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30th June
On Thursday night the island was hit by thunderstorms, that started at around dusk and lasted for several hours.  These pictures were taken just before.
Panasonic TZ200 25/6/20
 
A visit to the Wildlife Park on Friday afternoon.  The park is now fully open and no bookings are required.
Nikon D7100 26/6/20
As we were leaving the Wildlife Park, we observed this interesting refraction effect from the sun.
 
 
After a longish mainly dry and warm spell, we had a lot of rain over the last few days so I set out yesterday to have a look at a few waterfalls.
Nikon D7100 29/6/20
 
28th June
I seemed to have had a busy day photography wise on Thursday!  After the two aerial photo sessions in the morning, I took a walk in the afternoon from Mountain Box across the hills to visit the tholtan of Ballamish, which is high up on the eastern slopes of Sulby Glen, at around 750 ft above sea level.  I'd only been there once before, walking up the very steep slopes from the glen, so I though I'd try the longer but hopefully easier route from the Mountain Road.  It wasn't quite as easy as I'd expected with a lot of rough walking through knee high heather and ascents/descents of over 800 ft according to the GPS. Ground and aerial pictures.
Panasonic TZ200 & DJI Spark (2020 pictures).  Panasonic FZ150 for the 2012 panorama from Mount Karrin on the other side of the glen.
 
27th June
Some more aerial photographs from a second mission on Thursday morning, this time centred on the Howstrake area of the east coast,
between Onchan and Groudle.   DJI Phantom 4 Pro 25/6/20
 
26th June
Some aerial photography from yesterday morning, initially in the Onchan Head and Harbour area.  For those not in the know, Onchan Harbour is another of the little bays we have here where fishing boats were probably once pulled up onto the stony beach.  Later it was developed as a tourist attraction with a road down to the beach and a little theatre on the sloped behind where shows were put on for holidaymakers.  Today the 'road' is a narrow and overgrown pathway.
DJI Phantom 4 Pro  25/6/20
 
25th June
A few pictures shot at Douglas Harbour around mid-day yesterday in sunny and warm weather.  Panasonic TZ200 24/6/20
 
23rd June
Following on from the Aerial Desktop backgrounds recently uploaded, I though that I would try some of the islands Railways.
The first batch is forty background from photos taken between 1990 and 2005.
Isle of Man Railway Desktop Backgrounds
The thumbnails are just for illustrative purposes, use the link above them to go to the page.
 
22nd June
Not really the sort of weather you either expect or hope for in the middle of June, strong winds, low cloud and heavy rain from time to time!  Anyway, some pictures take on a visit to Niarbyl this afternoon.  Nikon D7100 22/6/20
 
19th June
A rather dull afternoon yesterday, all of the first set of pictures here are 'HDR' renditions from five original exposure bracketed shots taken of the same scene, then combined on the computer.  I regularly use this technique to avoid burned out skies and bright buildings, but aim to produce a natural colour final image.  With most of these however, I've gone for a more dramatic finish.  Locations are Laxey and Ramsey.  Panasonic TZ200 18/6/20
The following flower pictures were just shot as single images.
 
Desktop Background Update
 
I've just finished uploaded the final 15 Aerial Desktop Backgrounds, making a total of 80 available, all from 2017
Island Images Aerial Desktop Backgrounds - 2017
The pictures below are just thumbnail examples and aren't linked, use the link above to go to the index page
 
18th June
A celebration of the wild orchids currently blooming in the meadows of the Close Sartfield nature reserve in Ballaugh Curragh.
Pictures taken on Tuesday afternoon.  Panasonic TZ200 16/6/20
 
17th June
A first post lock down meal out with a visit to Milntown House, strolling around the colourful gardens before a lovely lunch in the cafe there.
Panasonic TZ200 16/6/20
 
16th June
Some more aerial photography from Sunday, this time taken at Port Wallberry on a walk along the Marine Drive.  DJI Spark 14/6/20
 
15th June
A bit of aerial photography at the Derby Castle end of Douglas Promenade where the new Douglas Bay Horse Tramway building has been completed and handed over, although with no trams at the present.  It's a replica of the second Horse Tramway building, before the second story was added.
DJI Spark  14/6/20
 
There's a big new section now in Island Images - Aerial Desktop Backgrounds!  It's a project I started working on quite a while back, just for my own use on the computer I use for photo and webpage editing but when I returned to it recently I though why not share?  I've started by working with the aerial pictures I took in 2017 and so far I've gone from January to August.  You can just browse through the pictures which are larger than usual and give a good impression of the island through the seasons, but if you want to try one as a background for your computer screen click on the 'Save' button and it will give you a 1920x1080 picture that you can set as a Desktop Background.  Full information is on the webpage and it may well not work if you screen is a different resolution.
 
Island Images Aerial Desktop Backgrounds - 2017
The pictures below are just thumbnail examples and aren't linked, use the link above to go to the index page
 
13th June
Some pictures taken on a visit to The SOund yesterday afternoon.  Rather dull and it started raining when we arrived there, but some nice flowers to
brighten things up a bit.  Panasonic TZ200 12/6/20
 
There are three new Aircraft pictures in Aircraft 2020 Pt 2.  Ronaldsway 12/6/20.  Panasonic TZ200
 
9th June
Some lovely wild flowers growing on a vacant plot of land at White Hoe, Douglas, photographed yesterday afternoon.  Panasonic TZ200 8/6/20
 
7th June
After the recent calm and very warm weather, it changed dramatically overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday with rain and strong winds hitting the island.  These pictures were taken from my windows on Tuesday morning and evening.  Panasonic TZ72 & TZ200 3/6/20
 
Yesterday afternoon the winds had started to calm down and I went for a walk in Tholt-y-Will plantation, visiting two Tholtans within the plantation and one just outside. it.  I don't think that I chose the best part of the island to walk in though, as I was almost in the clouds while the sun seemed to be shining elsewhere!
Panasonic TZ200 6/6/20
 
3rd June
Another visit to the Wildlife Park yesterday morning.  The park is now open every day, but with visitor numbers limited.  However it's easy to book an arrival slot online via the Wildlife Park Website.  The Mangrove Cafe is open and I can confirm that their Mangrove Burgers are delicious!  Nikon D7100 2/6/20
 
2nd June
Some aerial photography yesterday morning looking at the coastline just to the north east of Ronaldsway Airport, at Santon Gorge and Port Soldrick.  The use of the word 'Port' is not in it's modern sense and just shows somewhere that boats could be launched from a beach.  The place name ending 'ick' also shows that a landing area has Norse origins.  Flying in the vicinity of the airport was conducted while the airport was closed under agreed procedures with the IOM CAA and Air Traffic Control.  More details are in the May 2020 section.  DJI Phantom 4 Pro 1/6/20
 
There are four new Aircraft pictures in Aircraft 2020 Pt 2.  Onchan 1/6/20.  Panasonic FZ72
 
 Unless otherwise credited all pictures on this website are  © Jon Wornham