Country Roads - Killea Crossroads, Derry, N. Ireland by George Row
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  1. 13 th August 2014 View Count reached 3,000
  1. 26 th May 2013 View Count reached 2,000

A virtual reality version of this image was published as part of the Crossroads Event of the World Wide Panorama project.

This rural crossroads is on one of my favourite roads. It is a few minutes drive from the city of Derry and yet close to the border with County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland.

On a summer evening we park the car here and take the looping walk following the roads around Kilea Reservoir. Returning to this junction we enjoy the view of the sun setting over the Donegal hills before driving home.

The roads that cross here are Killea Road and Creevagh Road. If we followed either road downhill we would, within a few hundred metres, cross the border into County Donegal. If we followed either of them uphill we would be heading back towards Derry City centre. In the case of Killea Road we would pass along the top of Killea Reservoir on the way back to Derry – a route much beloved by dog walkers.

Most of the landscape included in the panorama is in County Donegal. The eagle-eyed viewer, who is familiar with Donegal’s mountains, may spot on the horizon, the characteristic shape of the mountain range from Muckish to Erigal in West Donegal.

Approaching from the left is a tractor and trailer transporting grain.

 
Part of my postcard range. You can follow on to another gorgeous Very Ireland Post card .
 

History of this image on RedBubble

  1. 26 th May 2013 View Count reached 2,000
  2. 3rd December 2011 view count 508
  3. 7th February 2011 it had been viewed 100 times.
  4. January 2011 Featured in The World As We See it or as we Missed it
  5. 1st October 2010 uploaded to RedBubble

This HDR (High Dynamic Range) panorama was created by combining 48 separate digital photographs covering every angle and with bracketed exposure. The bracketed exposures went from 1/30 of a second to 1/8000 of a second in two stop intervals. Hence there is detail both in the brightest parts of the sky (even near the sun) and in the shadows.
 
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

  • BigAndRed
    BigAndRedabout 4 years ago

    excellent view George, where you up a ladder?

  • Big’, Thanks. No I wasn’t on a ladder! :-) The area in the centre of the picture is a bramble covered hump. I had already tried to shoot it from the road and from the gate-post opposite. In the end I climbed up on the weedy hump. You can see my shadow and the disturbance the tripod and I made to the weeds in the centre of the shot. With the tripod extended the camera was on a level with the signpost that is included edge on.

    – George Row

  • trish725
    trish725about 4 years ago

  • MarjorieB
    MarjorieBabout 4 years ago

    I don’t usually care for extreme lens tricks, but this I absolutely love. It reminds me of the illustrations in The Little Prince Mind your baobabs! Instant fave.

  • Marjorie, Thank you. George

    – George Row

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

  • Pix2Shine
    Pix2Shineabout 3 years ago

    This is so awesome!!

  • Sheryl,
    Thank you. Don’t forget to have a look at the VR version.
    George

    – George Row

  • Pix2Shine
    Pix2Shineabout 3 years ago

    I’ve never seen anything like the work you do, I’m completely amazed! I’ve been sitting here going through all of them! Looks like you put a lot of hard work into them, amazing!

  • Sheryl,
    Thank you. I wrote journal entry about my method.
    George

    – George Row

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesabout 3 years ago

  • Dragomir Vukovic
    Dragomir Vukovicalmost 3 years ago

    beautiful !!!

  • Dragomir, Thank you.

    – George Row

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