In choosing "sounds in your town", NanU wrote: "There are two versions of this theme. First, the simple one. We’ve been treated many different aspects of what your town looks like. Treat another sense: what makes your town sound like your town? Traffic? Kids playing? Birds? That annoying dog next door? Fill our senses with a differentperspective.
The complicated version (and I apologise for not giving you more lead-timeon this) I have heard called a ‘blind hike’. Find a trusty partner. Wear a blindfold (no peeking!). Get your camera, and with the help of your partner, wander around noticing what you hear. "
I went for the first option as I left it too late to read NanU's suggestion and then didn't have enough time to try the 'blind hike' - hope someone else did, it should make for a great post. Even in chosing the first option, I'm posting photos from my archives (just been that kind of week).
This first photo combines two of my favorite things - walking in the woods and trains. And of course part of the joy of trains is the sound - the rumble, the crossing signal bells, the whistle/horn, even the "All Aboard!". This particular line (Canadian Pacific) is freight only and is one of two lines - the other being frieght and passenger trains (CN/Via Rail)- that pass through Woodstock.
This second photo is of the church bell steeple of Church of the Epiphany (Anglican) which is about 3 minutes walk from our house. On Saturday and Sunday mornings we can hear the bells. I suspect Saturday is practice time for Sunday (maybe?). The traffic signal in this photo brings to mind the 'blind hike' idea. When I visit Toronto I always pause and listen to the chirping sounds of the traffic signals - the sounds are crosswalk cues for visually impaired pedestrians.
So that's it from here - what sounds will I hear from the other Shoot Out participants?!