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  1. 4th February 2015 View Count reached 13,000
  1. 16th May 2013 Sold as a print
  1. Featured in five groups. See the section labelled History of this Image on RedBubble for the names of the groups.

This is a full 360° HDR panorama taken on seaward side of the Plassey Wreck on Inisheer (Inis Oirr in the local Irish language), the smallest of the Aran Islands in Galway Bay.

This wreck, which lies on the Eastern shoreline, is one of the island’s tourist attraction. 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.

The last living member of the crew said in a recent documentary that it sailed between Ireland and many exotic places including: Italy, Leningrad in Russia and Tunisia

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, Inisheer, Aran Islands.

The crew of 11 were safely taken off with the assistance of local islanders. Years later in another storm the ship was washed off the rock and driven 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.

There is also another full 360° stereographic panorama taken from the other side of the wreck on the edge of the limestone pavement:

I also have another view of the island from a hill top nearby

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 Plassey wreck.

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 photographs covering every angle and with bracketed exposures. Those source images were shot in Raw mode on a Canon EOS 5D with a 16mm fisheye lens. They were shot in groups of three bracketed exposures (from -2 stops to +2 stops). They 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 <b>very</b> 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”

h2. History of this Image on RedBubble

  1. 4th February 2015 View Count reached 13,000
  1. 5th January 2015 View Count reached 12,000
  1. 11th December 2014 View Count reached 11,000
  1. 24 th September 2014 View Count reached 10,000
  1. 13th July 2014 View Count reached 9,010
  2. 9th March 2014 View Count reached 8,005
  1. 2 nd October 2013 View Count reached 7,000
  1. 18 st August 2013 View Count has reached 6,362
  1. 1 st August 2013 View Count has reached 6,000
  2. 3 rd June 2013 View Count has reached 5,004
  3. 16th May 2013 Sold as a print
  4. 19th January 2013 View count reached 4,004
  5. 2nd July 2012 featured in the RB group 4 Winners Only
  6. 2nd September 2011 featured in Superbly Visual
  7. 12th August 2011 view count was 506
  8. 26th July 2011 featured in Artists Universe
  9. 11th February 2011 featured in “Inspired Art”
  10. 14th January 2011 featured in “The World As We See It…”
  11. 13th December 2010 view count was 101
  12. 30th November 2010 uploaded to RedBubble
  13. 16th May 2013 Sold as a print
  14. 18th May 2013 Added to Featured Images by RedBubble

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  


  • Photography by Mathilde
    Photography by...over 4 years ago

    Love this view as well, George – great capture !!

  • Wow! that was quick – I feel like I just finished uploading it when the comments appeared! Thank you. I think prefer this view myself – I can’t remember why I passed over it originally. George

    – George Row

  • Tuliptree
    Tuliptreeover 4 years ago

    This one works really well! Good work!

  • Tuliptree, Thank you. George

    – George Row

  • Photography by Mathilde
    Photography by...over 4 years ago

    ….or should I say captures !!

  • :-) The difference between photography and panoramic-photography can be tricky.

    I usually start by saying that:
    “The key to photography is choosing where to point the camera. The key to panoramic-photography is *choosing where to stand the tripod!”*

    – George Row

  • mikequigley
    mikequigleyover 4 years ago

    good one george – mq

  • Mike, Thank you. George

    – George Row

  • trish725
    trish725about 4 years ago

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 4 years ago

    February 10th, 2010
    Please enter/vote in the ongoing Challenges

  • Mary, Thank you for featuring this image. George

    – George Row

  • Emilie Trammell
    Emilie Trammellabout 4 years ago

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago

    JULY 26th, 2011
    ► See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesover 3 years ago

    FABulous George!!

  • Jules,
    Thank you.
    (I was experimenting with the preview of the new layout and clicked “Favourite” on my own photograph – was that what brought you here?)

    – George Row

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesover 3 years ago

    I guess so !!

  • I just went and checked and it seems you can make one of your images a favourite on the old layout – it had just never occurred to me to try.

    I like some of the things on the new-look … But some of it will mean more work re-formatting captions. I had adopted a format of repeating the Title in Headline style at the top of the caption which is now redundant, and things like having an image near the top of a caption just don’t look good in the new layout as it tends to get cut-off.



    – George Row

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