Nature video update from Vestvolden in Copenhagen June 16, 2021, around 11:30 am.

In this video I’m taking a ramble in my usual area by Vestvolden, along the water canal, through the tree vegetation and into the grass field. I have visited this place a few times before, eg. in May, January and December.

I like to observe the changes over the seasons. This time, I think I succeeded in capturing some of the early summer atmosphere with lush green growth and the feeling of life everywhere.

Inside the wood the light is remarkably dimmed. Only few rays of sunlight reach the forest floor, instead the main light source is the green canopy. This creates a strong green cast in the video.

Watch the video with headphones for a full experience (Slow-TV, Binaural Audio).

Weather: 18C, sunny.

We have (again) had a sustained dry period with no rain for many weeks now, however it is good to see that the vegetation seems fairly unaffected, at least in the shady areas. The forecast for the coming days predicts a heat wave (plus 30C), luckily the forecast also indicates heavy showers, so this is something I look forward to.

Equipment used: Customized setup with Sony fdr-x3000 action cam, Zhiyun Smooth Q gimbal. Video settings: WB 6000K, AVC 30 fps, 50mpbs. Wide angle, active stabilization. 0.75 lens.

Vestvolden 16. Juni 2021
Vestvolden 16. Juni 2021

Posted by: recordingsofnature | June 2, 2021

Nature Update: Morning Chorus by Vestvolden – May 29, 2021

Nature video update from an early morning on Vestvolden, May 29 2021, around 4:15 am.

After a cold and sun deprived May, we’ve finally had a few days with sun and warmth, and everything is really now growing and leafing out.
The video starts about 20 minutes before sunrise. At that time it was already fairly bright in the open, however as I stepped into the small forest it turned out surprisingly dark.
It was a special experience to walk through the area with the intense bird song combined with the sound of passing trucks on the motorway.

Watch the video with headphones for full experience (Slow-TV, Binaural Audio).

Weather: 10C, cloudy.

Equipment used: Customized setup with Sony fdr-x3000 action cam, Zhiyun Smooth Q gimbal. Video settings: WB 6500K, AVC 30 fps, 50mpbs. Wide angle, active stabilization. 0.75 lens. Some processing in Davinci Resolve to bring up the light in the dark forest parts.

Veskvolden 29. maj 2021
Veskvolden 29. maj 2021
Posted by: recordingsofnature | April 19, 2021

Nature Update: Delayed spring in Vestskoven – April 14, 2021

Nature video update from a cold morning in Vestskoven, April 14 2021, around 6:30 am shortly after sunrise.

This year, winter and spring have varied with waves of cold and warm weather. So far, April has been cold with persistent night frost, which is reflected by delayed tree leaf unfolding and plant growth in the forest.

It is great to see, that this forest appears to be kept fairly wild. Fallen tree trunks and branches can be seen all over.

The motorway noise was very dominating on this Wednesday morning. A Saturday or Sunday would have been much more quiet. Anyway, see this recording as view into the life in the forest on a regular weekday.

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Weather: -2C, low northerly wind, clear sky.

Recent years, there has been an increasing focus on the role of forests for supporting biodiversity and insects as well for carbon uptake. Now, it actually looks like these ideas are being widespread implemented in Denmark. So, it is likely that we are going to see a lot more of this type of wild forest in Denmark in the coming years. This is going to be very interesting to follow.

Vestskoven 14. April 2021
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Posted by: recordingsofnature | March 17, 2021

Nature Update: Early spring in Bakkeskoven – March 15, 2021

Nature video update from Bakkeskoven in Brøndbyøster, March 15, 2021 around 10:30 am.

This forest (Bakkeskoven) was planted in 2005, and on this March morning the area stood very quiet and still, except for the motorway next door. Nevertheless, this area is full of rapidly growing trees and plants, and as far as I can see, they have planted several different sorts, mainly oak (I think). Definitely, this will be a nice area to follow in the coming years.

I’m curious to find out if I can find my way through this forest section again later this spring, when the leaves have unfolded and the ground vegetation has come up. No doubt, it will much more green and very enclosed space.

Watch the video with headphones for full experience (Slow-TV, Binaural Audio).

Weather: 3C, heavy clouds and light rain.

Equipment used: Customized setup with Sony fdr-x3000 action cam, Zhiyun Smooth Q gimbal and external audio recording using my Tree-ears microphones. Video settings: WB 6000K, 60 fps, 50mpbs. Wide angle, active stabilization. +0.75 lens. Vivid colors. Upscaling in Vidcoder to 1440p to get VP09 codec on Youtube.

Bakkeskoven in Brøndbyøster, 15 March 2021
Posted by: recordingsofnature | March 6, 2021

Nature Update: On the ice, Lejre Vig – 14 February 2021

Nature video update from Lejre Vig – Roskilde Fjord, February 14, 2021 around 4:30 pm.

After 2 weeks of solid freezing temperatures, thick ice has formed on lakes and shallow coastal waters across the country. We have not had this kind of lasting cold weather for many years now, and you never know when we will get it again, so this was a good occasion to document a bit of nice frosty winter atmosphere in Denmark.

Watch the video with headphones for full experience (Slow-TV, Binaural Audio).

Weather: 0C. Temperature dropping in the shade. Clam and clear sky.

Equipment used: Customized setup with Sony fdr-x3000 action cam, Zhiyun Smooth Q gimbal and external audio recording using my Tree-ears microphones. Video settings: WB 6200K, 60 fps, 50mpbs. Wide angle, active stabilization. +0.75 lens. Vivid colors. A bit of color balancing in Davinci Resolve, and export as 1440p to get VP9 codec on Youtube.

Posted by: recordingsofnature | February 1, 2021

Nature Update: Vestvolden in winter – 31 January 2021

Nature video update from Vestvolden in Brøndby, January 31, 2021, at around sunrise.
For the first time in 2 years, we finally have some real winter weather, with a bit of snow and ice. It is nice to experience the calmness and how the sounds are completely different. Many lifeforms, plants and insects, are now getting a proper break before the busy growing season.

Still, I can’t wait to visit this place again in late spring when it has turned into a wilderness of green vegetation.

Watch the video with headphones for full experience (Slow-TV, Binaural Audio).

Weather 0 C, after light snow, calm.

Equipment used: Customized setup with Sony fdr-x3000 action cam, Zhiyun Smooth Q gimbal and external audio recording using my Tree-ears microphones. Video settings: WB 6700K, AVC 30 fps, 50mpbs. Wide angle, active stabilization. +0.75 lens. Vivid colors.

Posted by: recordingsofnature | December 7, 2020

Nature Update: By Vestvolden in December – 4 December 2020

Nature video update from Vestvolden in Brøndby, December 4, 2020. I’m taking the same route as in last post, one month ago. It’s a nice area. The colors have now faded and the trees stand bare, but all the leaves on the ground form a thick layer of thermal insulation. Now we just wait for snow and frost. The nearby motorway is as loud as ever.

Watch the video with headphones for full experience (Slow-TV, Binaural Audio).

Weather 4C, dry and a bit windy

Equipment used: Customized setup with Sony fdr-x3000 action cam, Zhiyun Smooth Q gimbal and external audio recording using my Tree-ears microphones. Video settings: WB 6400K, AVC 30 fps, 50mpbs. Wide angle, active stabilization. +1.0 lens. Vivid colors.

Posted by: recordingsofnature | October 30, 2020

Nature Update: Autumn by Vestvolden – 30 October 2020

Nature video update from Vestvolden in Brøndby, 30 October 2020. Vestvolden is an old rampart canal that, despite being located right next to the O3 motorway, holds a number of fairly undisturbed nature areas with tree vegetation, shrubs and bogs. And right now, the Autumn colors are just exploding.

Watch the video with headphones for full experience (Binaural Audio).

Weather 10C, light rain, calm

Equipment used: Customized setup with Sony fdr-x3000 action cam, Zhiyun Smooth Q gimbal and external audio recording using my Tree-ears microphones. Video settings: WB 6200K, AVC 30 fps, 50mpbs. Wide angle, active stabilization. +0.75 lens. Vivid colors.

Posted by: recordingsofnature | October 14, 2020

Nature Update: October forest morning 11.10.2020

Nature video update from 11 October 2020, “early” Sunday morning just before sunrise – around 8 am in Brøndbyskoven near Vestvolden. Overall, an eventless ramble through the forest vegetation. The forest is still green with just minor signs of fall colors. Various mushrooms are however plentiful on the forest floor. The forest still has this shady and green atmosphere.

Watch video with headphones for best experience (binaural audio)

Weather 8C, only few clouds, calm

Equipment used: Customized setup with Sony fdr-x3000 action cam, Zhiyun Smooth Q gimbal and external audio recording using my Tree-ears microphones. Video settings: WB 6500K, AVC 30 fps, 50mpbs. Wide angle, active stabilization. +0.75 lens. Vivid colors.

Posted by: recordingsofnature | September 22, 2020

Nature Update: Foggy September morning by small lake, 20/9 – 2020

Nature video update. Slow-TV. September 20, 2020 at 8:00 am, Bakkeskoven, Copenhagen.

A foggy Sunday morning in September. I am taking a ramble through the wet grasses and plants, all very picturesque in these special lighting conditions. The motorway is just on the other side of the earth berm, but the noise is surprisingly well shielded – just until you get on the top of the hill.

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No wind, 12C, Fog/mist.

View of the motorway from the of the earth berm

Equipment used: Customized setup with Sony fdr-x3000 action cam, Zhiyun Smooth Q gimbal and external audio recording using my semi-binaural microphones. Video settings: WB 6200K, AVC 60 fps, 50mpbs. Wide angle, active stabilization. +1.00 lens. Vivid colors. Upscaled to 1440 in Vidcoder.

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