Joy, Happiness and Serenity Derived from Tallgrass Wildflowers in a Prairie What exactly is it about witnessing the beauty of nature first-hand that gives us a sense of serenity, peace and joy? For instance, why does looking at tallgrass wildflowers blowing in the wind in a vast prairie awaken our senses and make us feel […]
There’s no doubt that as we become more and more technologically evolved, the amount of stress we are exposed to increases. Cell phones, laptops, Wi-Fi all keep us connected to the grid.
We spend less time with our family and friends, we find ourselves multi-tasking on the commute to work all in an effort to try and get it all done.
We sleep less, we eat worse yet we say what a life saver technology is.
Filming nature and wildlife is a natural stress reducer for me. You have to be patient. You have to spend a lot of time just being in nature. When you have nothing but time while you’re waiting for the light to be just right or for some wildlife to make an appearance you start taking in the sights and sounds around you. I always feel better when I come back from filming nature and wildlife.
I noticed something a while back when I was editing some footage I had recently shot. I had some background music playing while I worked and I noticed as I edited the footage I became more relaxed. The tension in my jaw muscles was gone, my shoulders dropped and relaxed. My mind slowed down and just for a minute I was disengaged from everything around me.
So I wondered if it were possible to just break away for sixty seconds and see if that would make a difference.
Check out some of the videos below and let me know what you think.
Grand Prismatic Spring One would be hard-pressed to say that there are any natural wonders in the world more magical than the Grand Prismatic Spring. It is the largest hot spring in all of America and it is the third largest one in the world. Yet it is neither of these factors that make this […]
Picture a cloudy day. The sky is low and heavy, pushing on both the body and the soul. The people around you feel weighted down by the weather, as though to match the grey with their emotions. Suddenly, the sun burns victoriously through the clouds and misery. Every face brightens. With its many cheerful rays […]
The Serenity of Falling Snow Many scenes in nature can have a calming effect on individuals. One in particular in the image of falling snow. It is common for people to sit at there windows during a snow fall, watching it come down. Also, it can be relaxing to stand out in the snow, letting […]
Serenity And Water: The Pulse Of Life Water is blood to the earth. Without its flowing rivers, pounding into the arteries of oceans and seas, and the crashing cascade of waterfalls, the earth would dry up and die. Even individuals removed from water for too long begin to feel a dryness inside which no amount […]
Waikiki Beach, Hawaii Once a retreat for Hawaiian royalty, Waikiki Beach is enjoyed by people from all of the world. Take a moment and relax as ocean waves roll gently onto the golden sand. About Kevin J Railsback Award-winning filmmaker Kevin J Railsback has traveled as far as Africa to test HD cameras for Panasonic. […]
Montana Waterfall The voices of nature have a profound effect on our state of mind, making us calmer, relaxed, and in complete control of our being. One such whisper of the wild is the sound of falling water such as that of a waterfall. The sound reminds us of the trying struggle the river braves […]
Imagine this: it is the dawn of a new day. It is the start of a beautiful fall morning and nature is beckoning. How do you respond? Fall is a favourite season for many as the days are warm and the nights are cool. This is a video of the sun backlighting the mist in […]