This 360° panorama was shot in the village area of Inisheer Island. The smallest of the three Aran Islands in Galway Bay. (The island′s official name is the Irish: “Inis Oírr” meaning “east island”.
The name of the pub with the blue sign “Tigh Ruairí” (the yellow writing on the blue sign behind the wall) literally means “Ruairí′s House”.
With a modern day population of only 250 people, Inisheer welcomes many times that number of tourists each summer. If you visit you can be sure of a music-session most nights at Tigh Ruairí.
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 very high resolution image (the equivalent of about 50-megapixels). It′s capable of delivering very fine detail even when printed at massive sizes.
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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”