buderim forest landscape photography

Anatomy of a Photo – Pandora

The forest has always been a special place for me. Growing up in a place called Forest Glen on the Sunshine Coast. I spent my younger years playing in and exploring the forest that was our backyard, and also the wildlife reservation next door.

These Days i use the forest to recharge my battery, a form of therapy i guess, where i can breath the clean air, and listening to the sounds of the forest. One of my favourite placed to walk is the Buderim Forest park. It is such an amazing place to have nestled right in the heart of the Sunshine Coast.

Being a landscape photographer, i naturally wanted to capture a photo that captures the essence of this special area of the Sunshine Coast. I first found this location with these beautiful crows next ferns a few months ago, not far off the beaten track in the Buderim waterfall park.

I used a circular polarising filter to bring out the rich greens of the forest and cut the glare on the glossy leaves of the ferns. I created the image by taking a series of six overlapping portrait frames, and then stitching them together to create a wider perspective than would normally be possible with any one photo. This is known as a stitched panoramic image and creates a must higher resolution image.

I love the way the light is amplified by the translucent new growth of the crows nest in the scene ! such a beautifully photogenic eye catching subject matter. without a doubt one of my new favourite photos !

Edan Raw