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2nd April
A set of aerial pictures taken yesterday afternoon at the Killabrega tholtan in the hills above Sulby Glen.  I usually do my aerial photography in the height band from around 100 ft to 400 ft above ground level, but some of these images were taken as an experiment at much lower levels.  Unfortunately there was some quite low cloud cover which has muted the colours a bit.  DJI Mini 2 1/4/21
3rd April
You'll be getting fed up with pictures up in the hills, but with the present Covid restrictions in place it's the safest place for me to walk and take photographs.  Yesterday's walk was from the Black Hut, towards Clagh Ouyr before turning right and walking around the top end of the upper Cornaa Valley. Then dropping down to the valley floor to visit and photograph the old North Laxey Mine, abandoned in 1897.  After that a return walk to the car via Keeil Moirrey and a step climb up out of the valley to go via the summit of Clagh Ouyr. Ground and aerial pictures with several interactive panoramas.  Panasonic TZ200 & DJI Mini 2 2/4/21
5th April
This super-yacht anchored off Onchan Head after arriving from Gibraltar yesterday afternoon.  Rather unimaginatively called 'Sailing Yacht A', the Marine Traffic website describes her as a 'houseboat'!  At 142 metres in length she is 25 metres longer than the 'Ben-my-Chree' although of very similar breadth (25 metres) and tonnage (12,558) to the Ben.  The main mast reaches to 100 metres above the waterline and has an electric 'Crows Nest' to reach the top.
She was constructed in 2017 and is flagged in Bermuda.
Link to an interesting article on her from Boat International
8th April
Pictures taken on a walk down the Dhoon Glen yesterday afternoon.  It was generally rather cloudy which reduced the colour saturation levels for some of the pictures, particularly those taken using the drone.  Panasonic TZ200 & DJI Mini 2  7/4/21
A couple of interactive aerial panoramas
10th April
A sunny afternoon with light winds yesterday and I visited Niarbyl on the west coast for some aerial photography.  I had hoped to get a bit 'lower and closer' for one of the Interactive Panoramas, but predictably other people had also though it would be good to visit so I had to stay further out.
DJI Mini 2  9/4/21
The Interactive Panoramas
11th April
The following set of nine pictures are a bit of an experiment in linked interactive panoramas.  They were shot at Ramsey Harbour this morning, although not in the order that they are displayed in here, due to varying lighting.  The pictures aren't perfect, but you should be able to follow a sequence from outside the breakwaters all the way past the swing bridge and up into the top part of the harbour.  There are 'hot spots' on the pictures (little drone icons) so you can hop around.
DJI Mini 2 11/4/21
12th April
Some more conventional aerial pictures taken during yesterday morning's 'interactive panorama' shoot at Ramsey.  Unlike the interactive ones, these are just in the order they were shot, it took me hours to sort out the order of yesterdays ones!  DJI Mini 2  11/4/21
13th April
Aerial photography with a few ground level shots mixed in, at Port Erin and Bradda yesterday afternoon.  DJI Mini 2 & Panasonic TZ200 12/4/21
15th April
Today's upload consists of entirely interactive panoramas, shot yesterday morning in the Onchan and Douglas areas.
DJI Mini 2  14/4/21
17th April
Some mainly aerial pictures taken during a walk along the Marine Drive from Douglas Head to The Whing on Wednesday afternoon, but starting with a few from the road level.   Panasonic TZ200 & DJI Mini 2  14/2/21
18th April
Aerial pictures taken at Keppel Gate on the Mountain Road, Saturday morning.  It was more in the nature of a test flight to re-introduce the DJI Spark back into service, as my new Mini 2 drone has developed a fault that requires it to be sent back for rectification.  DJI Spark 17/4/21
19th April
Oakhill & Keristal
This project started out being intended just for a very good friend who lives in the UK but has strong connections with this part of the island and wasn't going to be published in Island Images, but Stewart thought that there might be other people who would enjoy the pictures so here they are!  The original plan was to do two flights with the Mini 2 drone, one at Oakhill and the second at Kersital,but unfortunately the drone developed a problem after the first which grounded it. I had to re-instate the DJI Spark and do the second one on the following day and followed up with another on the third day with the DJI Phantom 2 Pro.
Day One - Oakhill,  DJI Mini 2 15/4/21
Day Two - Keristal Beach,  DJI Spark 16/4/21
Day Three - Keristal cliftop,  DJI Phantom 4 Pro 17/4/21
22nd April
Another Marine Drive walk! Ground level pictures from a walk on Saturday afternoon, this time starting from the Keristal end and walking to Douglas Head and back. Total distance recorded was 5.8 miles with a climb/descent of 480ft over the walk.  Panasonic TZ200 17/4/21
23rd April
After a rather dissapointing 'non flight' at Ballamaddrell on Wednesday afternoon, we headed northwards to Cringle Reservoir for a stroll around and I shot some aerial and ground level photographs.  DJI Spark & Panasonic TZ200  21/4/21
An interactive 360 degree aerial panorama.
24th April
The following pictures were taken on a walk in the Sartfell area on Thursday afternoon.  I parked the car near the end of the Little London road and then followed the old track down to the former slate quarries at Glion Kiark, where the old office buildings and workshops are impressive, even as ruins.  After doing a little aerial photography there I then headed up to the summit of Sartfell before returning to the car.  It's quite a steep climb up from the old quarries, ascending more than 
900 ft over a lateral distance of just over half a mile, the GPS track showing that I zig-zagged a bit to reduce the steepness!
A big thank you to Peter Killey of Manx Scenes Photography for the information on the quarry.
Panasonic TZ200 & DJI Spark 22/4/21
25th April
Some pictures from a visit to the Curraghs Wildlife Park on Friday afternoon.  Nikon D7100 23/4/21
30th April
We're just back after four days away staying in one of the apartments at the lovely Milntown House and Gardens, located just on the outskirts of Ramsey.  The apartments are modern inside, very comfortable with views across the gardens and to Sky Hill.  Panasonic TZ200 & DJI Spark  25 - 29 April.
Interactive Aerial Panoramas
A trip into Ramsey on Monday morning for some shopping, but also a walk around.  Panasonic TZ200 26/4/21
1st May
There are twelve new Railway pictures in Railways 2021 Pt1 - The Orchid Line.  Nikon D7100 29/4/21
Continuing with the pictures from our 'staycation' trip.  After a sunny morning in Ramsey we headed north to the The Ayres, although by that time it had turned dull and overcast, with a cold wind.  Most of the pictures here were worked on a little using Snapseed on my Samsung tablet.
DJI Spark & Panasonic TZ200  26/4/21.  Starting with an interactive aerial panorama at the Point of Ayre.
2nd May
Day three of our staycation to Milntown and we had a trip to Peel, for lunch and a walk.  Panasonic TZ200 27/4/21
3rd May
This was the final full day of our stay at Milntown, the morning was overcast again with a cold wind blowing and we decided to walk into Ramsey via the 
Poyll Dooey nature reserve, alongside the Sulby River.  Panasonic TZ200 28/4/21
Concluding the pictures taken in April, these were on the last day of our staycation. After we had checked out of Milntown, we headed west and spent quite a few hours at the Curraghs Wildlife Park.  Nikon D7100 29/4/21
 Unless otherwise credited all pictures on this website are  © Jon Wornham