1st January 2014 Achieved its Thirteenthfeature in the group Featured for a Challenge This panorama was created by combining about a dozen separate digital photographs. They were shot in the middle of the crowd without the usual tripod. Camera (a Canon EOS 5D with a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L zoom lens) held at arms length above my head, I rotated slowly taking photographs in each direction. They were stitched and blended together by Hugin, which in turn invoked Nona and Enblend. Because of the moving people a lot of tidying-up by hand was required which was done using Photoshop.
The Undertones are probably the best known little rock band to come out of Derry , (N. Ireland) during the late 1970s punk era. Their hit “Teenage Kicks” was famously touted as his “favourite record ever” by influential BBC DJ John Peel.
In 1983 – after eight years of touring they went their separate ways. Sixteen years later, in November 1999, four out of the original five members reformed the band, with Paul McCloone filling the fifth spot as lead singer. Since then they have undertaken tours of the UK, Ireland, Europe and North America.
A version of this image is also available here as a Tee-Shirt
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 several times (about six) at physical exhibitions as a smaller (10″x10″) framed print .
This 360° panorama was shot just as The Undertones played “Teenage Kicks” as the big finale to their concert as part of “The Picnic in The Park” Festival organised by the Friends of Brooke Park on 4 th August 2007 in Derry.
Although it had drizzled a bit, earlier in the afternoon, the rain held off throughout the hour or more for which they played. They even sang “Here comes Summer” without fate’s sense of irony intervening.
This image is also available as part of a calendar
Panoramic views of Ireland
This panorama was created by combining about a dozen separate digital photographs. They were shot in the middle of the crowd without the usual tripod. Camera (a Canon EOS 5D with a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L zoom lens) held at arms length above the photographer’s head I rotated slowly taking photographs in each direction. They were stitched and blended together by Hugin, which in turn invoked Nona and Enblend. Because of teh moving people a lot of tidying-up by hand was required which was done using Photoshop. 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. There is a virtual reality version of The Undertones in Brooke Park on my website Very Derry . The same song was captured on video and is available on You Tube
Teenage Kicks starts at 3:00 minutes in. For the first few seconds and again at around 3:45 and at 4:51-4:57 you get brief glimpses of me at the front of the crowd shooting the panorama – look for the guy with the large camera in front of his face! (To the right of the frame.) Or with the camera at arms length overhead with the strap hanging down. 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”
This panorama was uploaded to Redbubble on 11th March 2010, by 8th April it had been viewed over 100 times, by 3rd September it had been viewed 501 times … This image has been featured in Thirteen RedBubble groups: