Aerial Images 2019 - 2    May - June
An index of aerial images taken with a DJI Phantom 4 Pro or DJI Spark quadcopter.
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 All pictures on this website are  © Jon Wornham
5th May
Injebreck Area.   DJI Spark
 
 
7th May
Glen Rushen Slate Quarries
I first saw mention of these quarries in Stan Basnett's excellent 'Hidden Places of Mann' book, published in 1993 not long after I had arrived in the IOM and was still finding my way around.  I was re reading it last month while I was away and thought that I'd take a visit for some aerial photography with the drone from Arrysey Plantation.  Stan mentions that there are great views of the 5 levels of the quarry from a clearing in the plantation, but things have changed over the years since then.  Deciduous trees have filled the clearing and removed most of the view so the drone was helpful in getting a better look from above.  The five levels are also very hard to discern now, I suspect that natural erosion and the plantation trees on the far side of the valley have obliterated many of them.  Looking at old maps, much of the length of the quarry has also vanished amongst the trees.   DJI Phantom 4 Pro
 
10th May
South Barrule Quarry and Plantation.  DJI Phantom 4 Pro
 
15th May
Bradda Head, flying from the lower path that leads down to the old mines office of the South Bradda Mine.  Lead and copper were mined here, and the remains of the old engine house and chimney stand at the base of the cliff which rises to over 300ft above sea level, topped by Milner's Tower, constructed in 1871 in honour of William Milner, a wealthy safemaker from Liverpool and benefactor to Port Erin. The mine closed in 1904.
DJI Phantom 4 Pro
Peel Beakwater, Castle and the Fenella Beach.  DJI Spark
 
19th May
Port Soderick.  DJI Spark
Groudle.  DJI Spark 19/5/19
 
2ist May
Port Soderick revisited using the Phantom 4, with the specific intention of looking for remains of the old southern walkways along the cliffs before they completely disappear. The first set of pictures concentrate on this area, followed by a couple of panoramas stitched from multiple images, then some more general photography in the area.
 
 All pictures on this website are  © Jon Wornham