Teenage kicks - The Undertones play Brooke Park by George Row

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  1. 31 st January 2014 View Count reached 7,000
  1. 1st January 2014 Achieved its Thirteenth feature in the group Featured for a Challenge

This image has been featured in twelve RedBubble groups including:

  1. Let There be Rock, Where It all began-local music, Mini Galaxy, Circles of the World, Alphabet Soup, All in Editing and Top Favourites

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”

History of this Image on RedBubble
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 …

By May 2011 more than 1300 views

By 3rd December 2011 it had been viewed 2002 times

By 6th October 2012 it had been viewed 4000 times

By 2 nd May 2013 View Count has reached 5,205

By 20 th July 2013 View Count has reached 6,007

This image has been featured in twelve RedBubble groups:

  1. Let There be Rock,
  2. Where It all began-local music,
  3. Mini Galaxy,
  4. Circles of the World,
  5. Alphabet Soup,
  6. All in Editing,
  7. Top Favourites
  8. Inspired Art
  9. Canon Photography Only and
  10. Superbly Visual (on 3rd December 2011)
  11. Freelance Photographer (6th February 2012)
  12. Alphabet Soup (2nd June 2012)

As of 5th June 2011 it has been made a favourite image by 33 people.

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

        Donegal           Derry
   
      The Aran Islands  
   

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Comments

  • peterellison
    peterellisonover 4 years ago

    An absolute cracker of an image!
    Peter.

  • Vinko
    Vinkoover 4 years ago

  • kenmeyerjr
    kenmeyerjrover 4 years ago

    That is really incredible and I can see other entities, companies etc, contacting you to do a version of ‘their thing’ in this manner.

  • Ken,
    Thanks for the kind words – I will be delighted to take on such work if you right. However it did take a fair bit of work … as the people went on dancing while I was shooting the multiple shots … so there was quite a bit of hand-crafted work as well as the auto-pano stitching of Hugin.
    It is certainly a popular one – I have sold a few prints and it was used as a cover shot for the document that presented Derry’s bid to be “UK Capital of Culture”.
    George

    – George Row

  • netmonk
    netmonkover 4 years ago

    Your work is great!!!

  • Thank you

    – George Row

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezover 4 years ago

    absolutely brilliant! instant fave for me

  • Thank you.

    – George Row

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 4 years ago

    Excellent.

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    many thanks from
    Tina & Fino

  • Mark  Coward
    Mark Cowardover 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot. I’ve still got the vinyl somewhere.

  • thv73
    thv73over 4 years ago

    How cool is that! What an excellent 360° composition, I’m in awe!

  • AJM Photography
    AJM Photographyover 4 years ago

    This is most impressive, George.

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