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Each of the cows in the parade was painted by a different artist. Each artist was paired with a community group and worked with them to identify a theme.
The cow in this panorama was created by The Gasyard Centre and Pilots Row Community Centre who named it The Shirt Factory Horn. Its theme is Derry’s shirt factories. The artists involved were Catherine Duddy and Mary Kennedy. This is one of three photographs that include this cow
It is also the middle cow in my close-up of of Three Cows on Parade.
Ebrington Square was formerly Ebrington Army Barracks. Under the guidance of Ilex (the local Urban Regeneration Company) it has been transformed into a public open space.
The Cow Parade is said to be the largest participative art project in the world. Having been seen by 300m people world-wide it certainly has a claim to that title! In fact there are many cow parades.
The organisers provide plain white fiberglass cows – mostly in three characteristic stances – and artists and community groups in a local area come together to decorate their cow in a way that highlights a locally relevant theme.
There are twelve, or more of these cows in Ebrington Square and a few others scattered around Derry.
History of this Image on Redbubble
Camera: EOS 5 d Mk ii
Lens: Zenitar 16mm Fisheye f/2.8 M42 manual focus on an EOS adapter.
Bracketed Exposure: f/16, at 1/25, 1/100 and 1/400 at ISO 400
Post Production Processing: The 27 images were stitched and blended together by Hugin which in turn invoked Nona (To transofrm the images), Enblend (to blend the seams) and Enfuse (to achieve the HDR Effect).
Subsequently there was cropping colour, balance etc in Apple Aperture