Some mainly aerial pictures
taken during a walk along the Marine Drive from Douglas Head to The Whing
on Wednesday afternoon, but starting with a few from the road level.
Panasonic TZ200 & DJI Mini 2 14/2/21
Today's upload consists
of entirely interactive panoramas, shot yesterday morning in the Onchan
and Douglas areas.
DJI Mini 2 14/4/21
Aerial photograpy with
a few ground level shots mixed in, at Port Erin and Bradda yesterday afternoon.
DJI Mini 2 & Panasonic TZ200 12/4/21
Some more conventional
aerial pictures taken during yesterday morning's 'interactive panorama'
shoot at Ramsey. Unlike the interactive ones, these are just in the
order they were shot, it took me hours to sort out the order of yesterdays
ones! DJI Mini 2 11/4/21
The following set of
nine pictures are a bit of an experiment in linked interactive panoramas.
They were shot at Ramsey Harbour this morning, although not in the order
that they are displayed in here, due to varying lighting. The pictures
aren't perfect, but you should be able to follow a sequence from outside
the breakwaters all the way past the swing bridge and up into the top part
of the harbour. There are 'hotspots' on the pictures (little drone
icons) so you can hop around.
DJI Mini 2 11/4/21
A sunny afternoon with
light winds yesterday and I visited Niarbyl on the west coast for some
aerial photography. I had hoped to get a bit 'lower and closer' for
one of the Interactive Panoramas, but predictably other people had also
though it would be good to visit so I had to stay further out.
DJI Mini 2 9/4/21
The Interactive Panoramas
Pictures taken on a
walk down the Dhoon Glen yesterday afternoon. It was generally rather
cloudy which reduced the colour saturation levels for some of the pictures,
particularly those taken using the drone. Panasonic TZ200 & DJI
Mini 2 7/4/21
A couple of interactive
This super-yacht anchored
off Onchan Head after arriving from Gibraltar yesterday afternoon.
Rather unimaginatively called 'Sailing Yacht A', the Marine Traffic website
describes her as a 'houseboat'! At 142 metres in length she is 25
metres longer than the 'Ben-my-Chree' although of very similar breadth
(25 metres) and tonnage (12,558) to the Ben. The main mast reaches
to 100 metres above the waterline and has an electric 'Crows Nest' to reach
She was constructed
in 2017 and is flagged in Bermuda.
Link to an interesting
article on her from Boat
You'll be getting fed
up with pictures up in the hills, but with the present Covid restrictions
in place it's the safest place for me to walk and take photographs.
Yesterday's walk was from the Black Hut, towards Clagh Ouyr before turning
right and walking around the top end of the upper Cornaa Valley. Then dropping
down to the valley floor to visit and photograph the old North Laxey Mine,
abandoned in 1897. After that a return walk to the car via Keeil
Moirrey and a step climb up out of the valley to go via the summit of Clagh
Ouyr. Ground and aerial pictures with several interactive panoramas.
Panasonic TZ200 & DJI Mini 2 2/4/21
A set of aerial pictures
taken yesterday afternoon at the Killabrega tholtan in the hills above
Sulby Glen. I usually do my aerial photography in the height band
from around 100 ft to 400 ft above ground level, but some of these images
were taken as an experiment at much lower levels. Unfortunately there
was some quite low cloud cover which has muted the colours a bit.
DJI Mini 2 1/4/21