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City Walls of Derry at Ferryquay Gate by George Row

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  1. 7 th November 2013 View Count reached 4,000
  1. 28th February 2013 View count reached 3,006
  1. 26th December 2012 Featured for the fifth time. This time in: Artists Universe

This 360° panoramic image was shot on top of Ferryquay Gate in Derry’s City Walls. It was created with a method that simulates the view of lens with a 6mm focal length on a 35mm camera.

It is a favourite image of more than 10 people.

The city walls of Derry were built and rebuilt in the seventeenth century. They gained historic significance when the city was besieged for 105 days in 1689.

The cobbled path stretching straight into the image is the upper surface of the walls. They are one of the few examples in Europe of completely intact city walls. (Admittedly there is one break in the walls at Newmarket St). The complete circumference is about one mile.

Walking around the City Walls is one of the standard things for tourists to do when they visit Derry and is something that many local residents have never done!

The building towards the top right with the scaffolding in front and the crane working overhead is The Playhouse a local community arts centre and theatre. It is based in an old school building and at the time the photograph was taken was under-going a restoration and renovation that is now complete.

To the right is Ferryquay Street one of Derry′s traditional shopping streets. It ends with the green spire on “Austins” which claims to be “The oldest department store in Ireland”. Towards the bottom left we are looking over the red-brick of Foyleside – one of Derry′s modern shopping centres.

The cream coloured building towards the bottom right with the red and black sign is a popular local restaurant called: “Halo Pantry”.


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

The panorama was created from twenty seven separate digital photographs, covering every angle and with bracketed exposures. They were combined into a single high-resolution, panoramic, high dynamic range image.

The source images were shot on a Canon EOS 5d DSLR with a 16mm fish-eye 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.

History of this Image on RedBubble

  1. 20th April 2010 uploaded to RedBubble
  2. 8th May 2010 view count reached 100
  3. 8th, 9th May 2010 Sold as a Greetings Card
  4. May 2010 Featured in “Who are YOU to judge”
  5. May 2010 Won the Top of the World Challenge in Mood and Ambiance group
  6. June 2010 Featured in: “Dedicated Wide Angle and Fisheye Lens Photography”
  7. 11th April 2011 view count reached 500
  8. 15th June 2011 Featured in Quality Textures, HDR & Photo Manipulation
  1. 18th November 2012 Featured for the fourth time. This time in: Stunning Skyscapes
  1. 26th December 2012 Featured for the fifth time. This time in: Artists Universe
  1. 28th February 2013 View count reached 3,006

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

        Donegal           Derry
      The Aran Islands  


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  • peterellison
    peterellisonalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent image and great presentation!

  • Bethan  Howells
    Bethan Howellsalmost 4 years ago

    another great one!!!!

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 4 years ago


  • Lenka
    Lenkaalmost 4 years ago

    This planet looks great, George! I like the center of cobblestones :)

  • nigglebyleaf
    nigglebyleafalmost 4 years ago

    I like the street leading away to the top!

  • rickvohra
    rickvohraalmost 4 years ago

    Outstanding work George and a very interesting portfolio too!

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 4 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Julie Everhart
    Julie Everhartalmost 4 years ago

    “!We Sell Art! Group. ":

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  • swaby
    swabyalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic image! Congratulations!

  • Swaby, Thank You. George

    – George Row

  • Kristy  Dorris
    Kristy Dorrisalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome work! Love this

  • Kristy, Thank you. George

    – George Row

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