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Yesterday morning it looked like there was going to be a 'window' in the generally wet and windy weather we have been having recently.  I thought I would try a glen walk as the rivers should have plenty of water in them after the recent rain and chose one of the nearest ones to me, Groudle Glen.
Nikon D7100 1/11/23
Yesterday afternoon's sunset from home.
Panasonic TZ200 1/11/23
A trip over to the west coast yesterday afternoon, visiting Niarbyl and Traie Vane, the White Beach.  After all the recent rain the clifftop footpath between Niarbyl and Traie Vane was wet, muddy and very slippery, with small floods across in a couple of places.  The wooden steps and boardwalks down to the beach are in a bad state of repair and need to be used with caution as they have broken and fallen away in several spots.
Panasonic FZ82 2/11/23
A new camera arrived at Island Images on Friday!  It's a DJI Osmo Pocket 3, which is basically a small camera attached to a drone type gimbal, which steadies the camera and smoothes out motion, just like it does on a drone.  It's really designed as a video camera but also has still picture capability and this is what I was trying out in the pictures below, on a visit to Laxey yesterday morning.  I've also included a couple of shots from the TZ200 for comparison.
DJI Osmo Pocket 3 & Panasonic TZ200 4/11/23
Aerial photography at St Peter's church in Onchan.  Probably founded in early Christian times as a Keeil, then enlarged into a proper church, originally dedicated to St Conchan.  By 1760 the walls and roof were becoming dangerous and it was decided to build a new church.  The new site chosen was just to the south of the old one, but the building wasn't completed until 1833 and dedicated to St Peter. It was refurbished in 1863 and in 1897 became the first church on the island to be lit with electricity, supplied by the Isle of Man Tramways and Power Company.
DJI Mini 2 5/11/23
Ground level and interior views of St Peter's Church.
DJI Osmo Pocket 3 5/11/23
Yesterday afternoon I needed to visit a business in the Middle River area of Douglas and afterwards had a stroll along the Douglas River and around the grounds of The Nunnery.   Testing with the new camera still.
DJI Osmo P3 6/11/23
Some more testing with the new camera yesterday afternoon.  I took a walk up Tholt-y-Will Glen, returning via the Sulby Reservoir dam and forest tracks.
DJI Osmo P3 7/11/23
Yesterday I continued with the still picture testing with the Osmo.  I had a few tasks to do in the morning, but in the afternoon I was able to combine a couple more with a bit of photography, although the weather wasn't at its best, with regular heavy showers of rain passing by.
DJI Osmo P3 9/11/23
From Birch Hill, Onchan
St Luke's Church, Baldwin
Injebreck Hill & the Beinn-y-Phott Road
Sulby Reservoir
Conditions looked good yesterday for a visit to the sea caves at Lhiannag, on the west coast between Peel and Kirkmichael.  They are only accessible at low tide and you need to do some careful planning as they flood from mid tide onwards and you could get cut off at an inaccessible beach.  The footpath down to the beach isn't in a good condition at the moment and there was quite a scramble of wet and slippery rocks to reach the caves from the beach.
DJI Osmo P3 10/11/23
A mixed media video of the visit is available here on YouTube
Here are the aerial pictures from the Lhiannag caves trip.  I flew from two locations, the first was from the small beach on the far side of the caves, then later on from the big beach towards Gob-y-Deigan.  Apologies for the poor stitching of the sea areas on two of the 360 degree panoramas.  Large sea areas often give problems with the stitching program (PtGui) as there are not enough distinct features shared between exposures for it to stitch them correctly.  I might be able to sort this manually, but it's not something I'm experienced with so it might take some time or prove impossible.  I'll update the pictures if I manage to sort them!
There is a seven minute mixed media video of the caves now on YouTube Here.
DJI Air 2S  10/11/23
We had a trip out on Saturday afternoon, starting off with lunch at Milntown.  On the way up there we noticed that the visibility was excellent, with great views to England and Scotland, so had a very quick stop at Guthrie's on the Mountain Road where I took these pictures.
Panasonic FZ82 11/11/23
After lunch at Milntown we headed onwards to the Curraghs Wildlife Park, staying until the park closed at 4 PM.
Panasonic FZ82 11/11/23
After leaving the Wildlife Park, we tracked north to the Point of Ayre where I managed to fit in a drone flight for some aerial photography, not getting airborne until after sunset and landing back just 10 minutes before 'official night'.
DJI Air 2S 11/11/23
Yesterday afternoon I had a quick trip out to visit Injebreck Waterfall, mainly to shoot some experimental video to play with, but also took a few still images.
DJI Osmo Pocket 3  14/11/23
As part of my video experimenting, there's a short slow motion video covering the locations seen above available on YouTube here.
Unless you have a very fast internet connection I'd suggest avoiding the 4K option, 1080p should be best for most people.
We needed to be down in Douglas yesterday afternoon for a couple of things, but I took the Osmo with me hoping to find enough time spare to check it out under low and artificial lighting settings.  Mostly used just on auto settings, I was impressed with the results, although not every picture I took worked out!
DJI Osmo Pocket 3  15/11/23
A walk down (and back!) the Dhoon Glen yesterday afternoon.  A bit of a dull and overcast day, but at least there was no rain.  The main photographic task on the walk was to shoot some video on the P3 to try editing up into a short film with some commentary, which may or may not see the light of day!  It was nice to meet and chat to the two young ladies on the way down who were also shooting video and the lady who was dog walking, on the way back.  I had the mini drone with me to try and get some better shots of the big waterfall than are possible from ground level and also did a flight from the beach.
DJI Osmo Pocket 3 & DJI Mini 2 17/11/23
I finished editing the videos that I shot with both the Pocket 3 handheld and Mini 2 drone and the result is now uploaded to YouTube.
It's a little long at just under 25 minutes but there's a lot to show in the glen  I'm very new to video editing (around four days of self learning now!), so I hope it's not too bad to view!  Click the button below to head to the video.
Yesterday the weather was very poor, it hardly stopped raining for the whole day and I spent most of it finishing editing the Dhoon Glen Walk video and re-working the Lhiannag Caves visit one.  However, I needed to go out for a couple of tasks in the afternoon and took the Osmo P3 with me, ending up in Laxey where there were a few short pauses in the generally heavy rain, enabling me to take these pictures.
DJI Osmo Pocket 3  19/11/23
Quite a large selection of pictures taken on a walk yesterday morning.  Starting from Sulby Glen just downstream from Tholt-y-Will and then walking up on the green lane that leads to Slieaumanagh tholtan and Block Eary reservoir, but branching off to the right before the tholtan and following a rather obscure green lane to the old quarry.  The main photographic reason was to capture some waterfalls, but after a couple of drier days the flow rate was a bit disappointing.  I also shot some video with both the Osmo and the drone, so if it edits up OK, I'll share the link here.
DJI Osmo Pocket 3 & DJI Mini 2  21/11/23
I've now reviewed all of the video footage that I shot up above Sulby Glen on Tuesday and decided that I'm not happy with the ground level shots at the moment. I have however just uploaded a video shot from the air showing the Quarry and tholtan.  The soundtrack is a bit naf, but the drone doesn't record sound!
Click the button below to view the video on YouTube.
DJI Mini 2  21/11/23
After walking in the hills above Sulby Glen on Tuesday morning, it was back home for a very quick lunch before setting out again, this time to Ballaglass glen for more testing with the new Osmo.  Stills and video shot but time was a bit restricted as sunset was at 16:10 and it can get quite dark in the glens well before that.  It was also a cloudy afternoon which didn't help light levels, but allowed me to get some nice 'motion' shots of the waterfalls.
DJI Osmo Pocket 3 21/11/23
As well as shooting the still images shown above, I was also experimenting with the Osmo's 'Slow Motion' video mode.  I shot a lot of video which I've managed to edit down a bit into a still rather too long twenty minute film.  No commentary, just the natural audio recorded at the time.
Click the button below to view it on YouTube.
Another visit to Groudle Glen, this time with the new Osmo camera.  The main aim of the visit was to try shooting some time lapse vindow of the waterwheel, which in the end I couldn't do as it wasn't rotating.  I also shot some video which may or may not see the light of day here!
DJI Osmo Pocket 3  24/11/23
I've been doing some editing of the video that I shot in Groudle Glen and you can now see it on YouTube.
Just click the button below.
Morning - sea and sky from home
DJI Osmo Pocket 3  & Panasonic TZ200 27/11/23
Afternoon -  A walk down Glen Mooar to the sea, taking in the Spooyt Vane waterfall. 
The main photographic aim was shooting some more video for me to edit, should appear over the next few days I hope!
DJI Osmo Pocket 3 27/11/23
The Spooyt Van & Glen Moor video is now available to view on YouTube, just click the button below.
On the way back home from Glen Mooar, I stopped at Peel to see if I could get any pictures of any sunset that there might be (it was quite a cloudy day). I was in fact just minutes too late arriving at Fenella Beach, but did manage to get these shots.
DJI Osmo Pocket 3 27/11/23
Ramsey Reflections!
We needed to go up (down?) to Ramsey on Tuesday and after an excellent (if a little pricey) lunch at Goodstuff, I had a quick stroll to the harbour whilst Georgie went to the shops.  I was rewarded by some lovely reflections on the water in the harbour.
DJI Osmo Pocket 3 28/11/23
Down to the promenade and south beach.  This is the area that a misguided developer wanted to 'reclaim' to build houses and a marina on.  More or less the whole area seen in these pictures would have disappeared under concrete.
We've been in a clear and cold polar airstream for a few days now and I decided on Wednesday morning to see if I could shoot a series of pictures of southern Scotland to stitch together for a big panorama.  The chosen location was Guthrie's Memorial on the Mountain Road, but when I arrived there the visibility across the sea wasn't in fact that great and plan A was scrubbed!  Fortunately there was a plan B and I had the Mini drone with me and I ended up making three flights.
DJI Mini 2 29/11/23
Mountain Box
360 Degree Panoramas
An amazing post sunset sky, photographed from home.
DJI Osmo Pocket 3 29/11/23
A few sunset pictures from the last day of the month to round of the November selection, all just taken from home.  It's been quite a 'big' month for pictures, probably because a new camera arrived and I've been trying it out in many different locations and modes.
Panasonic FZ82 30/11/23
 Unless otherwise credited all pictures on this website are  © Jon Wornham