Watsons Bay (swimming baths) Circpan
In this image you can see the the small beautiful swimming baths at Watsons Bay and the gorgeous garden tea rooms. It is just next to Dunbar House which is popular for weddings.
The baths have been recently upgraded after the original timber structures had become damaged in storms. Many generations of Sydneysiders have swum, picniced and dated on the surrounding structures. The view down the harbour to the city gives you a sense of being close to the city but still removed from the activity and bustle.
Watsons Bay is a favourite for day trippers and tourists who catch the ferry from Circular Quay and buy their fish and chips from Doyles or sit in the gorgeous garden at the Watsons Bay Hotel.
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 a boat moored off the beach. 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.