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 stereographic panorama was shot at sunset on the Summer Solstice, next to Shee Lugh Cairn on Moytura Hill, in County Sligo, Ireland.
Moytura Hill has many megalithic remains, including cairns, a dolmen, a ruined stone circle and ring-shaped earth enclosures. Moytura features in many Irish myths and legends.
'Shee Lugh' literally means 'Lugh's Throne'. Lugh was a Sun God and hero-warrior in Celtic Mythology. He lead the winning side in the 'Battle of Moytura'.
The Summer Solstice sunset from this spot appears to go down over Knocknarea mountain, home to 'Queen Maeve's Cairn', the largest megalithic cairn in the area.
But there are other alignments. On the Winter Solstice, the sun sets over a cairn at Carrowkeel on the Bicklieve Mountains (above Lough Arrow - the lake to the left). At the Winter Solstice, the sunrise aligns with Sheemor in County Leitrim; and on the equinoxes the Sun rises over Sliabh an Iariann in the East, and sets over Muckelty Hill in the West.
It's thought that these alignments of sunrises and sunsets were used by our megalithic ancestors to set their calendars. Hence this image was featured by the World Wide Panorama project in their 'Time' themed event in Jume 09.
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 re
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.