Hands Across the Divide, Derry

George Row

Derry, United Kingdom

Artist's Description

[360°, Calendar 2013, Canon eos 5d, city, Derry, Duvet Covers, Epson Pano Awards, Featured, hi res, Hugin, iPad cover, iPhone cover, Ireland, leggings, mugs, N.Ireland, peace, planet, public art, reconciliation, roundabout, sculpture, Sold, square, stereographic, street, UK, Ulster, sixteen features, >1,000 >2,000 >3,000 >4,000 >5,000 >6,000 >7,000 >8,000 >9,000 >10,000 >11,000 >12,000 >13,000 >14,000 >15,000 >16,000 >17,000 >18,000 >19,000 views, 30 Favourites]
 

  1. 26th April 2015 View Count reached 19,000
  1. 2nd April 2015 Awarded its sixteenth feature in the group 1,000 Plus
  1. 8 th December 2014 Sold printed on clothing

The Source images were shot on a Canon EOS 5d DSLR with a 16 mmm fisheye lens.

This 360° panorama features Maurice Harron’s sculpture “Hands Across The Divide” which stands in a garden on a roundabout at Carlisle Circus, in Derry, N.Ireland. It is also sometimes known as “Reconciliation”. It was erected in 1991 in the early days of the N.Ireland peace process. Images of it are now commonly used as a symbol of the City of Derry. (This particular photograph has been used in that way by Derry City Council and the urban regeneration company Ilex.)

Craigavon Bridge, linking the “Cityside” and the “Waterside” parts of town, can be seen through the gap between the statues. To the left of the smaller statue is John Street, and then Carlisle Road. To the right of the larger statue is the shame-filled gap where the historic Tilly and Henderson shirt factory was demolished and then Abercorn Road.

 

      This Image received a Bronze Award in the Built Environment section of the Epson International Photographic Pano Awards 2011  
   
                    One of three of mine to receive a Pano Award       

 
 


There are other shots of Maurice Harron′s work here, including Rick Vohra′s shot of “The Chieftain”
         

 

          This image is also available as part of a calendar
           
                        Panoramic views of Ireland      
 

The panorama was created by combining 24 separate digital photographs covering every angle and with bracketed exposures. Hence the detail has been captured both in the brightest areas of the sky and in the shadows between the statues.

The source images were shot in groups of three (bracketed with +2 and -2 stops) as Canon Raw images. They were stitched and blended together using a free, open source, program called Hugin. Hugin in turn invokes a program called Enfuse to create the HDR (High Dynamic Range) effect.

The Source images were shot on a Canon EOS 5d DSLR with a 16 mmm fisheye lens.

It is presented here in a form suitable for printing through the use of what is known as a “stereographic projection” whereby a rectangular panoramic image can be rendered as if on a globe.

Because of the way that it was created this is a very high resolution image (the equivalent of about 80-megapixels). It’s capable of delivering very fine detail even when printed at massive sizes.

History of this Image on RedBubble

  1. 26th April 2015 View Count reached 19,000
  2. 2nd April 2015 Awarded its sixteenth feature in the group 1,000 Plus
  3. 28th March 2015 View Count reached 18,000
  4. 3rd March 2015 View Count reached 17,000
  1. 5th February 2015 View Count reached 16,000
  1. 4 th February 2015 Achieved its fifteenth feature in the group Amazing Challenge Entertainment
  2. 13th January 2015 View Count reached 15,000
  3. 29th December 2014 View Count reached 14,000
  4. 5th December 2014 View Count reached 13,000
  5. 10th October 2014 View Count reached 12,000
  6. 7 th August 2014 Achieved its fourteenth feature in the group Whatever Totes Your Boat
  7. 5th August 2014 View Count reached 11,000
  1. 10 th June 2014 View Count reached 10,010
  2. 2nd March 2014 View Count reached 9,005
  3. 22nd November 2013 View Count reached 8,008
  1. 29 th July 2013 View Count reached 7,007
  2. 30 th April 2013 View Count has reached 6,065
  3. 29 Dec. 2012 View Count reached exactly 5,000 views my fourth photograph to pass that threshold.
  4. 13 October 2012 View Count reached exactly 4,000 views
  5. 13th February 2012 Featured in the Sculpture group for the third time, after placing in the top-10 of the Couples challenge
  6. end of Aug 2011 it had been viewed more than 1700 times, had been commented on more than 85 times and made a favourite by 35 people
  7. 1st February 2011 it was listed in the Red Bubble Featured Photographs page.
  1. 25th Nov.2010 viewed count reached 500
  2. 2nd April 2010 viewed count reached 100
  3. 9th March 2010 uploaded to Redbubble

It has been featured, in fifteen RedBubble Groups, including:

  1. Amazing Challenge Entertainment (4 th February 2015)
  2. Whatever Totes Your Boat (7 th August 2014)
  3. “Irish Eyes”,
  4. “Around the World”,
  5. “Sold!”
  6. “Mini Galaxy”
  7. “The World as we See it or as we missed it!”,
  8. “Sculpture”three times
  9. “Architecture – the British Isles”
  10. “Left Wing Values and Positive Global Awareness”
    and in
  11. “HDRI No Holds Barred”
  12. “Superbly Visual”
  13. “All Things Twin” (4th Feb 2012)
  14. “All About Your Best Work” (23rd March 2012)
  15. “The X-Factor” (27th April 2012)

It was joint winner in the Starting Over challenge. From the perspective of the that challenge I suppose it amounts to “lets shake hands and start afresh”.

Sales
This image was used in publicity material by the bid for Derry to be “UK City of Culture”. Derry City Council licensed the use of the image and printed their own huge posters based on it. It has also sold at physical exhibitions as a (30″x30″) mounted print and recently sold on ImageKind as a framed print .
 

I have written a short journal entry introducing the method by which these panoramas are created, it is called:
“Creating a Stereographic Panorama – the Basic Idea”.

I have three collections here of stereographic panoramas like this one, they are panoramas of:

        Donegal           Derry
   
      The Aran Islands  
   

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