a haunting

a haunting

Changing Silver Lake

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A collection of images of Silver Lake in Port Dover, shot over a four year period showing the changes to the lake since the dam that created it was lowered. It's been a sad journey watching it deteriorate from a once healthy lake to an abandoned swamp at the hands of the Ministry of Natural Resources. Still, the former lake isn't without it's beauty, and I've tried to capture as much of it as possible here. Music is by The Great Lake Swimmers. "Changing Colours" is a haunting song from their Ongiara CD released in 2008. I first heard this song performed in Silver Lake Park, next to the lake in the images, at a festival headlined by The Great Lake Swimmers and I always thought it was an appropriate song for our changing lake. Music: Changing Colours by The Great Lake Swimmers Lyrics to Changing Colours You look at me with uncertainty, You look at me with urgency. You look at me with fear in your eyes like you're about to fall away. But don't be afraid to change your colours now. I've known you all Summer, and you rose above it all. I see you hesitate to fall now, But it's a pretty good view from down here, too. And when the wind takes you, it takes me, too. When you change colours, I change mine, too. Try not to think, and I will try to. When you let go, I will let go, too. I knew you when you were green and strong. You were like a feather on a wing, so long. You know I will miss you when you are gone, but don't be afraid if you just can't hang on. 'Cause when the wind takes you, it takes me, too. When you change colours, I change mine, too. Try not to think and I will try, too. And when you let go, I will let go, too. The cold air is pushing hard on you. I know what you're saying; I can feel it, too. You'll go through changes, and I'll go through them too. Don't be afraid now, don't be afraid. 'Cause when the wind takes you, it takes me, too. When you change colours, I change mine, too. Try not to think and I will try, too. And when you let go, I will let go, too