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° panorama was shot at the bottom of a deep wooded gully in Ness Woods in County Derry, Ireland. The tripod was standing on a moss covered ledge just above the river that carved the gully through the rock. I shot this image as a moment of calm consolation, having given up on trying to reach the waterfall just along the river - and to put off the moment when I would have to try to scramble back up the near-vertical muddy bank with camera and tripod on my back!
It was created by combining 24 separate photographs, covering every possible angle and with exposure bracketing. Hence there is detail in the blue sky high above us and in the darkest corners beneath the trees.
It is different from many of my other panoramic images here in two ways. Firstly it was transformed from a horizontal panorama through the use of a polar projection rather than a stereographic projection. Secondly rather than having the ground in the centre and creating a “little planet” effect it has the sky in the centre. Those differences give it its circular form and combine to contribute to its slightly spooky “just emerged from a rabbit hole” sort of mood that people seem to like.
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.