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Those source images were shot in Raw mode on a Canon EOS 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).

  1. 10 th January 2015 View Count reached 4,025
  1. 14 th July 2014 Achieved its third feature in the group Superbly Visual

The Kilkeel river starts in the Silent Valley, in County Down, N. Ireland, where it has been dammed to fill a reservoir that is used to supply Belfast and the surrounding areas with water. It flows from there to the Irish Sea, which it enters at the fishing town of Kilkeel.

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.

This 360° panorama was shot on stepping stones that cross the Kilkeel River below Hanna’s Close .

The steps are made from huge lumps of the local granite which is a characteristic of the mountains and the dry stone walls in the area.

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.

History of this image on Redbubble

  1. 10 th January 2015 View Count reached 4,025
  2. 20 th July 2014 View Count reached 3,000
  1. 31 st October 2013 View Count reached 2,005
  1. 6th February 2013 Achieved its second feature in the group Natures Paintbrush
  2. 5th February 2013 Added to Featured Images by Red Bubble
  3. 3rd February 2013 view count reached 1,000
  1. Saturday 25th August 2012 View count reached 502.
  2. Monday 11th June 2012 Featured for the first time in the RB Group World of EOS
  3. Wednesday 16th May 2012 View count reached 201.
  4. Sunday 22nd April 2012 View count reached 101.
  5. 5th April 2012 Uploaded to RedBubble
  6. Saturday 18th March 2012 Source images shot


  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful! Looks rugged! x

  • Agnes,
    Thank you -Yes it’s a lovely spot and, as I have been discovering recently, the countryside of County Down has quite a different character to the West-coast countryside that I am used to.

    – George Row

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 3 years ago

    A lot of work but worth it George.

  • DG, Thank you.

    – George Row

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 3 years ago

    w0w! love this sweetheART it’s a 5***** fave ;~ }Valz

  • Valz,
    Thank you – it’s great to have such an enthusiastic response! :-)

    – George Row

  • linmarie
    linmarieover 2 years ago


  • LinMarie,
    Thank you and of course thanks for all the work you do running challenges such as this one.

    – George Row

  • titus toledo
    titus toledoover 2 years ago

    man, this is really crazy surreal good!

    you got my vote, bro.

    hi ho!

    titus toledo

  • Titus,
    Thanks and especially thank you for voting for this image in the Surrealism challenge!

    – George Row

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    Always of interest George.

    Click the banner to take you to the group. Your work is welcome here and please enjoy it.

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibover 2 years ago

    Excellent image! Congratulations!

    Click here to view and comment in our Feature Broadcast 11th June 2012

  • Arfan,
    Thanks and especially thank you for all the work that you and the team put in to running the group.

    – George Row

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 2 years ago

  • Rene, thanks for the welcome.

    – George Row

  • Jeff Symons
    Jeff Symonsover 2 years ago

    What a fantastic effect George. Works well.

  • Jeff,
    Thanks – I see you are another Canon 5D user – I think Canon did good work on that camera!

    – George Row

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 2 years ago

    June 10th, 2012
    Thank You For Participating

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