Shop

[abandoned, Aran Islands, Aran Islands, Atlantic, boat, coastal, Galway Bay, Hugin, Inis Oirr, Irish, nautical, panorama, Plassey, planet, postcard, rock, rocky beach, ruin, rusty, seashore, ship, Ted, wreck, >500 >1,000 >2,000 views, one feature]

  1. 2 nd June 2013 View Count reached 2,005

The Raw source images for this HDR panorama were shot on a Canon EOS 5D with 16mm Zenitar Fisheye Lens. (Full production details in Method section below.)

This image is a 360° panorama taken on Inisheer (Inis Oirr in the local Irish language), the smallest of the Aran Islands in Galway Bay.

There are three related panoramas here:

                             
    Another version         One shot on       One at O′Brien    
      of this one         seaward side       Fort nearby.  

 

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

 

This wreck, which lies on the Eastern shoreline, is one of the island’s main tourist attractions. It is known as the “Plassey Wreck”.

The Plassey, was a cargo vesel, launched in 1940. It was renamed “Plassey” after being acquired by the Limerick Steamship Company in 1951.

On its final voyage the Plassey was sailing through Galway Bay carrying a cargo of whiskey, stained glass, and yarn. On 8th March 1960 it was caught in a severe storm and ran onto Finnis Rock, (about 1km offshore) Inisheer, Aran Islands.

The crew of 11 were safely taken off with the assistance of local islanders. Several weeks later a second storm washed the ship off the rock and drove it ashore on the island above the usual high tide line – where it has remained.

An article in the Irish Independent newspaper in 2010 commemorated the rescue of the crew by talking to two of those who had taken part.

The opening sequence of the TV comedy series “Father Ted” uses shots of Inisheer to portray “Craggy Island” starting with an aerial shot of the Plassy wreck.

History of This Image on RedBubble

  1. 27th November 2010 uploaded to RedBubble
  2. 10 March 2011 it was featured in the Redbubble group “The World as we See it or Missed it”
  3. 11 March 2011 it had been viewed 105 times.
  4. 19 December 2011 it had been viewed 520 times.

Method
This High Dynamic Range panorama was created by combining 27 separate photographs covering every angle and with bracketed exposures. Those source images were shot in Raw mode on a Canon EOS 5D with a 16mm Zenitar 42mm manual fish-eye lens mounted on the 5d via an EOS adapter. They were shot in groups of three bracketed exposures (from -2 stops to +2 stops).

The source images were then stitched and blended together using a program called Hugin, which in turn invoked a program called Enfuse to create the High Dynamic Range effect.

Because of the way that it was created this is a very high resolution image (the equivalent of about 30-megapixels). It′s capable of delivering very fine detail even when printed at massive sizes.

I have written a short journal entry introducing the method by which these panoramas are created, it is called:
“Creating a Stereographic Panorama – the Basic Idea”

I have other panoramas here from the Aran Islands and I have three collections here of stereographic panoramas like this one, they are panoramas of:

        Donegal           Derry
   
      The Aran Islands  
   

Tags

plassey, inis oirr, aran islands, ship wreck, ireland, irish, panorama, boat, ship, nautical, father ted, vicard, inisheer, 360, stereographic, hugin, canon, eos, 5d, galway bay, atlantic, shipwreck, wreck, panoramic, sky out, island, rust, rusty, rock, rocks, rocky beach, seashore, coast, coastal, planet, 1 feature, craggy island, 500 1000 2000 views, ruin, shoreline, abandoned

Comments

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 3 years ago

    Absolutely fantastic image – well done !!

  • Mattie, Thank you – personally I had doubts about this image. It ended up very much in shades of grey … it was the last day of my visit to the island and I probably would have waited till the light was better – if I had had any more time. It has sat on my computer for quite a while being passed over for upload-selection. So it is interesting to hear other people’s reaction. George

    – George Row

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 3 years ago
    Hi George – I like this image as I am seeing it as a complete amateur and not through the eyes of a professional, such as yourself – I love this as I find it very magical, colourful in a very subdued way and extremely creative – I think it is GREAT …….very best wishes, Mattie
  • Mattie, Thanks again for the follow-up – very helpful. I have added another version – link in the next reply and now in the caption. George

    – George Row

  • Judi Rustage
    Judi Rustageover 3 years ago

    I love this… wonderful pov and subject. Love the story too :)

  • Judi, Thank you. I think you might have commented before I had added the related image
    George

    – George Row

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait