I have now got to a point where I need to decide in what order I construct this book and to locate and edit the imagery I intend using, the introduction page with image is now complete and mapped into the book design work. HERE’S A PRE-VIEW.
Chemical compound H₂O
This book is a photo-travelog of the general aspects of water and it’s properties, and more particularly how it is used by us on a daily basis, it’s help and potential harm to society. Water covers 71% of our planet earths surface and vital to the life of all living things on it, 96% of it resides in the oceans of the world in the form of a saline solution the rest of which 2% is standing groundwater on the land masses of our continents, in Rivers, Lakes and man made Reservoirs in the form of fresh water, the rest locked into the northern and southern Icecaps. Water can and does transform itself with changing weather conditions and consistent with those weather conditions into three different states :- Liquid, it’s natural state at sea level and at temperatures between 1° and 100°C. Solid, snow and ice a change of state occurring when temperatures dip to freezing 0°C and below and vapour (invisible) in the air when temperatures increase to over 100°C. Clouds are accumulations of water droplets, condensed from vapour-saturated air.
All these changes happen in a natural habitat called EARTH and they are all necessary for our well being, ALL meaning every living ORGANISM, ANIMAL and PLANT on the planet, and ourselves the HUMAN ANIMAL who makes more use of this recycled commodity than any other, I say recycled because thats just what it is, water evaporates from the standing water on the land and the oceans of the world and rises into the atmosphere as vapour at temperatures above 0° C and continues to rise until the reduction in altitude temperature changes it back to water when it falls out of the sky as rain or snow, and back to the land where it drains back into the standing water where the whole sequence starts over.
The natural human affinity with water can be seen in the image opposite, where people are just stood about the waters’ edge gazing into the vast and soothing call of the seas’ attraction and appealing lure. This phenomena appears to be the case when ever we are confronted with any mass of water be it sea or lake and through this project I would like to demonstrate through photography the friend and foe aspect of it’s title.