Waves and Water

This is meant to be viewed on three separate monitors. Each video is shown below.

This unique shore is alvar limestone. Note the water snake top right making its way into the water, a counter wave movement to the directions of the waves.

I took this video when there was a blue green algae bloom on the alvar shore of a lake. I inserted breathing because of the rhythm of the waves and because this algae's production of oxygen helped tip the earth's atmosphere to high enough oxygen levels to support aerobic life forms. Blue green algae has been here for a long, long time.

Spring flooding on the alvar limestone shore of Lake Windfall creates ripples of light on the cedar trees.

Water waves, colour waves, sine wave music; they all create a mesmerizing effect. Thanks goes to Johnny Kember for the sound track for this and for the next video, Ripple Wave action.

Mesmerizing or causing nausea; it varies from person to person.

Most of the ice had left Lake Huron and the remnants were floating down the St. Clair River melting as they traveled. I captured this video around 10:00 in the morning at the dock in Corunna, Ontario. You can hear a number of birds. There were flocks of migrating Long-tailed ducks on the river among the ice floes. They have a peculiar song. You can also hear English Sparrows, House Finch, Mourning Doves, and , of course, Sea Gulls. It was a very peaceful but active scene. I love the colours of the St. Clair River. I also find it intriguing how a body of water will have such different colours at different seasons.

The Ice is leaving Lake Huron and flowing down the St. Clair river on a quiet spring day.

Dawn and bird song. The bird songs fade out towards the end to represent the precipitous drop in song bird populations due to depredation by cats, climate change, and habitat destruction.

The wind falls on Windfall Lake causing sudden changes in the colour and texture of the water. Sometimes you see the surface reflections and sometimes you get to see into the water.

Unfortunately the lossy codec on Vimeo creates pixalation that does not occur in the original. Vimeo has problems displaying the complicated movement of rippling water. I put it on anyway to show the range of my work.

Schools of minnows swim by the shore. The movements in this video are complicated with the reflections of waves on the rocky bottom and the parallel lines of the minnows. Unfortunately the lossy codec on Vimeo creates pixalation that does not occur in the original. Vimeo has problems displaying the complicated movement of rippling water but I put it on to show the range of my work.

These videos are intended to be shown as a triptych on 3 large monitors.

These water beetles are very social.

This video was shot on a beautiful, still, very cold Alberta day. I took this at a foot bridge that goes to a parking lot while on a trip from my residency at the Banff Centre for Creativity. Lake Louise is gorgeous in the winter in spite of the crowds of tourists.

Sunlight reflects off of waves in shallow water and ripples across the trees along the shore. This was taken on Manitoulin Island in Ontario.