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1st of the month sunrise from home at 08:10
Panasonic FZ82 1/12/23
After lunch we had a fairly quick visit to the Wildlife Park.  We only had an hour until it closed at 4 pm but took a walk on the path through the Curragh.  Due to the hills just south of the park, the sun hardly touches it at this time of year, so the overnight frost still covered the area.
DJI Osmo Pocket 3 1/12/23
After leaving the Wildlife Park, we had a stop in Ramsey on the way home.
DJI Osmo Pocket 3  1/12/23
There are thirty new Railway pictures taken at the 'Little Festival Shedanigans' on the Manx electric Railway over the weekend.
Railways 2023 Pt 3 or click on the first thumbnail here to see them all.
DJI Osmo Pocket 3 & DJI Mini 2 2/12/23 & 3/12/23
I shot two videos, the first one was on the Saturday event and from ground level.  The second was on Sunday and just an aerial view of the two trams passing near the line summit above Bulgham Bay.  There's no sound on the second one unfortunately, as I forgot to turn on the separate audio recorder!
Click a button to view either video.
Although the drone flights on Sunday afternoon were primarily to photograph and take video of the tram operations, I also did a few more general pictures and shot two 360 degree panoramas.  Lighting conditions weren't great as it was around sunset with a heavy cloud overcast.
DJI Mini 2 3/12/23
It was almost dark when I left Dhoon Glen, but I had a stop in old Laxey on the way home to give the Osmo a test under very low light conditions.
DJI Osmo Pocket 3 3/12/23
Some night photography in Douglas.  I was dropping Georgie off down in town for an evening out and thought that rather than just driving straight home I'd have a wander around testing out the Osmo in low light again.  For the technical, it has a fixed aperture of f2.0 and I left it on 'Auto' exposure settings but with a cap of 
ISO 1600.  I'll put the exposure settings on individual pictures.  Most were handheld but I did use the mini tripod to steady some.
DJI Osmo Pocket 3 5/12/23
A bit of playing on the computer in Paint Shop Pro on a wet and windy afternoon - Some Christmas baubles!
Just a couple of 'out of the window' shots this morning, with the 'Manxman' departing to Heysham and the sky around 50 minutes later.
Panasonic FZ82 11/12/23
There are seven new Railway pictures and a video in Railways 2023 Pt 3.  Following the 10:00 'Polar Express' from Douglas to Santon and the return
journey on the last day of its December 2023 operation.
Yesterday afternoon I felt in need of a little exercise and as it was around sunset decided that Douglas Head might be a good location.  I just took the DJI Osmo camera with me, for two reasons. The first was that I'm still very much enjoying using it, but the second was that it is very good in low light situations.
DJI Osmo Pocket 3 25/12/23
Yesterday the weather improved enough for it to be possible to carry out some aerial photography with a drone and I set out to Druidale late morning. 
It was quite sunny for the first flight but had clouded over by the time I did the second one.  I finished off with some ground level photography whilst walking back through the woodland area.  Hi to the hiking family and the picnicking young ladies if you see this!
DJI Mini 2 & DJI Osmo Pocket 3 26/12/23
Onwards to the second flying location, on the hillside above the woodland.
Some ground level photography on the way back to the car.
On Thursday afternoon I went out with the intention of shooting some video for the website.  The first location I went to was Castletown, hoping to get some footage of impressive waves breaking at the harbour entrance.  In the event the waves weren't that impressive and although I shot some more general video, I wasn't that pleased with the results so it may not surface for public viewing!  After Castletown I went on to Glen Maye, looking at the waterfall and then walking down to the beach.  It was a very windy day and despite using the DJI Mic2 with it's wind muff, there is quite a lot of wind noise on some parts of the video.
DJI Osmo Pocket 3  28/12/23
For the YouTube video at Glen Maye, click the button below.  The video is sixteen and a half minutes long.
A last picture uploaded for 2023, taken at Fenella Beach this afternoon.
I do hope that 2023 has been good for you, I enjoyed most of it anyway!  I've had a lot of fun taking all of the pictures and producing the web pages to show them and hope that you've enjoyed viewing them either on the main website or via Facebook (but the website is better!)  For sheer numbers of pictures I didn't do quite as well as last year, with only 2,210 new 'scenic' ones uploaded, the lowest since 2019, but still not too bad.  I've continued producing the 360 degree aerial views, which are my favourite part of the site, there were 217 new ones for 2023, which is just a few less than 2022.  Railway pictures did OK with 304 new ones in the year, but the aircraft pictures really went downhill, with only 56 and none since June.  The reason has been that since the airport declined to renew my security clearance back in 2021 I have been a bit reluctant to hang around outside a rather quiet airport just in case something interesting might turn up!  Air Traffic Control there seems to exist in an ongoing crisis situation regarding staffing with regular closure periods and lack of radar cover as there just aren't enough trained controllers.  When I retired from there in 2014 I could see that they were going to be short staffed but it's just got worse rather than better.
The new venture starting in December was producing videos for the website.  I'm still very new to video editing so I'm still very much on the learning curve.  They each take quite a time to edit together, so what are your thoughts, do you like them or would you rather I just stuck to still photography?  Don't forget that you can always get in touch with me and let me know your views, probably the easiest way is through the Island Images Facebook page, but otherwise email.
At the end of 2022 I said that 2024 would likely see the end of Island Images as it presently exists.  By the end of that year I will have been producing it for a quarter of a century in its present form and reach the ripe old age of 70 myself.  I'm still thinking along those lines although I'd like to keep sharing pictures with you, but in a slightly less labour intensive way - sometimes I can find myself spending whole days processing pictures/videos and making web pages.  So far I haven't come up with a solution, Facebook seemed good but I have some faithful followers who will have nothing to to with it, so that's a non starter.
Anyway, best wishes to all visitors for 2024, hopefully there will be a good flow of pictures for you for at least the next twelve months!
 Unless otherwise credited all pictures on this website are  © Jon Wornham