Some pictures taken
on a visit to the Wildlife Park on Saturday afternoon. Nikon D7100
Some pictures of wild
Wallabies out in the Curragh. We saw either five of six on a short
walk. Nikon D7100 1/8/20
Pictures from a walk
around the Langness peninsula yesterday afternoon, including a large panorama
stitched from 15 original pictures. Considering that they were shot
'hand held' with a compact camera, PtGui did an amazing job producing the
end picture. Panasonic TZ200 3/8/20
Pictures taken on a
walk yesterday afternoon in Glen Auldyn. The weather didn't look
at all promising with rain and fog on the Mountain Road on the way there
and drizzle when I arrived, but it improved through the afternoon.
A mix of ground and aerial pictures using the DJI Spark to get to places
I couldn't. I was a bit surprised by the large number of young pheasants
and a huge number of Mallard ducks at one place, but later research showed
that this whole area is used for 'sport shooting' so presumably these birds
are being raised there just so that they can be shot for 'sport'.
There were no warning signs at all, hopefully when they are actually shooting
the fact is well advertised, or do they want to keep it quiet? Panasonic
TZ200 & DJI Spark 6/8/20
Some pictures from Friday
afternoon when we had a stroll around Peel again. I think that just
about every time I go there I discover something the I hadn't seen before,
or maybe seen but since forgotten about. Panasonic TZ200 7/8/20
A visit to the Jurby
Transport Museum yesterday afternoon. The museum is open every Sunday
from 11:00 to 16:00 through the summer although yesterday was a special
day with some of the vintage buses carrying out local area trips.
Nikon D7100 9/8/20
Transport Museum Website
we took a trip on the Manx Electric Railway from Douglas to Ramsey, intending
to spend a while in Ramsey before catching the last tram back. However
it was raining fairly heavily when we arrived at Ramsey so we caught the
same tram back again! The panorama was take at Derby Castle while
we were waiting to the tram to arrive and is stitched from nine original
pictures. The two MER pictures are 'HDR' effect multiple (seven)
combined images for the rather dramatic effect. Panasonic TZ200 10/8/20
A first visit yeterday
afternoon to Yn Ellan Ain (Our Island Garden) at St John's. Very
impressive with lots of flowers and insects, unfortunately my identifcation
of either isn't great, so I'll just leave the pictures to speak for themselves.
Panasonic TZ200 12/8/20
Some Aerial photography
in the St John's Area on Wednesday afternoon. DJI Spark 12/8/20
Pictures from a stroll
along the Marine Drive late Friday afternoon. Panasonic TZ200 14/8/20
Normally when I do aerial
photography it's of a particular place or area. This panorama was
a little different as I was doing some flying (with permission) from
a farm field with a
newer drone pilot with his aircraft but I though that I would just shoot
one to show typical agricultural land on the west of the island.
The location is just
to the south of Kirkmichael at Barregarrow. DJI Phantom 4 Pro 15/8/20
By steam train to the
seaside! Last Thursday we took the train from Douglas to Port Erin
for a short visit before returning.
All of these pictures
have been rendered using Corel Painter. Panasonic TZ200 13/8/20
The heather is currently
in full bloom, turning some of our hillsides a lovely purple colour and
making a great contrast with the rich greens of the grass.
I did some aerial photography
from three different sites on Saturday afternoon to try and capture the
scenes. DJI Phantom 4 Pro 15/8/20
Slieau Maggle, near
South of Sulby Reservoir.
Three of the panoramas
reworked into a smaller format to post on FaceBook, but may suit some screens
A few pictures taken
yesterday afternoon in the Douglas Head area. The weather wasn't
nice, very dull and overcast with showers of rain passing through.
All of these pictures are combined from multiple shots with varying exposures
to try and bring some of the detail out. Panasonic TZ200 19/8/20
I came across these
pictures this morning looking for something else and thought that I'd share
them. It's a look back to the year 2012 on the Isle of Man Railway
when Ballasalla was a manned station and the regular passing place for
trains. The station was then maintained in immaculate condition by
the late Jack Petrie, the station master and former engine driver.
Panasonic FZ150 9/9/12
These were the pictures
that I was looking for! A series that I took from the hill south
of Crosby and originally combined and uploaded to the site
in 2012. Reprocessed
today into a format that hopefully will fit onto an average computer screen.
This area was supposedly the inspiration for the
painter John Martin
for his huge 'Plains
of Heaven' painting that hangs in London's Tate gallery.
'The Plains of Heaven'
After the success of
the more compact style panoramas at the end of the aerial shots of the
heather, I was looking for some more picture to practice on and found the
first two sets from the start of August last year. The other three
pictures are just straight shots but cropped into the same size as the
panoramas. The weather on the 2nd August 2019 was in contrast to
today's strong wind and frequent heavy rain showers! DJI Phantom
4 Pro 2/8/19
Two set of Aerial pictures
taken on Sunday afternoon. The flights were intended as test flights
with two new batteries for the Phantom 4 Pro drone. I bought three batteries
when the aircraft was new back in January 2017 and since then have flow
over 70 hours with it and two of the original batteries were becoming unusable
after 67 and 82 charge cycles respectively. I don't like to waste
flying time so took a couple of picture selections. DJI Phantom 4
Port-e-Vullen and Port Lewaigue
Port Mooar, not looking
quite as tropical as in the pictures from a year ago, but still a lovely
More aerial photography,
this time concentrating on the ancient settlement site at The Braaid where
there are remains of Celtic and Norse buildings.
DJI Phantom 4 Pro 24/8/20
A second aerial photography
session from Monday morning, this time flying from by the Rocky Road, on
the hill above Crosby.
DJI Phantom 4 Pro 24/8/20
Still trying to catch
up with the pictures, these are from a walk around Langness on Monday afternoon
while the weather was still good.
Panasonic TZ200 24/8/20
These pictures were
taken on a rather dull and wet Friday afternoon dog walking in Laxey Glen
Panasonic TZ200 28/8/20
A single shot taken
yesterday morning, looking across Druidale from the Injebreck Road.
Panasonic TZ200 29/8/20
Three pictures taken
from home at sunset yesterday. Panasonic TZ200 29/8/20
Some aerial photography
in the Dhoon Glen/Bulgham Bay area yesterday morning.
DJI Spark 30/8/20
Continuing on from the
last location, these pictures were taken looking across the north of the
island from the Hibernian to Gooseneck lane.
Mostly ground level
with the Panasonic TZ200 but a couple of aerial ones with the DJI Spark.