Hanna's Close, County Down (Sky In) by George Row

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[architecture, County Down, clachan, cottage, granite, Hanna’s Close, HDR, hiking, historic, holiday, Hugin, Ireland, Kilkeel, Mourne mountains, N. ireland, panorama, Post Card, sky in, three features, >500 >1,000 views]

  1. 29 th June 2013 View Count reached 1,000

The source images for this panorama were shot in Raw mode on a Canon EOS 5D with a 16mm Zenitar Manual Focus fisheye lens mounted via an EOS adapter.

Hanna’s Close is one of two “Clachans” in Northern Ireland that have been preserved and given an official listing as historic buildings.

The Clachan was a type of small traditional settlement common in Ireland and Scotland for hundreds of years. It usually consisted of a small cluster of single-storey cottages, lacking a church, or other formal building.

The Clachan was an integral part of the Rundale common-land farming system, through which a small community could sustain itself on poor quality land.

That style of farming was disrupted in the nineteenth century (by changes in landlords and the events around the Great Famine) and as a style of dwelling place the Clachan had mostly died out by the middle of the 20th century.

Hanna’s Close is near the foot of the Mountains of Mourne, about a mile and a half from the fishing port of Kilkeel in County Down, Northern Ireland. It includes seven old restored cottages, that are earning their keep as heritage holiday cottages these days.

It makes a great base for a hiking holiday or a trip to the nearby Silent Valley reservoir. I shot this panorama the morning after we walked to the top of Sliabh Binneáin

This stereographic panorama is part of my postcard and greetings cards range. You can follow on to another gorgeous Very Ireland Post card just by following that link.

History of this image on Redbubble

  1. 20th March 2011 Source images shot
  2. 7th February 2012 Uploaded to Redbubble
  3. 9th March 2012 Featured in History group.
  4. 14th March 2012 Featured in Artists Universe group.
  5. 17th March 2012 Featured in the Preserving History group.
  6. 27th March 2012 View count reached 206
  7. 8th July 2012 views count reached 509



This full 360° 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 5D with a 16mm Zenitar Manual Focus fisheye lens mounted via an EOS adapter. 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.


  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 2 years ago

    MARCH 14th, 2012
    See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges

  • Mary, Thanks for featuring my panorama.

    – George Row

  • Kittycat10
    Kittycat10over 2 years ago


  • Pepi, Thank you.

    – George Row

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 2 years ago

    Green for St. Patrick’s Day!
    Congratulations George
    March 17/12

  • Vickie,
    Thank you for featuring this image – ironically I didn’t spot your message at the time … because I was away staying at the place in this photograph! :-)

    – George Row

  • Brenda Dahl
    Brenda Dahlover 2 years ago

    Congrats for your feature today in “Preserving History” group~!

  • Brenda,
    Thank you … ironically I didn’t spot your message at the time … because I was away staying at the place in this photograph! :-)

    – George Row

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    Creates a nice abstract.

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