Kinnagoe Bay Panorama by George Row
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  1. 6 th January 2015 View Count has reached 5,005
      Camera: Canon EOS 5d   |   Lens: 16mm Zenitar Fisheye lens.

 

This equi-rectangular panoramic image was created by stitching 24 original photographs. It was the basis of my three stereographic panoramic images of Kinnagoe Bay.
 
Kinnagoe Bay is a wonderful cove beneath a cliff. In 1971 local divers located an Armada shipwreck, “La Trinidad Valencera” in the bay. After many years of preservation work many of the artifacts recovered are now featured in the exhibition at the Tower Museum in Derry.
 
Kinnagoe bay is on the North coast of the Inishowen Peninsula in North Donegal (Ireland’s most northerly county). The shoreline of the bay consists of two crescents of sand looking out into the North Atlantic. It is one of Donegal’s best secrets. Even though it is on a well-sign-posted scenic route most visitors miss it.
 
If you were following the Inishowen 100 scenic route clockwise around the peninsula, you would find Kinnagoe Bay after Culdaff, just past Tremone Bay and before you reach Greencastle. The road rises sharply to a hairpin bend just by the coast. On the cliff top at the edge of the road, looking out over the bay, there is a memorial to the Armada.
 
Next to the memorial there is a narrow road winding down the cliff to a car park. The beach, backed by cliffs, has soft, golden sand scattered with huge boulders.
 
If you could only visit one beach on the Inishowen peninsula I would suggest that you made it Kinnagoe and you would not be disappointed.
 
If you visit it ten times it will be different each time you visit. The waves have carved the rocks into wonderful shapes. Each tide piles up the sand and washes it away. The beach changes shape, the rocks get covered and re-emerge.
 

History of this image on RedBubble

  1. 6 th January 2015 View Count has reached 5,005
  1. 2nd July 2014 View Count reached 4,000
     
  2. 10 th January 2014 View Count reached 3,000
  1. 15 th April 2013 View Count reached 2,002
  2. 1st March 2012 Featured in the group: Zingers
  1. 25th October 2011 now available as an iPhone cover.
  2. 15th October 2011 it had been viewed 500 times.
  1. 19th October 2010 it had been viewed 100 times.

 

Method

The panorama was created by combining 24 separate digital photographs covering every angle and with bracketed exposures. Hence the detail has been captured both in the brightest areas of the sky and in the shadows on the hillside.
 
The Source images were shot on a Canon EOS 5d DSLR with a 16 mmm fisheye lens, and were stitched and blended using Hugin – a free open-source panorama stitching program.


Comments

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholover 4 years ago
    • Nicely done George.
  • Bradley, Thanks. George

    – George Row

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 4 years ago

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago

    Beautiful!!!!

  • Lorilee, Thank you. George

    – George Row

  • Marcelle Raphael
    Marcelle Raphaelabout 3 years ago


    03.01.12

  • Marcelle,
    Thank you for featuring this panorama in the Zingers group, and especially thanks for all the work you do running the group.

    – George Row

  • Dominika Aniola
    Dominika Aniolaabout 3 years ago

    wow!

  • Dominika,
    Thank you. You have a lot of impressive panoramas in your portfolio!

    – George Row

  • Prasad
    Prasadabout 3 years ago

    Awesome

  • Prasad,
    Thank you. You have captured some beautiful light in your photographs.

    – George Row

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 3 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonabout 3 years ago

    March 15,2012 Congratulations!

    Great capture!

  • Ann, Thank you.

    – George Row

  • John Velocci
    John Veloccialmost 2 years ago

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 2 years ago

    Cracking image…well done in the challenge.

  • Derek,
    Thank you, and of course thanks for running the A Sense of Summer challenge and for the other work you do on behalf of the group.

    – George Row


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