Kilcar Main Street - Sky Out by George Row


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  1. 3rd July 2014 View Count has reached 6,005

It is the Cover Image of my 2015 (remember to set the year when ordering) calendar called “Panoramic Views of Ireland”

Featured in six RB groups – see History below for details.

The source images were shot in Raw-mode on a Canon EOS 5d DSLR with a 16 mm Zenitar fisheye lens.

This stereographic panorama was shot on the main street of the village of Kilcar, in SW Donegal, Ireland.
Kilcar is located on the main tourist route between the fishing port of Killybegs and the sea cliffs of Slieve League (the highest sea cliffs in Europe).
This is part of my new postcard range. You can follow on to another gorgeous Very Ireland Post card .
Kilcar is promoted as “the gateway to the Donegal Gaeltacht ”. At one end of the main street is a church at the other end are two textile factories. (Donegal’s primary tweed weavers.) In between there are a few shops and five pubs.
The two visitors (I guess from the accents that they were German) on the bench outside the pub took a keen interest in watching my back while I took the shots needed for this panorama, calling out “Do not DIE for your art!” whenever a vehicle loomed up. Most drivers were patient – there was only one occasion when I had to grab the tripod and dive for the pavement!

It is one of a pair of stereographic panoramas both generated from the same set of images. The other is


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

History of this Image on RedBubble

  1. 3rd July 2014 View Count has reached 6,005
  2. 24 th November 2013 View Count has reached 5,008
  1. 30th November 2012 View count reached 3,000 views
  2. 22nd April 2012 featured in Featured For A Challenge
  3. 20th December 2011 Featured in Freelance Photographer
  4. 23 Oct 2011 Featured in Superbly Visual
  5. 30th Sept. 2011 view count 500
  6. 17 Sept 2011 Featured in Artists Universe
  7. 23 July 2011 Featured in Alphabet Soup
  8. 23rd Nov. 2010 view count 100
  9. 12th Nov 2010 Featured in “Weekly Theme Challenges”
  10. 15th Sept. 2010 uploaded to RedBubble


Photographic Method and Processing detail
The panorama was created by combining 27 separate digital photographs covering every angle and with bracketed exposure. Hence the HDR effect with detail both in the most brightly lit areas and in the shadows.
Nine separate “shots” were taken: six horizontal at 60° intervals, two down at the ground and one up at the sky. Each “shot” was actually three bracketed exposures: a middle, a +2 stops and a -2 stops.
Hugin delegates the generation of the High Dynamic Range effect to a program called “Enfuse” which does the exposure blending it is a close cousin of the “Enblend” program that it invokes for blending the joins.
The Source images were shot in Raw-mode on a Canon EOS 5d DSLR with a 16 mmm fisheye lens, and were stitched and blended into a HDR Panorama using Hugin – a free open-source panorama stitching program.


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  • Polly x
    Polly xabout 4 years ago

  • mikequigley
    mikequigleyabout 4 years ago

    cool one George – mq

  • Thanks Mike!

    – George Row

  • Richard Sunderland
    Richard Sunder...almost 4 years ago

    George these are fantastic, never seen anything like them, brilliant vision.

  • Richard, Thank you. George

    – George Row

  • clydeessex
    clydeessexalmost 4 years ago

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtalmost 4 years ago

    absolutely fabulous!!!! love how the lamppost and the medium strip on the road came out … superb photography, i appreciate that a lot of very skilled work went into producing this brilliant result

  • Carol, Thank you! I love your surreal compositions. George

    – George Row

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 4 years ago

  • Melissa Dickson
    Melissa Dicksonabout 3 years ago

    Don’t forget to enter the best of “C” challenge Here
    Lovely image, well done!
    From your hosts of Alphabet Soup Bevlea Ross and Msmelis

  • Bevlea Ross
    Bevlea Rossabout 3 years ago

    Lovely image, well done!
    From your hosts of Alphabet Soup Bevlea Ross and Melissa

  • Bevlea,
    Thanks and thank you for all the work that you do running the group.

    – George Row

  • Sue Ratcliffe
    Sue Ratcliffeabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations! You placed in the Top Ten in the “Lamp Posts” challenge – August 13 2011. Great image!!!!

  • Sue,
    Thanks and especially thank you for all the work you do running so many groups.

    – George Row

  • Soegboob
    Soegboobabout 3 years ago

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