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° panorama was shot on the traffic roundabout at the entrance to the town of Lifford (Leifear in Irish) in County Donegal, Ireland. The roundabout is home to a piece of public art called “The Three Coins”.
Lifford is the seat of local government and administrative centre of County Donegal. But, in recent years, people in Lifford felt that the town had been side-lined. (Letterkenny has developed into Donegal’s larger centre of industry, retail, education, and leisure facilities. Across the river, county boundary and border, Strabane in County Derry has also grown larger and busier than Lifford.)
So this sculpture was commissioned in an effort to re-assert Lifford as the gateway to Donegal.
The three coins symbolise the three rivers that converge at Lifford and no doubt are also seen as symbolising other triples such as past, present and future; and the shamrock’s trinity. Each coin includes pictorial references to Lifford’s history. Around the edge of each one is embossed the Latin phrase: “Praeterita Fecunda ~ Futura Praeclara” which means something like “Fruitful Heritage and Bright Future”
The 3 coins stand at 4.5m, 3m and 2.5 m in height.
Because of the way that it was created this is a very high resolution image (the equivalent of about 80-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.