August 2017
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 Unless otherwise credited all pictures on this website are  © Jon Wornham
2nd August
Three locations yesterday afternoon.  Panasonic TZ60  1/8/17
 
 
5th August
A walk through Tholt y Will plantation to discover the tholtans (abandoned farms) of Craigmooar and Sharragh Bedn.
Panasonic TZ60  4/8/17
 
 
6th August
Aerial pictures taken yesterday morning in the Garwick Bay area.  -  DJI Phantom 4 Pro 5/8/17
 
 
7th August
Aerial pictures taken on Saturday morning, flying from Laxey Head.  -  DJI Phantom 4 Pro  5/8/17
 
I've just finished a complete re-design and update of the Railway section 'MER Power Cars' with photos of 25 of the 26 remaining tramcars
and locomotives in the fleet.  MER Power Cars.  The sections detailing individual railway coaches on the Steam Railway and MER Trailer
Cars have been temporarily deleted and await updating.
 
 
10th August
Animal portraits from the Curraghs Wildlife Park yesterday afternoon.  -  Panasonic TZ60 9/8/17
 
Out in the Ballaugh Curragh, one of the wild wallabies that live in the Isle of Man.
 
 
11th August
Aerial photography in the Brandywell area yesterday afternoon.  The hillsides are currently clad with purple heather flowers, contrasting with the still green grassland.  -   DJI Phantom 4 Pro 10/8/17
 
 
12th August
Some more aerial pictures taken on Thursday afternoon, moving a bit further north and flying from near to Montpelier Woodland.
DJI Phantom 4 Pro  10/8/17
 
 
13th August
Last set of aerial pictures from Thursday afternoon, this time flying from close to the Killabregga Tholtan above Sulby Glen
DJI Phantom 4 Pro  10/8/17
 
 
14th August
Some more aerial pictures as the weather has been kind for drone flying and you have to make the most of that here in the isle of Man!!  These were shot yesterday morning flying from close to the old Tynwald site at Killabane, near to St Luke's Church that sits on the ridge between the east and west Baldwin valleys.  A lovely spot but often too breezy for drone flying!   DJI Phantom 4 Pro  13/8/17
 
 
17th August
Some reasonably light winds and sunshine this morning for a flight around Douglas Head and the northern Marine Drive.
DJI Phantom 4 Pro  17/8/17
 
 
18th August
From a second flight undertaken yesterday morning from a bit further south, at Little Ness on the Marine Drive.
DJI Phantom 4 Pro  17/8/17
 
 
19th August
Jurby Church and the north west coast yesterday afternoon.  Nikon D7100  18/8/17
 
Curraghs Wildlife Park
A few pictures taken yesterday evening at a special Members & Guests only evening opening.  One of the highlights for me was being able to access the walkway through  the Ring Tailed Lemur enclosure, which has been closed due to visitors persistently feeding the lemurs, despite notices asking them not to as some human foodstuffs are dangerous for the lemurs.  Nikon D7100  18/8/17
 
On a walk out into the Curragh we spotted one of the wild wallabies with two youngsters, although I only managed to photograph one of them.
Nikon D7100  18/8/17
 
 
21st August
Aerial photography at the Calf Sound yesterday morning  -  DJI Phantom 4 Pro 20/8/17
 
 
26th August
Some aerial pictures taken yesterday on a rather dull and cloudy afternoon, but I wanted to try and capture the visiting cruise liner 'Rotterdam'
DJI Phantom 4 Pro  25/8/17
 
 
27th August
I was wanting to do some test flying with my newly acquired DJI Spark mini drone.  I would normally have done this closer to home but due to the temporary airspace restrictions in force for the Festival of Motorcycling had to go a bit further afield so went to the old mines area in the hills above Foxdale, where there is plenty of open space well away from the flying restrictions.
 
Beckwith's Mine  -  DJI Spark  26/8/17
Practical flying endurance of the Spark seems limited to around 10 minutes per battery so after my test flights I switched over to the larger and more powerful Phantom 4, which can achieve up to around 25 minites of practical flying per battery.
 
Beckwith's Mine  -  DJI Phantom 4 Pro 26/8/17
 
Only a short distance away from Beckwith's are the remains of two further mines in the Foxdale complex, Cross Vein and Dixon's.
DJI Phantom 4 Pro 26/8/17
 
 
28th August
A couple more shots taken yesterday evening with the DJI Spark.  27/8/17
 
 
30th August
More flight testing with the DJI Spark minidrone yesterday afternoon near to Ballaragh.  29/8/17
Very dull and overcast weather, all pictures were made from three original pictures combined using 'HDR'
 
 
31st August
Some more flight testing with the DJI Spark yesterday morning, this time by Port Soderick.  30/8/17
 
Last pictures for the month, again with the little DJI Spark drone, this time on a test flight above Tholt-y-Will this afternoon.  31/8/17
 
 Unless otherwise credited all pictures on this website are  © Jon Wornham