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Island Images Changes
Just a quick note about a couple of changes.  Some of you may have noticed that the title page of the website now says 'Manx Island Images'.  There's no actual change to the website at all, it's just to do with its Facebook incarnation.  Two reasons, I found that there were at least two other FB 'Island Images' pages out there and also FB seemed to think that I was running a business and locked me into 'Meta Business Suite'. 
 
To solve both problems I've started a new FB page called 'Manx Island Images' which I hope will resolve the issues.  If you don't use FB to look at my pictures you don't need to do anything at all, the main website will continue exactly as before. If you do use FB to find out when new Island Images pictures appear, just click on the picture below and then 'Like' of 'Follow' the resulting FB page and all is sorted.  Thanks for you patience and please keep looking at the pictures.

23/2/24
I took these pictures yesterday afternoon on a walk from the car park at Scarlett, following the coastline to Pooil Vaaish and then back by the same route.
Panasonic FZ82 22/2/24
 
22/2/24
A little sequence I shot yesterday afternoon of an aircraft passing the moon.  I'd noticed the almost full moon in the sky and saw a few aircraft vapour trails heading towards that area of the sky.  I grabbed a camera, hoping that one might cross right across the moon's disk, but this was the closest I could manage!  The aircraft was British Airways Boeing 777-200 G-YMMR operating a service from London Heathrow to Cincinnati 'Speedbird 21 Victor', at 37,000 ft.
Panasonic FZ82 21/2/24
Two sunsets and the moon.  These pictures were shot using three diferent cameras, but are displayed in the correct time sequence.
DJI Osmo Pocket 3, Nikon D7100, Insta 360 Ace Pro  21/2/24
 
21/2/24
After another very wet morning, the weather cleared at around 3-30 in the afternoon and I went out for a walk in nearby Groudle Glen.
Insta360 Ace Pro 20/2/24
The Groudle Glen vidoe is has now been edited and published.  It's just a short stroll along the river from the waterwheel to the viaduct.
Click the button below to view it on YouTube
 
19/2/24
I took these pictures walking yesterday afternoon in the Ballaugh Curragh wetlands area.  In fact they were all taken from the Wildlife Park's nature walk, where a boardwalk keeps you feet dry as you walk through the curragh.
Panasonic FZ82  18/2/24
A few animal pictures inside the Wildlife Park.
 
18/2/24
A few pictures taken during a walk from home on Friday afternoon.
Panasonic FZ82 16/2/24
 
17/2/24
After my stroll around the tholtans above Tholt-y-Will, I headed back into the glen to view the Alt Waterfall.
Nikon D7100 & DJI Osmo Pocket 3 15/2/23
A  full frame image and a short video of the waterfall.
 
A dramatic sunset sky after a dull and misty day, shot from home.
Panasonic TZ200 15/2/24
 
16/2/24
Yesterday was not a good weather day, with low cloud down to sea level in the morning and quite heavy rain.  The rain eased off in the afternoon and as I fancied a bit of exercise I headed up into the hills for a wander around the tholtans above Tholt-y-Will.  The rain had more or less stopped when I arrived there and the cloud base had lifted to being up and down around ground level there, which is up to 700ft above sea level.
Nikon D7100 15/2/23
 
15/2/24
A new video, shot around the Oakhill and Keristal areas, south of Douglas.  This was really created with a long term friend in mind.  Stewart was one of the first people to contact me way back, when I'd first started my Isle of Man based photo website in the late 1990s and we have stayed in contact ever since.  Although living in the UK, he has IOM family connections and has visited regularly since he was a child, particularly in this area, so I though that I'd make him this little video.
DJI Osmo Pocket 3 & DJI Mini 2 10/2/24
 
14/2/24
Happy St Valentines Day! -  which probably dates back to the pre Christian Roman festival of Lupercalia which was celebrated from the 13th to 14th.
 
The following pictures have one thing in common, the Isle of Man Steam Packet's new vessel 'Manxman', captured over two days.  All of the pictures were taken from my house, so probably at a distance of around two miles from me to the ship.  Equivalent focal lengths from 16mm to 973mm.
Panasonic FZ82 & Insta360 Ace Pro 12/2/24 & 13/2/24 (Last picture 14/2/24)
 
13/2/24
I took these pictures around the midday yesterday on a walk around Douglas Harbour.  The weather forecast had mentioned another very high tide with the possibility of some 'overtopping' at certain areas but I think the water levels remained just below the quays.
Panasonic FZ82 13/2/24
 
12/2/24
Pictures taken from home around sunset yesterday.
Insta360 Ace Pro & Panasonic TZ200  11/2/24
 
11/2/24
Yesterday morning was sunny and calm and I set out to try and shoot a video project that I had been thinking about since visiting the Fairy Bridge a few days ago.  Although it wasn't really part of the project (but might get included!) I took the mini drone along and took these aerial shots of Oakhill and Keristal.
DJI Mini 2 10/2/24
 
10/2/24
In addition to the still pictures at the Fairy Bridge, I've also produced two videos.  The first one was shot on the day of my recent visit and is just a short composition of video clips with no commentary, in real time and slow motion.  The second one is a compilation of still images that I've taken there over the years since my first visit in 2000, plus a couple of older ones from the late 1800s and early 1900s, courtesy of Manx National Heritage at the iMuseum.
Click a button below to view on YouTube.
 
9/2/24
Wednesday morning was bright and sunny, but with poor weather forecast for the following days I decided to make the most of it and set out for a visit to the Fairy Bridge.  Not that one on the way to and from the airport, but the 'real' one near Kewaigue.  I also decided to use a 'real' camera!
Nikon D7100 7/2/24
 
8/2/24
On Tuesday afternoon I headed off the the old mines, up in the hills above Foxdale.  I was hoping that the clouds would clear from a rather dull grey morning, but unfortunately that only happened at around sunset!
Insta360 Ace Pro 6/2/24
 
5/2/24
I wouldn't normally do two photo trips in the same day, but with the weather forecast showing unsettled over the next few days I headed out again on Saturday afternoon, this time over to the west coast to visit the lovely beach at Whitestrand, between Peel and Kirkmichael.
Insta360 Ace Pro & Panasonic TZ200 3/2/24
 
Some lovely colours in the sky to the south west after I'd arrived home.
Insta360 Ace Pro 3/2/24
 
4/2/24
After taking the pictures of Keeil Vreeshey, I became aware of the existence of a 'Holy Well' also dedicated to St Bridget and I though that I'd try to find it.  It was in Douglas, fairly close to The Nunnery and was apparently visited by pilgrims for the healing properties of it's water.  Water from it was also used for baptismal purposes at the parish church.  It seems to have fallen into a bit of a decline, but was restored in 1910.  Unfortunately a tree fell on it around 2007 and caused major damage.  No attempts seem to have been made to repair it and It gradually vanished into the undergrowth.  Spoiler alert - I didn't manage to find it, but had a nice walk there and around the Nunnery grounds.  I did however, discover another structure hidden in the undergrowth!
DJI Osmo Pocket 3 3/2/24
 
3/2/24
I ran out of time for producing webpages yesterday morning and had other tasks in the afternoon, but after leaving Old Kirk Braddan I headed west to Crosby to visit another site with connections to the first of February, Keeil Vreeshey, or St Bridget's Chapel.  A typical keeil dating to the early days of Christianity in the Isle of Man and dedicated to St Bridget.  Bridget was an Irish nun who supposedly founded a nunnery at Kildare, Ireland, before travelling to the Isle of Man and founding a nunnery here just outside Douglas, at the location now just known as The Nunnery.  There is a holy well dedicated to St Bridget close to The Nunnery.
DJI Mini 2  1/2/24
 
2/2/24
A pre-sunrise sky on Imbolc, just taken out of the window at home.
 
Yesterday was the ancient Celtic festival of Imbolc, marking the mid point between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox when the first plants of spring can be seen emerging from winter hibernation. It was associated with the goddess Brigid, later converted for Christianity to St Brigid's Day. 
It has become a bit of an Island Images tradition in recent years for me to visit Old Kirk Braddan to photograph the snowdrops growing in the churchyard, although I seem to have missed it last year, probably due to weather issues!
DJI Osmo Pocket 3 & Mini 2 1/2/24
An aerial perspective
 
 Unless otherwise credited all pictures on this website are  © Jon Wornham