City Walls of Derry at Ferryquay Gate

George Row

Derry, United Kingdom

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  1. 29th May 2016 View Count reached 16,000
  1. 14 th March 2015 Awarded its seventh feature in the group Street Shots

This photograph has been featured in seven RedBubble groups. See the History section for details.

This 360° panoramic image was shot on top of Ferryquay Gate in Derry’s City Walls. It was created with a method that simulates the view of lens with a 6mm focal length on a 35mm camera.

It is a favourite image of more than 12 people.

The city walls of Derry were built and rebuilt in the seventeenth century. They gained historic significance when the city was besieged for 105 days in 1689.

The cobbled path stretching straight into the image is the upper surface of the walls. They are one of the few examples in Europe of completely intact city walls. (Admittedly there is one break in the walls at Newmarket St). The complete circumference is about one mile.

Walking around the City Walls is one of the standard things for tourists to do when they visit Derry and is something that many local residents have never done!

The building towards the top right with the scaffolding in front and the crane working overhead is The Playhouse a local community arts centre and theatre. It is based in an old school building and at the time the photograph was taken was under-going a restoration and renovation, that is now complete.

To the right is Ferryquay Street one of Derry′s traditional shopping streets. It ends with the green spire on “Austins” which claims to be “The oldest department store in Ireland”. Towards the bottom left we are looking over the red-brick of Foyleside – one of Derry′s modern shopping centres.

The cream coloured building towards the bottom right with the red and black sign is a popular local restaurant called: “Halo Pantry”.


          This image is also available as part of a calendar
                        Panoramic views of Ireland      

The panorama was created from twenty seven separate digital photographs, covering every angle and with bracketed exposures. They were combined into a single high-resolution, panoramic, high dynamic range image.

The source images were shot on a Canon EOS 5d DSLR with a 16mm fish-eye lens and stitched and blended together using Hugin, a free open source program.

Because of the way that it was created this is a very high resolution image (the equivalent of about 80-megapixels). It′s capable of delivering very fine detail even when printed at massive sizes.

History of this Image on RedBubble

  1. 29th May 2016 View Count reached 16,000
  2. 5th May 2015 View Count reached 12,000
  3. 14 th March 2015 Awarded its seventh feature in the group Street Shots
  4. 11th March 2015 View Count reached 11,000
  5. 9 th February 2015 View Count reached 10,010
  6. 10th January 2015 View Count reached 9,000
  7. 13th December 2014 Achieved its Sixth feature in the group Historic Sites
  8. 13th December 2014 View Count reached 8,000
  9. 15 th October 2014 View Count reached 7,000
  10. 30 th July 2014 View Count has reached 6,005
  11. 5 th May 2014 View Count has reached 5,000
  12. 7 th November 2013 View Count reached 4,000
  13. 28th February 2013 View count reached 3,006
  14. 26th December 2012 Featured for the fifth time. This time in: Artists Universe
  15. 18th November 2012 Featured for the fourth time. This time in: Stunning Skyscapes
  16. 15th June 2011 Featured in Quality Textures, HDR & Photo Manipulation
  17. 11th April 2011 view count reached 500
  18. June 2010 Featured in: “Dedicated Wide Angle and Fisheye Lens Photography”
  19. May 2010 Featured in “Who are YOU to judge”
  20. May 2010 Won the Top of the World Challenge in Mood and Ambiance group
  21. 8th, 9th May 2010 Sold as a Greetings Card
  22. 8th May 2010 view count reached 100
  23. 20th April 2010 uploaded to RedBubble

I have written a short journal entry introducing the method by which these panoramas are created, it is called:
#“Creating a Stereographic Panorama – the Basic Idea”

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