"This film is a study of water in the new manner: A series of photographic shots of the reflections of boats, ferry houses, docks, etc., on water and the whole resulting in a chain of pure abstract patterns of shapes in water. Steiner achieves an astonishing tempo as his film advances. The picture is bound to attract wide attention and a great deal of discussion wherever is shown." Photoplay, Nov. 1929, 67
Selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2005.
Available via the Unseen Cinema Project on DVD disc three "Light Rhythms" .
A 35mm print is also held at MoMA. Information is also available in Charles Tepperman's Amateur Cinema: The Rise of North American Moviemaking, 1923-1960 about H2O and Steiner's relationship with amateur film culture.
George Eastman House (Rochester, N.Y.)