Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistGeorge Row CollectionIreland
This 360° stereographic panorama is centred on the a stump of an ancient bog oak.
Altahullion Mountain was (and mostly still is) covered by a blanket peat bog. Turf has been cut from this bog for generations to be used as fuel. Turf cutting reveals many oak stumps such as this one. Their ages range from 2,000 to 6,000 years.
The wood is preserved as a result of the unique conditions of the peat bog. The wood becomes waterlogged which keeps away the oxygen and sunlight that would cause it to decay.
Now all around it are wind turbines. Altahullion is host to the largest wind farm in Ireland. It consists of 29 'Bonus 1.3MW' turbines each with a capacity to generate 1.3 Mega-watts. Each turbine has three 30m blades and is mounted on a tower 60m tall. Between them they generate enough electricity for 30,000 homes.
The panorama was created by combining 24 separate photographs covering every angle and with bracketed exposures. Hence the detail has been captured both in the brightest areas of sky and in the shadows. An immersive version of this panorama is available on the World Wide Panorama project where the scene can be explored.
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.
It can be printed so large that it tests the limits of Imagekind‘s framing service. You could print it at: - 24″x24″ and frame it with a 4″-6″ mat - 36″x36″ and frame it with no mat, or with one up to 2″ - 36″x36″ on canvas - 44″x44″ on paper and have it framed elsewhere.
At sizes up to 24″ square it will look good. At the larger sizes it is a real stunner!
George Row, Derry Member Since December 2009 Artist Statement I've been a computer programmer, an academic, a website producer, but I've always been a Photographer. At present my specialty is Panoramic Photography. I like the challenge - after a decade of making panoramas I'm still learning!
My early 360° panoramas were for immersive virtual reality (on the computer). Now I'm exploring printing. The "stereographic projection" turns the immersive panorama into a "little planet"- as if the landscape's horizon was the edge of a globe.
I live in Derry in Northern Ireland my early panoramas were of Derry and its surroundings. My website veryderry.com provides a virtual tour of the city.
Now I’ve shot panoramas all over Ireland. I'll be adding them to my gallery.