Verbal Arts Centre on the Walls of Derry

George Row

Derry, United Kingdom

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[2013, 360°, Bogside, bastion, Creggan, cannons, city walls, cityscape, cloudy, Derry, EOS 5d mk ii, gun, high resolution, historic, hugin, Ireland, Londonderry, N Ireland, Pano Calendar, panorama, planet, siege of Derry, sky out, square, stereographic, UK City of Culture, Verbal Arts Centre, walled city, Irish Calendar, >500 >1,000 >2,000 >3,000 >4,000 views, Featured, eight features]

  1. 1 st February 2015 View Count reached 4,000
  1. 10 th September 2013 Achieved its Eighth feature in the group Everything Old is New Again (see History section below for full list of features)

 
This is a 360° panoramic image taken on the historic walls of Derry City. It was shot at a corner of the walls known as the “Double Bastion”, outside the old red-brick school building that now houses “The Verbal Arts Centre”. The former “First Derry Primary” school is now a listed historic building.

The view encompasses the Bogside and the Creggan residential areas of the city with the hills of County Donegal behind them.

The two cannons shown here date from the time of the siege of Derry in 1689.

The panorama was created from twenty seven separate digital photographs, covering every angle and with multiple exposures bracketed in groups of three from +2 stops to -2 stops.

These images were combined into a single high-resolution, panorama by the program Hugin. Hugin in turn invoked the programs Nona to blend the seams and Enfuse to create the high dynamic range effect by blending the bracketed exposures.

The source images were shot on a Canon EOS 5d DSLR with a 16mm fisheye lens and stitched and blended together using Hugin, a free open source program.

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.

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

History of this Image on RedBubble

  1. 1 st February 2015 View Count reached 4,000
  1. 10 th March 2014 View Count reached 3,001
  2. 10 th September 2013 Achieved its Eighth feature in the group Everything Old is New Again (see History section below for full list of features)
  3. 18th May 2013 Added to Featured Images by RedBubble
  1. 17 th May 2013 Awarded its seventh feature in the group Featured For A Challenge
  2. 5 th February 2013 View Count reached 2,005
  1. 24th Aug 2011 Featured in “Artists Universe” one of six groups in which it has been featured.
  2. Featured in “Best of RedBubble”
  3. Featured in “Mini Galaxy”
  4. Featured in “The World as We See it, or Missed it”
  1. 7th May 2011 view count passed 502
  2. 26th April 2010 view count passed 108,
  3. 25th April 2010 featured in “For the Love of Canon”
  4. 23rd April 2010 featured in “Communities”
  5. 14th March 2010 uploaded to RedBubble,

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

        Donegal           Derry
   
      The Aran Islands  
   

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