Glencolmcille - the man who missed the bus by George Row
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[360°, Biddy’s, bus, Crossroads, Donegal, Glencolmcille, Ireland, Irish, panorama, postcard, rural, Sky-Out, stereographic,>500 >1,000 views, two features, >3,000 views]

  1. 2nd October 2014 View Count reached 3,000
  1. 9th August 2012* Achieved its second group feature, when it was Featured in Photography Challenge Group

Method
The Source images were shot on a Canon EOS 5d DSLR with a 16 mmm Zenitar fisheye lens, and were stitched and blended using Hugin – a free open-source panorama stitching program.

The young man sitting on the wall had had a public-transport-disappointment.
 
While I set up the tripod he was having a heated telephone discussion about whether the bus had failed to show-up or he had waited at the wrong place. “There was NO bus!”, he said and hung up.
 
The next town is about about three hours walk, over a not inconsiderable hill, and the next bus is tomorrow!
 
I made a mental note to offer him a lift and got on with shooting the panorama, but by the time I had finished and had everything packed away again he was gone!
 
The Glencolmcille valley is in the extreme South West corner of County Donegal. An outlying district in the Republic of Ireland’s outlying county. There is no passing traffic. It has hills at one end and sea at the other. He had good reason to look dejected.
 
It is within a Gaeltacht (that is one of Ireland’s regions where Irish Gaelic is the first language amongst the locals). Hence the signs are in Irish such as the one for “Malainn Bhig” (which is known as “Malin Beg” in English.)
 
For the visitors who come here to learn the Irish language that is not a problem. They can often be found between classes sitting outside “Biddy’s Crossroads Bar” on the opposite side of the junction.
 
Glencolmcille is a classic flat-floored glaciated valley. At the end where it opens to the Atlantic there is a gorgeous sandy beach. The hills on either side are much beloved by ramblers and hill-walkers.
 
This is part of my new postcard range. You can follow on to another gorgeous Very Ireland Post card .
 
This High Dynamic Range panorama was created by combining 27 separate digital photographs covering every angle and with bracketed exposure. Hence there is detail both in the most brightly lit areas and in the shadows.

 
History of this image on RedBubble

  1. 2nd October 2014 View Count reached 3,000
  2. 9th August 2012* Achieved its second group feature, when it was Featured in Photography Challenge Group
  3. 8th November 2011 Featured in Artists Universe
  4. 4th November 2011 View Count reached 501
  5. 23 January 2011 viewed 100 times.
  6. 12th September 2010 Uploaded

 
Method
This image is the result of multiples exposures. The Source images were shot on a Canon EOS 5d DSLR with a 16 mmm Zenitar fisheye lens, and were stitched and blended using Hugin – a free open-source panorama stitching program.

Comments

  • Polly x
    Polly xabout 4 years ago

  • ragman
    ragmanabout 4 years ago

    I just love Glencolmcille, one of my favourite places

  • Ragman, yes it is one of those landscapes that has a special feel that is so hard to capture in a photograph. George

    – George Row

  • Carol James
    Carol Jamesalmost 4 years ago

    A sensational image… and so intriguing. Great stuff!

  • Carol, Thank you. I have to say I love your beach shots . George

    – George Row

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariabout 3 years ago

    Brilliant photography George and love your words! If there had been a bus, it would have gone in circles! :)))

  • :-) … Thank you Vicki.

    – George Row

  • Philip  Whittaker
    Philip Whittakerabout 3 years ago

    Poor fella! Im intrigued by your use of HDR with 360 pano’s George. Im finding my Samyang Fisheye tricky as it has no metering. so this could be an idea for me. To you process in Photomatix first before going to Hugin or can you batch the bracketed shots in there while stitching? Thanks Phil

  • Phil,
    Hugin can handle “stacks” of exposures – it uses its “enfuse” component to blend a stack of images into a HDR. It can either enfuse each source stack and then stitch-and-blend the resulting HDR images into a HDR panorama or it can stitch-and-blend the images from each layer of each stack producing a stack of panoramas each at a different exposure level and then enfuse the resulting stack of panoramas into a single HDR panorama.

    As for using an “unmeter-able” lens … what I do is shoot a series of experimental bracketed sets until I have a set with
    – the “under-exposed” shot with the sky looking full of detail
    – the “over-exposed” shot with lots of shadow detail and
    – the “just right” shot looking good in the in-between areas
    I also use the feature on my camera to display a levels-histogram for each shot and expect the histograms to look like:
    – all over there
    – all over here
    – nicely spread across the middle
    respectively.
    Then if I plan not to go for the complication of a set of stacked exposures … I can just use the middle exposures from each set.
    George

    – George Row

  • Philip  Whittaker
    Philip Whittakerabout 3 years ago

    Thanks fr the detailed info George, it will help me on my quest :D

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 3 years ago


    NOVEMBER 8th, 2011
    ► See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges
    Mary

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesalmost 3 years ago

  • Themis
    Themisabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations, this picture has been voted in a top-ten place in the At The Bus Stop challenge, and will be featured on the Photography Challenge Group overview page

    Please don’t forget to enter this image in our September Avatar Challenge

  • Themis, Thanks for the congratulations and thanks for the reminder – I have entered this photograph in the September Challenge as suggested.

    – George Row

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 2 years ago

    cool cool George.

    Click the banner to take you to the group. Your work is welcome here and please enjoy it.

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