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Cow Parade Panorama - Shirt Factory Horn, Derry by George Row

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  1. 26 th February 2014 View Count reached 2,000
  1. 12 th March 2013 Achieved its third feature in the group Superbly Visual

This painted cow is part of Derry’s Cow Parade in Ebrington Square, Derry.

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

  1. 12 th March 2013 Achieved its third feature in the group Superbly Visual
  2. 8 th March 2013 View Count reached 1,000
  3. 11th October 2012 view count reached 511
  4. 16th Sept 2012 view count reached 234
  5. 5th September 2012 Achieved its second feature when it was featured in the Best of RedBubble
  6. 4th Sept 2012 Featured for the First time in the group Out of the Blue
  7. 3rd Sept 2012 view count reached 147
  8. 18th Aug 2012 Uploaded to RedBubble
  9. 16th Aug 2012 Source images Blended and stitched together using Hugin
  10. 4th Aug 2012 Source Images shot in Ebrington Square

Photographic Details
    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


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  • Deb Coats
    Deb Coatsabout 2 years ago

    very cool… I like this one a lot… Love my trees :)

  • Deb,
    Thanks for the feedback. I wasn’t sure of it because the cow ended up quite small … but as say the trees are striking. So I must add a tag for trees.

    – George Row

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessabout 2 years ago

    Wow! Love the whole shape of this one. x

  • Agnes,
    Thank you. Yes looking at these photographs I realised how much I like the way they have incorporated the trees into the new Ebrington Square. They look good now, but as they grow they are going to create lovely shade on those terraces.

    – George Row

  • leapdaybride
    leapdaybrideabout 2 years ago
  • Carla, Thanks for featuring this panorama.

    – George Row

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 2 years ago

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

  • ChasSinklier
    ChasSinklierabout 2 years ago

    FEATURED on September 5, 2012

  • Charlie Mclenahan
    Charlie Mclenahanover 1 year ago

    Super images, I have sent you a bmail

  • Tammera
    Tammeraover 1 year ago

    Congratulations!! Great Work!

  • Tammera, Thanks for Featuring this photograph in Superbly Visual.

    – George Row

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