21 Apr

Lake of the Woods - Robert Farnon and His Orchestra

By  Wayne Kelso
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Robert Farnon wrote this piece about our beautiful 'Lake of the Woods' in the early fifties. This video features my photos taken mostly of the northern portion of Lake of the Woods.

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  • William Zucker posted by William Zucker Thursday, 21 April 2016 14:07

    Extremely interesting, quite attractive videography - does rather capture the mood of the music which really serves as a background to the wonderful imagery.

    But I have to offer a slight caveat - to the music, not the photography. Unlike the situation in most cases, in this instance, which I have mentioned before, I have always preferred the original version as recorded by the Queen's Hall Light Orchestra conducted by the composer which offers only the outlying more dissonant section. Even though the central portion is quite beautiful in itself, I have always had trouble relating the two sections together as forming part of one conception.

    In addition, the more veiled sound with less clarity on this earlier recording I actually see as an advantage, as it is a matter of capturing an atmosphere, not in having every last detail of it rendered vividly clear.

    The video for me goes a long way in redeeming what I see are the failings of the extended version, giving it a stature that it might not possess on its own.

    An individual who posts videos on YouTube of various musical selections (and has turned to this piece, perhaps more than once), has similarly turned out videos where the photography gives the music a certain stature that for me at least said music does not intrinsically possess.

    I will finish off by repeating that the photography here is absolutely excellent.

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