I've been working on
a special section for the website over the past month or so, looking at
the scenic Marine Drive and the electric tramway that operated along it
from 1896 until 1939. It was inspired after being asked to supply
a picture for inclusion in an animation project by Stuart Green.
I've used old pictures of the tramway with modern day equivalent views,
followed by a selection of modern aerial pictures following the drive from
Douglas Head to Port Soderick and back.
Click on the image below
to head over to the Marine Drive.
I've added in this great
painting by Stuart of Douglas Head around 1895/96.
A few pictures taken
while walking on the north cape at Laxey on Saturday afternoon. Panasonic
These pictures were
taken on Sunday afternoon while dog walking in Chibbenagh Plantation, Braaid.
We don't actually have a dog but are looking after Star for her owners
for a couple of weeks. Panasonic TZ200 3/4/22
These pictures were
taken on two visits on successive days to Archallagan Plantation, mainly
for dog walking purposes, but it is a great place to walk, with very much
the feeling of temperate rain forest, at least at the moment. Panasonic
TZ200 4/4/22 & 5/4/22
A few pictures from
Conrhenny Plantation taken on Wednesday afternoon. Panasonic TZ200
I was in the Andreas
area yesterday morning to take some aerial shots for a separate purpose,
but I thought that I'd update my ones of the church and its surroundings
including a couple of Panoramas. DJI Air 2S 8/4/22
A final flight on Friday
was to take a shot for Loaghtan
Books at the north end of Ramsey, but as usual I also shot a few pictures
for the website!
DJI Air 2S 8/4/22
There are five new Railway
pictures taken using a drone at Laxey yesterday morning in Railways
2022 Pt 1. DJI Mini 2 9/4/22
Some aerial shots at
the Laxey Valley Gardens on Saturday morning. I'd attempted these
shots in July last year but hadn't been able to get the lower level ones
due to other people using the park that I didn't want to disturb.
This time although I did have to wait for a while before flying as people
passed through I was then able to get the shots I wanted, although I would
have liked more trams in the pictures! DJI Mini 2 9/4/22
Three 360 degree panoramas,
from 90ft, 200ft and 300ft.
A few more pictures
from Conrehenny Planatation, on Saturday afternoon. Panasonic TZ200
A couple of pictures
taken from my window of passing ships. Nikon D7100 10/4/22
We've been visiting
Archallagan Plantation quite a lot recently, as it's ideal for Star to
rush around in the trees chasing her ball. On Sunday afternoon the
winds were fairly light, so I took the Mini 2 drone along to get some aerial
shots of the man made lake in the middle of the plantation.
DJI Mini 2 10/4/22
As mentioned, we've
been visiting Archallagan Plantation on a regular basis to let Star run
around there, but Tuesday's visit was a little different. A weather
front had passed through with heavy rain, so we delayed our visit until
later, when the rain had stopped but low cloud still enveloped the hill
that the plantation sits on.
Panasonic TZ200 12/4/22
A couple of late afternoon
'atmospheric' pictures take from home recently. Panasonic TZ200 &
Galaxy A71, 10/4/22 & 13/4/22
'Mainly Green' - Archallagan
Plantation again, Thursday afternoon. Panasonic TZ200 14/4/22
I was trying to shoot
a specific scene at Ballure, Ramsey this morning for Loaghtan Books.
I also shot these more general ones.
DJI Air 2S 16/4/22
There are twenty nine
new Railway pictures in Railways
2022 Pt 1. Panasonic TZ200, Nikon D7100 & DJI Air 2S 16/4/22
I was really flying
from this location (again!) to get a single shot of a Manx Electric Railway
tram crossing the Balure Viaduct (you can see it below) but as usual shot
a few extras as well. DJI Air 2S 17/4/22
A couple of shots taken
from home yesterday evening. Panasonic TZ200 19/4/22