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The source images were shot on a Canon EOS 5d with a 16mm fisheye lens.
This 360° panorama was shot from a rock overlooking Killeany Pier on Inishmore (Arainn or Inis Mohr), the largest of the Aran Islands.
Killeany is located on the coast road between Kilronan, the main ferry port, and the airport. In Irish “Killeany” is “Cill Einne”which literally means “Enda’s Church”, reflecting the fact that St. Enda established one of the earliest monasteries in Ireland near this spot. The nearby cemetery, is still in use, and is said to include St Enda’s grave.
The panorama shows a fishing boat at the pier. Along the road to Killeany are many large stone memorials to Island people lost at sea.
|This image is also available as part of a calendar|
|Panoramic views of Ireland|
The panorama was created by combining 27 separate digital photographs covering every angle and with bracketed exposures (from -2 stops to + 2 stops).
The source images were shot on a Canon EOS 5d with a 16mm fisheye lens. They were stitched and blended together by Hugin, an open source program. Hugin in turn invoked a program called “Enblend” to create the HDR effect from the bracketed exposures.
Because of the way that it was created this is a very high resolution image (the equivalent of about 40-megapixels). It is capable of delivering very fine detail even when printed at massive sizes.
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 other panoramas here from the Aran Islands .