appreciation that I bring you my newest "No Talking" video. Hope you enjoy! 🦋🙂🌳

 
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For a few years I was really into photography, and they say photography is understanding light, and the best "light" is just after sunrise. So I would head out at sun rise, and get a lot of pictures of my farm. I was quiet, but as the farm woke up, there was a lot to hear.

I saw a ton of wildlife, mostly because I was sneaking up on them as I was being really silent as I walked. But I got a lot of pictures during that era of my life for sure.

Now I am too busy to dedicate an hour daily to hiking across my farm to take pictures, at least in the summer. In the winter I do a lot of exploring in terms of geology. I have more time in the winter, but mostly there are no bugs or mosquitoes! And the snow too deadens a lot of sound making things still interesting.


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Thanks for sharing, Travis! I totally agree. Morning light is the best for photography/videography. Dusk is nice too but it's just not the same. Dawn tends to have whiter, colder light I find, maybe that's why? Dusk tends to show warmer light and more orange and yellow hues. As someone who has poor vision, both times are a challenging time for me, especially while driving, but dusk tends to be much worse.

I absolutely love that you chose to include a shot of an old bike on your property like we have. A friend recently asked me why I had mine sitting next to a tree behind the Hugulkutur mounds, as though he was expecting an answer that would support some type of usefulness. But no, it's purely for esthetics and that's ok. A lot of us seem to get in this mindset where we just forget about what looks nice and focus too much on what purpose it serves. There's nothing wrong with having something around that just looks nice? That's art in a nutshell - something that's out of context to make you think a little or remember old times. Whatever the reason there's nothing wrong with adding stuff to our homesteads to make them look nice (preferably with something that would be going to the landfill anyway).

Your property looks very beautiful, my friend, and it's easy to understand why you've spent so many mornings out there taking photographs. Your geology work in the winters also sounds interesting to me. What type of stuff are you doing exactly? What are you looking for?
 
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