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23rd November
After a couple of weeks of unsuitable weather for drone flying, yesterday morning was bright and sunny and the wind had died down to a fresh breeze, so I set out for Port St Mary to carry out some aerial photography with the Phantom 4.  One problem that I've noticed with drone photography at these latitudes over the winter lighting season is that the sun is always at a low angle (at the moment not getting above 15 degrees over the horizon), which from ground level normally results in  good images.  However, from the air at low altitudes this produces high levels of light on buildings but low levels on the usually considerably darker ground which makes for a very 'contrasty' end picture.  One solution is to shoot multiple pictures at varying exposures (AEB) and then combine on the computer into one picture, which I have done on several of the ones below.  DJI Phantom 4 Pro 22/11/20
Moving to a second flying location to the west of Port St Mary, from a little stony beach on the shoreline of Perwick Bay.
 
There is one new Aircraft picture taken yesterday morning at Ronaldsway, in Aircraft 2020 Pt4.  Panasonic TZ200 22/11/20
 
 
21st November
The weather wasn't great yesterday with heavy rain and strong winds in the morning but it improved a little by the middle of the day when we went for lunch at the Milntown House Cafe on the outskirts of Ramsey.  Afterwards we went into town and I took these shots which are mainly local fishing vessels.
Panasonic TZ200 20/11/20
 
20th November
Yesterday afternoon the strong to gale force winds we had been experiencing recently died down to a gentle breeze and I set off to Ramsey intending to carry out some aerial photography.  Unfortunately, almost as soon as I arrived it started to rain, which grounded me!  However I did get a couple of ground shots before the rain started.   Panasonic TZ200 19/11/20
 
19th November
After a morning with low cloud, gale force winds and horizontal rain, things improved around lunchtime and I headed across to Niarbyl hoping for some nice lighting before sunset.  Unfortunately it had clouded over again before I arrived there and there was still a very strong wind blowing, but I did see the sun set!
Nikon D7100 18/11/20
 
16th November
These pictures were taken in Castletown yesterday morning at the time of a particularly high tide.  Nikon D7100 15/11/20
 
15th November
I t was generally rather a dull day yesterday, with strong to gale force winds and heavy rain showers passing through.  I had a quick stroll around the Battery Pier and Douglas Head Lighthouse areas in the early afternoon and took these shots.  Panasonic TZ200 14/11/20
 
14th November
A few pictures captured yesterday lunchtime on the way back home from Douglas, alongside the River Glass at Tromode. Panasonic TZ200
 
13th November
Just a single picture from yesterday morning, looking down to Douglas Head and the lighthouse, with a bright sun glinting off the sea.
Panasonic TZ200 12/11/20
 
11th November
These pictures were taken yesterday afternoon on a visit to the Calf Sound for lunch at the cafe.  Overall it was a rather dull day with occasional rain showers passing through, but a few brighter spells as well.  Panasonic TZ200 & Samsung Galaxy S8  10/11/20
 
10th November
Two 'out of my window views'.  The one on the left was taken yesterday afternoon and was about as good as it got over the last couple of days, you can just see the lower part of Douglas Head. Most of the time were were in the clouds and could hardly see across to the other side of the road!  On the right is this morning, can't see the mountains of north Wales quite, but a vast improvement anyway.  Panasonic TZ200 9/11/20 & 10/11/20
 
8th November
These pictures were taken on a visit to Ramsey yesterday afternoon as the light changed from a (sometimes) sunny afternoon through to dusk.
Panasonic TZ200 7/11/20
 
7th November
After a couple of rather dull days, the sun broke out around the middle of the day yesterday and after fulfilling a couple of commitments I though there was still just enough time to get a quick bit of aerial photography done so long as I didn't travel to far from home.  Looking at the likely sun angles I decide to go to Keristal, just to the north of Port Soderick.  The sun was a bit low but did highlight the rugged cliffs in the area.  DJI Phantom 4 Pro 6/11/20
 
6th November
With high pressure and light winds forecast for yesterday I had planned to do some aerial photography in the afternoon.  However the day turned out to be rather dull and grey, with very low cloud affecting the island, so 'Plan B' turned out to be a walk around the Ballaugh Curraghs wetlands area, which was indeed very wet!  I've been fascinated by this area for years and over ten years ago did a special Island Images feature on the wetland through the year which can be found here. Although most of the time yesterday the weather was rather dull, the sun did try and break through for a while, giving some lovely soft light effects.
Nikon D7100 5/11/20
 
4th November
Aerial and ground level views at Groudle Beach and Glen yesterday morning.  DJI Spark & Panasonic TZ200 3/11/20
 
 Unless otherwise credited all pictures on this website are  © Jon Wornham