Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Hearing

There are many pleasant sounds. Some are big, some are small. I have chosen a man-made sound and a sound of nature, each contributing to our sense of hearing.

Gallery #1 is a fog-horn. We got to hear that familiar two-note low-frequency fog-horn wale first-hand while at Whitefish Point Lighthouse as the fog lay heavily over Lake Superior! With improvements in ocean navigation technology, the number of fog-horns still in use has dwindled. But not so long ago, the fog-horn was a sound of warning and safety for the mariner plying the dark seas.

Gallery #2 comes from the sound of water in nature. This water ripples past partially submerged rocks in a creek bed and offers a soft and soothing sound, in pure contrast to the noise of civilization.

Hear more sounds at Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Hearing!

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    1. Yes, my week has started well. Hope all is going for you as well. Thank you for selecting me for the feature list. I very much appreciate that. I kind of wish I was now up where that fog-horn sits on the edge of Lake Superior!

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  1. The sound of water is always a winner, but the foghorn is interesting. In England, it has a very mournful single note which lasts say, five seconds or so, then a silence of a couple of seconds and then repeat the long mournful note. It can last hours, and sounds as if it is weeping for the loss of the Titanic.

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