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 CollectionDerry
This 360° panoramic image was shot on Clooney Terrace in The Waterside area of Derry.
I grew up in this area in the 1960s. At that time, this street and beyond it, Spencer Road, provided the main shopping area on this side of the river Foyle. Now most of the local retail activity is in edge-of-town shopping centres at Lisnagelvin and Cresent Link. Nevertheless the butcher’s shop, “Clooney Meats” and Ruth Bigger’s opticians remain prominent among the businesses still active on Clooney Terrace.
Across the road at a branch of the Ulster Bank you can see several images of the same people as they wait, withdraw cash and walk away.
The photographer’s tripod was positioned at the top of the steps that lead down to Bonds Hill. There is another panorama here of All Saints Church, next to the steps. It was assembled from the same set of original shots. They differ only in the final rendering via Stereographic projection. They make an interesting pair.
The panorama was created by combining 27 separate digital photographs covering every angle and with bracketed exposures.
Because of the way that it was created this is a very high resolution image (the equivalent of about 40-megapixels). It is 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″ to 6″ mat - 36″x36″ and frame it with no mat at all, or with one up to a 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.