Warbling lines

Warbling comes from the verb to warble: to sing in a gentle trilling manner.

“In the Autumn and Winter, filming reflections on a lake is different every time, even if you go exactly on the same spot, using the same angle. The smallest weather change makes a big difference in texture, color, rhythm and form. This makes it so interesting because it is very hard to get exactly the same conditions again.
Sometimes I’m out there, without stabilizer or tripod, and I film something that works out really great, except that I jerk the camera around too much. “Next time better.”, I think, and return one day later with a tripod but what I want isn’t there anymore.

It depends on the wind and what is moving on the surface. For instance, the calmer the wind, the clearer the reflections are, whereas with strong wind, reflections are shattered in little pieces. What happens in the sky has a huge impact as well. When there are ducks around, you can expect violent changes in the rhythm and direction of waves.
In the Summer it is a little easier as the weather conditions don’t change that dramatically but the Winter time creates subtle shades I like very much.

While filming for the  “Warbling lines” video at the lake of Bomal, the wind blew very softly from higher up, that is why we can see the power lines reflected on the surface of the lake. Usually, I don’t see them appearing at all.”

Rudolf Boogerman, 31 October 2018

Part of the art project “Patterns & rhythms in nature” – By Rudolf Boogerman.
Recommended to use stereo speakers to get the best sound experience.

Medium: Sony FX1 Camcorder
Resolution: 1920×1080
Video Length: 00:02:59


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