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These three lakes I visited while staying with my parents in Ashburton – we headed inland, past Methven & through the foot hills of the Canterbury Plains to Lake Coleridge – an area well known for fishing, tramping, 4WD etc…

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This recording session was a valuable learning experience for me, to not take anything for granted! We first stopped at the eastern end of the lake & I did a bit of recording – it was a beautiful sunny day but there was enough wind to create quite choppy small waves coming in, but quite nice sounding & discrete wave breaks…

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We then drove right up the side of the lake & around to the top, to the Western end of the lake. In here it was totally sheltered from any wind & there was hardly any water movement at all = very useful sounds for layering ambiences!!

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Then we drove back, stopping half way along the lake, driving out through bush until we were down on the waterfront. But here the waves were totally diffuse – it was like a more generalised roar of waves.

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Moral of the story: there is no one sound of a lake. Here on the same day I recorded three totally different perspectives of the same lake, so different they might as well be different lakes!

On the road running up alongside Lake coleridge were two small lakes, which sounded completely different again! The first lake was Lake Evelyn & parked at the eastern end the waves were singular little plunkers

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And the last lake for the day was Lake Georgina, which looked beautiful as the light started to turn golden, and had very nice subtle water movement sounds…

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Headed home that day feeling very happy, having effectively captured five beautiful & discretely different lake ambiences and to ahve spent a perfect day in such beautiful country!

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