No new pictures taken
for this month today, but a whole new section for the website! I'm
re-editing the aerial panoramas that I've taken since
the start of 2017 and
placing them in a new subsection of the general aerial pictures.
The thumbnails are in a larger format, 850 pixels wide that
should fit the whole
image easily onto all computer screens. Click on the thumbnail and
it will take you to the large version, scaled at 800 pixels high which
you can then scroll from side to side to see the panorama in more detail.
Use your browser 'Back' button to return to your starting point
on the index page, the
'Index' tab will take you to the top of that page. So far there are
21 panoramas from 2017 and 40 from the first six months of 2018.
This is the new thumbnail
size, use the link below to head to the Aerial Pictures section.
The above picture was
taken before the current (2019) 5 Km drone flying exclusion zone around
Ronaldsway came into force. Nevertheless, it was still conducted
only after prior approval and clearance by ATC at Ronaldsway. Guidance
on drone flying in the Isle of Man can be found here:
CAA Drone Information.
The second section of
Aerial Panoramas from 2018 is now uploaded, covering from July to December
with 29 new images.
A stroll through Groudle
Glen yesterday afternoon. Panasonic TZ200 2/6/19
There are seventeen
new Railway pictures taken yesterday on the Groudle Glen Railway in Railways
2019 Pt2. Panasonic TZ200 2/6/19
Six new Aircraft pictures
from yesterday evening when the RAF Red Arrows managed to put on a display
at Douglas despite
rain and low cloud making
flying conditions challenging to say the least! Aircraft
2019 Pt 2 Nikon D7100 4/6/19
The final section of
Aerial Panoramas is now uploaded, covering from the start of 2019 until
the end of May. Any future panoramas shot
will initially be in
the general pictures 'month' section and then added to the respective Aerial
Here's a rather unseasonal
picture taken in the Snaefell are in January!
Aerial photography from
three locations yesterday afternoon, focussing on The Ayres. This
is apparently the newest part of the Isle of Man at around 5,000 years
old,band is technically known as a 'raised beach', indeed from Blue Point
you can see the old cliff line running inland. It is an area of grass
covered duneland and designated as a nature reserve. DJI Phantom
4 Pro 6/6/19
The Point of Ayre
Three new Railway pictures
are in Railways 2019 Pt2.
Panasonic TZ200 8/6/19
Glen Roy Panasonic
Ground level and aerial
shots at Glen Maye yesterday morning. Panasonic TZ200 & DJI Spark
A few pictures at Lhiannag
on the west coast during a very brief visit on Sunday afternoon.
Panasonic TZ200 9/6/19
A few pictures in Kirkmichael
Two more Wallabies in
the Wallabies Gone Wild
Pictures from three
locations yesterday while showing a visitor from the USA around a bit.
It was a rather dull and overcast day but at least the rain stopped for
us! Panasonic TZ200 12/6/19
Close Sartfield, Ballaugh
There are three new
Railway pictures in Railways
2019 Pt2. Panasonic TZ200 12/6/19
These pictures were
'Plan B' from yesterday afternoon. 'Plan A' had been to walk around
Sartfell to Glion Kiark for some ground level and aerial photography, but
the cloud was sitting on the upper slopes of the hill and producing some
light rain so I continued on the coast at Lhiannag, still a bit grey there
but at least no rain. I walked down to the beach for some pictures
of the rocks at low tide, then some aerial pictures from the tops.
I've started with an aerial Panorama though, to give an overall picture
of the area. Panasonic TZ200 & DJI Spark 13/6/19
Down at beach level.
Some wild flower close
up pictures from the walk back up from the beach.
Taking a camera into
the air for some shots you just can't get from ground level.
Finally, just a couple
of pictures on the walk back to the main road.
Some changes and additions
in the 1930s Air Traffic Control
pages, including some 'new' Aerodrome information pages for Ronaldsway
airports with Isle of
Man services from 'Newnes Aeronautics Guide' of 1938.
A set of pictures taken
on a stroll though the Ballaugh Curraghs wetlands area yesterday afternoon.
Nikon D7100 17/6/19
Wild Orchids at Close
Sartfield nature reserve.
Aerial photography in
the Maughold Head and village area yesterday morning. DJI Phantom
4 Pro 18/6/19
A few ground level pics
from Maughold Head hilltop. Panasonic TZ200 18/6/19
I was fortunate to be
invited to attend a charity 'open day' yesterday on the Crogga Valley Railway
at Crogga House, in support of Alder Hey children's hospital and Rebecca
House and took some aerial and ground level pictures. Most of the
aerial ones were before too many people had arrived as it gave me more
freedom as to where I could fly. Many thanks to house owner Chris
Beauman and the CVR operating crew.
DJI Phantom 4 Pro &
Panasonic TZ200 22/6/19
Pictures taken on a
walk in Tholt-y-Will Glen on Tuesday afternoon. Panasonic TZ200
There are twelve new
Railway pictures in Railways
2019 Pt2. Panasonic TZ200 26/6/19
Braddan old church and
the Celtic crosses inside. The present day building dates from 1773
although it is believed that parts of the structre were from the older
church built in the 12th centure on an even older Keeil site. Inside
there are preserved Celtic crosses dating from 600 to 1265 AD. The
church was replaced by the current Braddan church (just across the road)
in around 1876. Panasonic TZ200 26/6/19
A visit to Colby Glen
on Wednesday afternoon. Based on my website pictures it looks like
it's been nine years since my last visit here!
Panasonic TZ200 26/6/19
A ground level panorama
taken from the edge of Chibbanagh Plantation at Braaid, looking across
the central valley of the Isle of Man. This view is said to have
inspired the painter John Martin, for his huge 'Plains
of Heaven' work exhibited in the Tate Gallery, London. Martin
lived the latter part of his life in the Isle of Man and died here in 1854
and is buried in Braddan Old Church Cemetary.
Stitched from seven
original pictures. Panasonic TZ200 26/6/19
Pictures taken just
to the North of Ronague on Wednesday afternoon, looking across the catchment
area for Awin Vitchel and the tholtan of Garey Moor. The panorama
was stitched from seven original shots. Panasonic TZ200 26/6/19
There are five new pictures
in the Wallabies Gone
Douglas Head on a Sunday
morning. Panasonic TZ200 30/6/19
A stop at Union Mills
to take a look at the former railway station there. Panasonic TZ200
A Sunday afternoon visit
to the Curraghs Wildlife Park. Nikon D7100 30/6/19
Six new Railway pictures
taken yesterday are in Railways
2019 Pt2. Panasonic TZ200 30/6/19