The large poppy on Douglas
Head has been coloured blue for Dementia
Awareness Week which in 2017 is running from 14th -20th May.
taken from around 2.25
miles away in Birch Hill, Onchan. - Panasonic FZ72 4/5/17
A series of pictures
taken last Saturday afternoon on a walk in the hills above Sulby Glen,
visiting three of the many tholtans, or abandoned farms, that are scattered
around the hillsides here. Looking at the map, I think that there
are at least eleven distinct tholtans within 12 square kilometres.
I am indebted to Ray Kelly's excellent 'Manx Tholtans' book for information
on these old farmsteads.
Nikon D7100 6/5/17
Some aerial photography
taken on Sunday morning on the Gooseneck and Ramsey areas. -
DJI Phantom 4 Pro 7/5/17
Aerial photography in
the Port St Mary area late yesterday afternoon. - DJI Phantom
4 Pro 10/5/17
a couple of ground level shots from Port St Mary after I'd packed the drone
away - Panasonic TZ60 10/5/17
At Peel on Sunday afternoon
- Panasonic TZ60 14/5/17
Aerial pictures taken
in the Tholt-y-Will and Sulby Reservoir areas yesterday afternoon
- DJI Phantom 4 Pro 17/5/17
One from the Ramsey
aerial images trip on the 7th - I'd forgotten that I took a series of pictures
to experiment with combines several to
produce a panorama.
This is from three originals combined on the computer and I think has worked
really well. DJI Phantom 4 Pro 7/5/17
Some more aerial pictures,
taken yesterday afternoon. Not the best of days for flying as there
was a moderate south-westerly breeze blowing and by the time I had arrived
at the first location, a lot of thick cloud was building up over the hills.
- DJI Phantom 4 Pro 20/5/17
Druidale - I had planned
on flying from three locations along the road, but in the end the light
was poor and I only tried the first one. There was a big contrast
in lighting between the shadows on the ground and the bright sky so these
pictures are each combinations of three original 'bracketed' shots taken
with the drone, then combined in Paint Shop Pro X9 using HDR techniques
to produce an acceptable contrast range.
After giving up on the
Druidale photography, due to the ever increasing cloud cover, I headed
north ending up as far north as you can get in the Isle of Man - the Point
of Ayre, where it was much brighter and generally sunny, but with increasing
wind speed so didn't fly there for very long.
Ballaugh Old Church
yesterday afternoon - Panasonic TZ60 22/5/17
In the Ballaugh Curragh
- Panasonic TZ60 22/5/17
The town beach at Peel
- Panasonic TZ60 22/5/17
A selection of pictures
taken at several locations on Wednesday, showing visitors from Canada some
of the island. - Panasonic TZ60 24/5/17
At the Curraghs Wildlife
Park yesterday afternoon - Panasonic TZ60 28/5/17
A visit to the Dhoon
Glen this morning, with both aerial and ground level pictures taken.
DJI Phantom 4 Pro & Panasonic TZ60 30/5/17