What is the Island Images Website?
 
Island Images Homepage
 Unless otherwise noted, All pictures on this website are  © Jon Wornham
 
Welcome to the 'about the site & me' page, really just a little history of how it all started, what it is now and a brief bio to let you know who I am.
 
If you want to contact me about anything, my website email is:
XXXjon@island-images.co.ukXXX - Just remove the XXXs first! (it's an anti spam attempt)
 
I can also be found on Facebook (as Jon Wornham) - Island Images also has its own Facebook Page
 
Feedback on the pictures is very welcome, but at the moment you can't provide it directly via the website.  Use the Island Images Facebook page or just drop me an email.
 
 
Hitting the Crash Alarm for the last time - just a routine practice callout!
I'm Jon Wornham and from 1990 until I retired in September 2014 worked as an Air Traffic Controller at Ronaldsway Airport. 
 
I'm married to Georgie and we live in Onchan. Before moving to the Isle of Man we lived in Ayrshire, Scotland and I worked at Prestwick Airport. I originally worked at the London Air Traffic Control Centre and then Heathrow Airport as an Air Traffic Assistant in the 1970s - 80s.  I'm originally from Hertfordshire, England and Georgie from Rutherglen, Scotland.
A super send-off from the Ronaldsway Rescue & Fire Fighting Service!  September 7th 2014 
 
 
 
 
Using the 'big selfie stick'
 
 
One of the more recent Island Images cameras, using the DJI Phantom 4 Pro at the top of Injebreck Hill in the snow of early December 2017.
 
  
 
 
My first IOM photo website was produced back in January 1998, as I had some free webspace provided and wondered if I could produce a simple photographic site using my early digital images. When I started receiving emails from around the world I realized that there was a lot of interest in pictures of my adopted homeland.  Initially it was intended to be an illustrated guide to the Isle of Man, but things changed over time and it's now just a photo gallery with some information on the picture subjects.
 
The camera equipment I use has improved hugely since the early days enabling me to post larger and better quality pictures.   

The picture on the left was one of the first on the site and is in its original website size. Taken using the Fuji DS7 camera, this was only slightly smaller than the full size image from the camera.

 
Pictures are presented in monthly galleries, for the current month the latest pictures are at the top of the page, but for older months they are arranged sequentailly by date.  From 2012 the full month galleries are available, but from 2000 to 2011 a smaller section is available for each year, also indexed by island parish.
Aerial pictures are in the relevant 'Month' sections but also have their own Island Images Aerial section.
 
 Trains, Aircraft and Air Traffic Control History are in their own sections, but new pictures are linked from the 'Latest' page. 
 
At the start of 2017 I had a major purge on the site and all of the smaller galleries have now been removed. 
 
Most pictures from 2007 onwards also have the Exif photo data attached, so if you want to know technical details of the picture you can use a suitable program to decode it.
 
 
I've been interested in photography for many years, but it's only with the coming of affordable digital cameras that I was able to indulge my hobby to the extent I would like without bankrupting myself! 
 
I have used a variety of digital cameras since 1998 to produce the site, see the page linked below for details. Until about 2000/2001 I used film as well but although still possessing a couple of film cameras including the wondeful but weighty Canon T90, I haven't used them since then.  From late in 2014 I've been using DJI drones for aerial photography, starting with a Phantom 2 Vision+ but now using a Phantom 4 Pro and the diminuative Spark.
Digital Cameras used past and present for Island Images
 
All the pictures are post processed to some extent using Paint Shop Pro - a brilliant program at a fraction of the cost of Photoshop. I started with version 4 and now use Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X9. I also use PTgui for stitching together panoramas.
 The site is produced using Netscape Composer - old and basic but it suits me!
 

 
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