This image was shot in the middle of Centennial Park in Sydney, Australia. In the weeks prior to the shot it had been raining heavily and the whole area was flooded ankle deep. The park covers a large expanse of the inner city and caters from a vast array of uses from cycling, horse riding, running and many team sports. This area is a favourite with children and families as there is a nearby pond with massive eels which the children love to feed.
This image is part of a series that that I have been working towards for several years.
During my Masters degree I was reading works by environmental author David Suzuki. He has ideas about small communities that resonated with me.
I was trying to find a way to illustrate these ideas of working, living, growing food and learning within a small geographical area. In a way it is a positive insularity.
After much trial and error I combined several existing techniques to create an original photographic approach that captures in amazing detail and clarity a panorama into a circular image. I call these images CircPan (circular panorama).
The images have the look of an aerial photograph, in this case shot from an elevated rig of cameras. They are a unique approach to landscape photography.
The image can be purchased as a print posted to you rolled in a tube or framed.