Island Images inspired
A book featuring a selection
of my aerial images of the Isle of Man - click the picture for more details.
Some aerial pictures
taken on a rather dull morning yesterday, of two of the island's old churches
- DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ 1/12/16
St Runious, Marown Old
Originally dating from
around 1200 AD, extended in 1754, replaced by the new church down in the
valley but restored
by volunteers in 1959
and used for occasional services. The church has no electricity and
if required is lit by candles.
This chapel was built
around the 14th century AD on the site of an older chapel. There
seems to have been some problems with keeping the roof on which were blamed
on a local Buggane and eventually it was abandoned. The
Buggane of St Trinian's.
Afternoon Winter sun
illumintes Douglas - Nikon D7100 15/12/16
Dusk in Ramsey
- Nikon D7100 15/12/16
After spending the morning
at Douglas for my book signing, I managed to squeeze in a couple of quadcopter
flights in the afternoon before it got dark. Unfortunately the sun
had set behind South Barrule by the time I arrived at the chosen site,
The Corrody and Creggans tholtans in the hills above Tholt-y-Will.
Acknowledgments to Ray Kelly's excellent book 'Manx Tholtans Vol 1 for
filling me in on the history of the site.
DJI Phantom 2 Vision
I've been laid up with
a cold since the last pictures above, but this morning went out with a
camera for the first time in 10 days. Had a nice stroll around Laxey
in some morning sunshine and it wasn't even too cold! Nikon