Very Derry - Print Sales


I‘ve made a few panoramas available as framed prints via the Image Kind website. There are two galleries: Ireland (landscapes from all over the country) and Derry (mostly street scenes of Derry).

Although based in the USA and processing transactions in dollars, Image Kind ship canvases and framed prints world wide.

The available panoramas are listed below, with links to the appropriate page on the Image Kind site. It is they who handle the credit card transactions and who do the printing and framing of the photographs. I chose them because of their good reputation both for the quality of their printing and for their customer service. However do let me know if you have any problem with an order.

These are very high resolution images (the equivalent of about 80-megapixels), capable of delivering very fine detail even when printed at massive sizes.

Over the coming months, I‘ll add panoramas to the printable collection as the files are ready. So if there is any image elsewhere on the site that you would like to see available as a framed print, do get in touch (email address on the About page) - I may be able to skip your favourite image to the front of the queue!



Panoramas from Derry

Ness Glen - Mystical Irish Woods
Irish photographic gift of Ness Glen - Mystical Irish Woods

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.

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All Saints Clooney, Derry
Irish photographic gift of All Saints Clooney, Derry

This 360° panoramic image was shot on Clooney Terrace in The Waterside area of Derry on a bright spring day in early May 2009. It was taken outside the Church of Ireland Church known as “All Saints Clooney”. Many of the parishioners would refer to the city as Londonderry, reflecting the City’s role in the history of the “Plantation of Ulster”.

The tripod was positioned at the top of the steps that lead down to Bonds Hill.

There is another panorama here of Clooney Terrace that was assembled from the same set of original shots. It is just the final rendering in the Stereographic projection that differs. They make an interesting pair.

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Clooney Terrace, Derry
Irish photographic gift of Clooney Terrace, Derry

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.

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Hands Across the Divide
Irish photographic gift of Hands Across the Divide

This 360° panorama features Maurice Harron's sculpture “Hands Across The Divide” which stands at Carlisle Circus, in Derry, N.Ireland.

The panorama was created by combining 24 separate digital photographs covering every angle and with bracketed exposures. Hence the detail has been captured both in the brightest areas of the sky and in the shadows between the statues.

It is presented here in a form suitable for printing through the use of what is known as a “stereographic projection” whereby a rectangular panoramic image can be rendered as if on a globe.

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Christmas Lights on Ferryquay Street, Derry
Irish photographic gift of Christmas Lights on Ferryquay Street, Derry

This 360° panoramic image was shot on Ferryquay Street in Derry just after sunset on New year's day 2008. The Christmas decorations were still in place as the shoppers visit the New year sales.

The dark street to the left is Artillery Street, with the Java coffee shop on the corner leads up past the, now refurbished, Playhouse Theatre. To the right Market Street leads past the Halo Pantry and Grill to Derry‘s other major entertainment venue The Millennium Forum.

The large form in the lower part of the image is Ferryquay Gate - one of the four original archways through the historic city walls.

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The Undertones play Brooke Park
Irish photographic gift of The Undertones play Brooke Park

The Undertones are probably the best known little rock band to come out of Derry during the late 1970s punk era. Their hit “Teenage Kicks” was famously touted as his “favourite record ever” by influencial DJ John Peel. Four out of the original five members reformed the band in November 1999 with Paul McCloone filling the fifth spot as lead singer. Since then they have undertaken tours of the UK, Ireland, Europe and North America.

This 360° panorama was shot just as The Undertones played “Teenage Kicks” as the big finale to their concert as part of “The Picnic in The Park” organised by the Friends of Brooke Park on 4 th August 2007 in Derry.

Although it had drizzled a bit, earlier in the afternoon, the rain held off throughout the hour or more for which they played. They even sang “Here comes Summer” without fate's sense of irony intervening.

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Derry's Walled City Market - Sky In
Irish photographic gift of Derry's Walled City Market - Sky  In

This 360° panoramic image was shot in Derry‘s Guildhall Square on the first Saturday of September 2008, when the local street market known as “The Walled City Market” was taking place.

On one side of the square stands the distinctive gothic-style sandstone building known as the “Guildhall”. It serves many civic functions, it houses the Council Chamber in which Derry City Council meets, and the Mayor‘s Parlour, where the Mayor receives visitors.

The Guildhall opened in 1890 after the original town hall in the Diamond - the centre of the walled city - was burnt down. On the other side of the square are the historic city walls. They date from the 17th century and are amongst the last entact city walls in Europe.

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Photographer's Shadow at The Walled City Market -
Irish photographic gift of Photographer's Shadow at The Walled City Market -

This 360° panoramic image was shot in Derry‘s Guildhall Square on the first Saturday of the month in September 2008, when the local street market known as “The Walled City Market” was taking place.

On one side of the square stands the distinctive gothic-style sandstone building known as the “Guildhall”. It serves many civic functions, including housing the Council Chamber in which Derry City Council meets, and the Mayor‘s Parlour, where the Mayor receives and hosts visitors.

The Guildhall opened in 1890 after the original town hall in the Diamond - the centre of the walled city - was burnt down. On the other side of the square are the historic city walls. They date from the 17th century and are amongst the last entact city walls in Europe.

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The Bogside Seen from the Walls of Derry
Irish photographic gift of The Bogside Seen from the Walls of Derry

This is a 360° panoramic image taken on the historic walls of Derry City. It was shot at a corner of the walls known as the “Double Bastion”, outside the old red-brick primary school building that now houses The Verbal Arts Centre. The view encompasses the Bogside and the Creggan residential areas of the city with the hills of County Donegal behind them.

The two canons shown here date from the time of the siege of Derry at the end of the seventeenth century.

The panorama was created from twenty seven separate digital photographs, covering every angle and with bracketed exposures. They were combined into a single high-resolution, panoramic, high dynamic range image.

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Panoramas from the Aran Islands

Panoramas from elsewhere in Ireland

Glenagivney Beach, Inishowen, Donegal
Irish photographic gift of Glenagivney Beach, Inishowen, Donegal

The name of this valley comes from its Irish name: "Gleann Ui Chaomhanaigh" which means "Kavanagh's Glen".

Glenagivney is the more remote of the two glens that open into Kinnagoe Bay on the North East coast of the Inishowen Peninsula in North Donegal. They are each fronted by a sandy beach strewn with boulders.

Glenagivney beach can be reached either by scrambling down an overgrown path from the hill side above or by walking the length of the other beach and clambering over the rocks that divide the two beaches.

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Bunglas - Highest Sea Cliffs in Europe?
Irish photographic gift of Bunglas - Highest Sea Cliffs in Europe?
The Bunglas cliffs, in South West Donegal, Ireland are the seaward side of Sleive League mountain. The eroded face of the mountain top falls 601m (1972 feet) into the Atlantic Ocean. They are the highest cliffs in Ireland and are said to be the highest sea cliffs in Europe. In terms of Irish tourist attractions, the Cliffs of Moher may be more famous, however the cliffs at Bunglas are considerably taller and are now established on the tourist trail for any visitor who comes this far North. Sleive League is popular with hill walkers and ramblers. Many of them will walk up the “Pilgrim's Path” from the landward side, being rewarded when they crest the hill with a fabulous sea view. For those less committed to exercise and deferred gratification, there is a car park at Bunglas and they can drive the first 1,000 feet of the climb and, having parked the car, can then enjoy the sea view as they walk up the the second 1,000 feet. This photograph presents a more than 180° view, cropped from a full HDR panoramic image, stitched from multiple original shots. (Details below.) To get some idea of the scale you can pick out the path from the car park at the lower-mid-left of the image. The path winds around behind the photographer (we are at an elevation of about 1500 feet) and at the mid-right a walker can be seen breaking the horizon on his way to the summit. Techie Photographic Detail The source images were shot in groups of three (bracketed with +2 and -2 stops) as Canon Raw images on a Canon EOS 5d with a 16mm fisheye lens. They were stitched and blended together using a free, open source, program called Hugin. Hugin in turn invokes a program called Enfuse to create the High Dynamic Range effect. Then this image was cropped out of the total panorama. It represents about a 200° view taken out of the 360° stitched panorama.

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Lifford Coins, County Donegal
Irish photographic gift of Lifford Coins, County Donegal

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.

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Bog Oak on Altahullion Wind farm, County Derry
Irish photographic gift of Bog Oak on Altahullion Wind farm, County Derry

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.

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Malin Beg Beach - South Donegal
Irish photographic gift of Malin Beg Beach - South Donegal

This 360° stereographic panorama was shot at the top of the cliff above Malin Beg beach in South Donegal, Ireland.

The panorama was created by combining 24 separate digital photographs covering every angle and with bracketed exposures. Hence the detail has been captured both in the brightest areas of the sky and in the shadows under the cliff.

The sheltered crescent shaped bay leads out into the Atlantic Ocean. The mountains to the left lead over to Sleive League with its highest sea cliffs in Europe. To the right a little way around the coast lies Glencolmcille. Even on a warm summer‘s day there is a chill to the Atlantic water.

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Teelin Bay from Roxborough, South Donegal
Irish photographic gift of Teelin Bay from Roxborough, South Donegal

This stereographic panorama was shot at the “Fairy Fort” at Roxborough overlooking Teelin Bay in South Donegal, Ireland.

The panorama was created by combining 24 separate digital photographs covering every angle and with bracketed exposures. Hence the detail has been captured both in the brightest areas of the sky and in the shadows on the opposite side of the bay.

The Atlantic Ocean lies to the left of the picture beyond Teelin Harbour at the mouth of the bay. The village of Carrick lies to the right.

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Winter Solstice Dawn over Grianan, Donegal
Irish photographic gift of Winter Solstice Dawn over Grianan, Donegal

This 360° panoramic image was shot at dawn on the Winter Solstice 2007 at the ancient stone fort known as Grianan of Ailach, in County Donegal, Ireland.

Grianan of Ailach literally means the "Fortress of the Sun".

The panoramic image was created by combining 27 separate digital photographs covering every angle and with bracketed exposures. Hence the detail has been captured both in the brightest areas of the sky and in the shadows inside the fort.

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Moville Shoreline at Dusk, Donegal
Irish photographic gift of Moville Shoreline at Dusk, Donegal

This 360° panorama was taken at twilight on the shoreline of Lough Foyle between the town of Moville and the fishing port of Greencastle on the Eastern coast of the Inishowen peninsula in County Donegal, Ireland. In the nineteenth century Moville was the final embarkation point for many emigrants who left this area for a new life in America.

The panorama is shown here using something called a “Stereographic Projection” which renders the 360° image as if the tripod was a low-flying helicopter and the horizon of the flat panorama was the edge of a tiny globe over which it flew as the globe floated in an encircling sky.

The panoramic image was created by combining 27 separate digital photographs covering every angle and with bracketed exposures. Hence the detail has been captured both in the brightest areas of the sky and in the shadows between the rocks. The photographs were shot under pressure as the tide came in, widening the gaps between the rocks on which the tripod stood.

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Moytura Sunset, County Sligo
Irish photographic gift of Moytura Sunset, County Sligo

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".

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Calendar: Derry a panoramic Perspective.
Irish photographic gift of Calendar: Derry a panoramic Perspective.

A calendar with twelve extraordinary panoramic images of the historic city of Derry and surroundings. These are stereographic panoramic images.

Each panorama was made by combining many original photographs covering every possible angle, and with exposure bracketing to ensure detail in all parts of the image.

This is not an ordinary photographic calendar!

The calendar is on sale via the Cafe Press website, along wth a small selection of other fun products.

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If you don′t see one that you like today, do remember to bookmark this page or http://VeryIreland.imagekind.com and come back for another visit in the New Year.





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