Hurry Head Harbour, Carnlough, County Antrim - Sky In

George Row

Derry, United Kingdom

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[360°, Antrim, boats, Carnlough, clothing, coast, dingy, docks, fishing, Glens, Hurry Head, harbour, Ireland, iPad cover, iPhone cover, Laptop cover, limestone, marina, mugs, N.Ireland, nautical, panorama, quay, sea, sky in, stereographic, throw pillows, tote bag, VR, village WWP, yacht, >100 views]

Camera: Canon EOS 5d DSLR Mk II with a Canon 15mm fisheye lens

A Virtual Reality version of this panorama was featured on the World Wide Panorama Travel event in April 2016.

  1. 12 th April 2016 View Count reached 120

Carnlough village is on the Antrim Coast Road (the A2) about 20km North of Larne. It is at the mouth of Glen Cloy – the second of the Glens of Antrim. Glen Cloy is also known as the “Glen of the Hedges”. On a clear day The Mull of Kintyre, in Scotland, is visible from the harbour wall.

The harbour became a travel hub in the 1850s when the railway bridge was built. The bridge, which can be seen between the cream and blue buildings across the harbour, carried a railway line from Gortin limestone quarry on the hillside behind the village to ships waiting in the harbour. From here the limestone was transported to a chemical plant in Glasgow, where it would be processed for use in the steel, textile and farming industries.

The bridge still dominates the village with the main street (the A2) passing under it. The track on top of the bridge is now a cycle and foot path used by tourists. It passes at roof height between a hotel and the building that was once the town hall, which is now the local library.

The Harbour was known as Hurry Head from the name given to the gravity driven rail system that brought the limestone down and the empty trucks back up. The railway from the quarry operated for over a 100 years.

For several decades at the start of the twentieth century there was also a locomotive called “The Otter” that operated on a line along the coast from Tullyaughter Quarry 4km South of Hurry Head Harbour.

This stereographic projection High Dynamic Range (HDR) panoramic image was created by first making a Equi-rectangular panorama combining 27 separate digital photographs covering every angle and with bracketed exposures (mid and +/- 2 stops). Hence the detail has been captured both in the brightest areas of the sky and the buildings in shadow.
Then this stereographic image was created from the Equi-rectangular panorama

#The source images were shot on a Canon EOS 5d DSLR Mk II with a Canon 15mm fisheye lens and stitched together using the free open-source program Hugin, which in turn invokes a program called Enfuse to blend the exposures and create the HDR effect.

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