Lifford Coins, County Donegal

Photographic Prints

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$9.17
George Row

Derry, United Kingdom

Sizing Information

Small 8.0" x 8.0"
Medium 12.0" x 12.0"
Large 16.0" x 16.0"
X large 20.0" x 20.0"

Features

  • Superior quality silver halide prints
  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
  • Metallic: Glossy finish and metallic appearance to create images with exceptional visual interest and depth

Artist's Description

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  1. 2nd April 2015 View Count reached 12,000
  1. 22 nd October 2014 Achieved its Eleventh feature in the group Sculpture

The source images were shot in Raw mode on a Canon EOS 5d DSLR with a 16 mm M42 manual Fisheye lens mounted on the Canon via an EOS adapter.

This 360° panorama was shot on the traffic roundabout at the entrance to the town of Lifford (Leifear in Irish) in County Donegal, Ireland. The roundabout is home to a piece of public art called “The Three Coins”. It was designed by a company called “Cod Steaks” who specialise in public art projects.

Lifford is the seat of local government and administrative centre of County Donegal. But, in recent years, people in Lifford felt that the town had been side-lined. (Letterkenny has developed into Donegal’s larger centre of industry, retail, education, and leisure facilities. Across the river, county boundary and border, Strabane in County Derry has also grown larger and busier than Lifford.)
So this sculpture was commissioned in an effort to re-assert Lifford as the gateway to Donegal.

The three coins symbolise the three rivers that converge at Lifford and no doubt are also seen as symbolising other triples such as past, present and future; and the shamrock’s trinity. Each coin includes pictorial references to Lifford’s history. Around the edge of each one is embossed the Latin phrase: “Praeterita Fecunda ~ Futura Praeclara” which means something like “Fruitful Heritage and Bright Future”
The 3 coins stand at 4.5m, 3m and 2.5 m in height.

 

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

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

The source images were shot on a Canon EOS 5d DSLR with a 16 mm Fisheye lens and stitched and blended using Hugin (a free open soure program).

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 at RedBubble

  1. 2nd April 2015 View Count reached 12,000
  2. 2nd March 2015 View Count reached 11,000
  3. 23 rd January 2015 View Count reached 10,010
  1. 21st December 2014 View Count reached 9,002
  2. 22 nd October 2014 Achieved its Eleventh feature in the group Sculpture
  3. 10th October 2014 View Count reached 8,000
  4. 27 th July 2014 View Count reached 7,000
  5. 5 th May 2014 View Count has reached 6,002
  6. 16 th April 2014 View Count has reached 5,725 (that was when it joined the 5,000 views group
  7. 6 th February 2014 View Count has reached 5,009
  8. 22 nd June 2013 View Count reached 4,000
  9. 14th December 2012 view count reached 3,001
  10. 7th November 2012 Featured for a second time in “Sculpture” making for ten features in nine groups
  11. 21st March 2012 This image was joint winner of the Circles and Squares challenge in the Through the Eyes of the Lens group.
  12. 20th March 2012 it had been viewed 1675 times
  13. 16th April 2011 it had been viewed 500 times and been made a favourite by 10 people.
  14. 26 th April 2010 Sold as a Print – a 305mm x 305mm laminated print.
  15. 11th April 2010 it had been viewed 101 times, had been commented on 12 times and had become a favourite image of 4 people.
  16. 13th March 2010 – this panorama was uploaded to Red Bubble

It has been featured eleven times in ten RedBubble Groups:

  1. Sculpture
  2. #3”,
  3. Mini Galaxy”,
  4. JPG Cast-Offs
  5. “One, two, three”,
  6. “Sculpture” three times (third time 22 nd October 2014, second time 7th November 2012 )
  7. “Canon Photography Only”
  8. “Superbly visual”
  9. “Featured for a Challenge” (20 March 2012)
  10. “Freelance Photographers” group (4th April 2012)

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