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Slide Shows

Petrie Island Contemplation by "Ottaworth"

A piano improvisation combined with photos of picturesque Petrie Island in the Ottawa River.

The piano improvisation, recorded in 1995 on a Heintzman upright grand, was originally entitled "Basic Black in contemplation". Played exclusively on the black keys, it features a brief recurring melody that reappears in a number of Ottaworth's improvisations. In 2014 it was put together with a series of photos Ottaworth took in the summer of 2009 and was renamed "Petrie Island Contemplation". You will probably find it quite relaxing to listen to and conducive to meditation and contemplation of Nature.


Petrie Island Contemplation

Photos taken on Petrie Island in 2009, accompanied by a piano improvisation.  By "Ottaworth".

See other videos by Ottaworth.


Jim Robertson Slide Shows

Our favourite nature photographer, Jim Robertson, has highlighted different aspects of Petrie Island over the past years. Jim has done many public showings of these presentations at schools, libraries etc. He can be contacted at robbiecraft@gmail.com if you are interested in having a presentation to your group.

The versions below are at lower resolution for display on the web. Click on one of the images to start the slide show. You can run it at full-screen size too.


Petrie Island Dawn to Dusk

This 10 minute slide show follows a day in the life of Petrie Island.  It begins at dawn and ends at dusk, following the animals and people who visit the island.

The sand piles that you see are no longer there.  The commercial sand extraction business has been replaced by Stuemer Beach.


Petrie Island - Seasons in a Small Wilderness

A 25 minute look at Petrie Island as it changes over the four seasons. 


Birds of Petrie Island

A twelve minute presentation of images and sounds of some of the birds found on Petrie Island.


Turtles of Petrie Island

This 9 minute slide show highlights the animal that is the symbol of Petrie Island. 

Page updated 2014-06-05    Friends of Petrie Island