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  1. 21st March 2014 View Count reached 3,000
  1. 30 th December 2013 Achieved its fifth feature in the group Absolute Clarity

This image was generated from the Equirectangular panorama of Kinnageo Bay.
 
Kinnagoe Bay is a wonderful cove beneath a cliff in North Donegal, Ireland. 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.
 
This image is part of my new postcard range. You can follow on to another gorgeous Very Ireland Post card .
 

Kinnagoe bay is on the North coast of the Inishowen Peninsula in North Donegal (Ireland’s most northerly county). The bay has two crescents of sand looking out into the North Atlantic. It is one of the best secrets Donegal . 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. 21st March 2014 View Count reached 3,000
  2. 30 th December 2013 Achieved its fifth feature in the group Absolute Clarity
  3. 8 th May 2013 View Count reached 2,008
  4. 24th July 2012 Featured for the fourth time, this time in the group: Through The Eye of the Lens
  1. 3rd Oct 2011 View Count reached 502
  2. 2nd Oct 2011 featured Superbly Visual
  3. 3rd July 2011 featured Canon Photography Only
  4. 7th September 20110 view count reached 101
  5. 5th September 2010 featured in Enhanced Photographs
  6. 28th August 2010 uploaded to RedBubble on

 
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.

Tags

coastal coast, donegal, inishowen, vicard, kinnego kinnagoe, panoramic panorama, irish ireland, 360, stereographic, county donegal, sky in, blue sky, beach beachscape, sea seascape, blue, green, scenic scenery landscape, trinidad valencera, history, historic, spanish, armada, wreck shipwreck, tower museum, hdr high dynamic range, diving sub aqua, derry, 5 features, 500 1000 2000 3000 views

Comments

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...about 4 years ago

    that is BEAUTIFUL!!!

  • Charmiene, thank you! George

    – George Row

  • Mike  Waldron
    Mike Waldronabout 4 years ago

    One word – amazing!!

  • Mike, Thank you. George

    – George Row

  • BigAndRed
    BigAndRedabout 4 years ago

    neat, like looking through a hole into another world

  • Mark, Thank you. George

    – George Row

  • egcleveland
    egclevelandabout 4 years ago

    Superb George!

  • Eddie, Thanks … with this group I experimented with generating the stereographic panoramas at a 7×5 aspect ratio. So they would work when printed as postcards or framed prints. George

    – George Row

  • Rainy
    Rainyabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations!! Your artwork has been featured in
    Enhanced photos group.!!

  • Rainy, Thanks for featuring this panorama. George

    – George Row

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparabout 4 years ago

    Great work …!!

  • Vaggy’, Thank You. George

    – George Row

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesabout 4 years ago

  • Polly x
    Polly xabout 4 years ago

  • martinkohl
    martinkohlalmost 4 years ago

    looks like a strange eye-ball kind of. i like!

  • Martin, Thank you. The other version looks even more like an eye. :-) I see that you have done some eye-ball-like shots yourself! George

    – George Row

  • Steve Farr
    Steve Farrover 3 years ago

    Wonderful imagery!!

  • Steve, Thank you. George

    – George Row

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