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Posted to Floral and Fauna about 458 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Sunrise on the Calf of Man.
Posted to Sand and Sea about 464 days ago, 0 comment(s)
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Recent visit to help the Bird Observatory Wardens.
Posted to Floral and Fauna about 756 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Recent visit to help the Bird Observatory Wardens on the Calf of Man.
Posted to Floral and Fauna about 756 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Floral and Fauna about 782 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Historical Sites about 856 days ago, 0 comment(s)
15th March, 2017.
Posted to Landscape about 857 days ago, 0 comment(s)
15th March, 2017. Sunshine warm enough for ice creams.
Posted to Floral and Fauna about 858 days ago, 0 comment(s)
March 9th 2017, 8:30pm.
Posted to Long Exposure about 863 days ago, 0 comment(s)
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Posted to Floral and Fauna about 885 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Just For Fun about 948 days ago, 0 comment(s)
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Posted to Landscape about 961 days ago, 0 comment(s)
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Lake District in the background.
Posted to Landscape about 969 days ago, 0 comment(s)
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In such fantastic condition. It could have been just driven off the line in 1936.
Posted to Transport about 1075 days ago, 0 comment(s)
This is friend John who is a retired fireman. This machine was the first one he worked on, we were very pleased to find it. John was a fireman at the time of the IRA Brighton bombing, of the Grand Hotel, in 1984. He was one of the first into the hotel to rescue injured/dead people from the unstable building.
Posted to Transport about 1075 days ago, 0 comment(s)
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Posted to Floral and Fauna about 1082 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Floral and Fauna about 1091 days ago, 0 comment(s)
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Posted to Experimental and Abstract about 1092 days ago, 0 comment(s)
My first visit to Jurby Church.
Posted to Experimental and Abstract about 1092 days ago, 0 comment(s)
A chance shot. It is rare that you get this close to £2mill worth of Trophies. These Tourist Trophy trophies were displayed for one weekend only in the Joey Dunlop display area of the Transport Museum on the Isle of Man. These trophies have been awarded to the winners of the motorbike Tourist Trophy races since 1904. When you have no control over the display area, this type of documentary shot is very difficult.
Posted to Shoot All about 1093 days ago, 0 comment(s)
This little lighthouse had considerable interest when it went up for sale last year for £10,000. The birds are Arctic Terns.
Posted to Lighthouses about 1097 days ago, 0 comment(s)
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Posted to Floral and Fauna about 1109 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Nesting time on some of our isolated pebble beaches. Tern colonies are roped off but with a long lens some good shots, and not just Terns.
Posted to Floral and Fauna about 1110 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Night about 1113 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Dean is so aggressive on the bike. You can read his body language, the head leading the way. Brilliant rider, sun glinting off his helmet!
Posted to Just For Fun about 1119 days ago, 1 comment(s)
Just love these guys, their attitude was just superb!!
Posted to Just For Fun about 1122 days ago, 0 comment(s)
The passenger is Benjamin Binns who I taught when he was 11-16yrs old. Dwight Beare the driver and Ben had an accident during racing and unfortunately Dwight lost his life and Ben is still recovering. I spoke to Ben before publishing this. No. 26, respect.
Posted to Transport about 1123 days ago, 0 comment(s)
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After 90miles and approximately 16hours (not a record). The winner!
Posted to Just For Fun about 1125 days ago, 0 comment(s)
The start, 8am, 1400+ racewalkers, 90miles checking in at every Parish Church. Passes through the night. Photo from an elevated position after one mile, part of the main field.
Posted to Just For Fun about 1125 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Transport about 1129 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Friday night fireworks mark the end of the Isle of Man TT Races. To get this position and a reflection off the sea means going out to the furthest Pier. Conditions were almost ideal.
Posted to Just For Fun about 1134 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Transport about 1138 days ago, 2 comment(s)
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Poor conditions means I would only subject you to two of my images :)
Posted to Transport about 1138 days ago, 0 comment(s)
These guys travel at up to 200mph. Flies crushed against the front fairing. Best viewed full screen :)
Posted to Transport about 1147 days ago, 1 comment(s)
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Posted to Floral and Fauna about 1161 days ago, 0 comment(s)
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North of Peel is Knocksharry. You can see the red sandstone of Peel on the right.
Posted to Landscape about 1172 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Floral and Fauna about 1173 days ago, 0 comment(s)
135mm L
Posted to Just For Fun about 1174 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Wide angle lens.
Posted to Just For Fun about 1174 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Floral and Fauna about 1174 days ago, 0 comment(s)
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Taken through double glazed window.
Posted to Floral and Fauna about 1203 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Historical Sites about 1208 days ago, 1 comment(s)
Easter Monday on the Isle of Man.
Posted to Landscape about 1209 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Friday morning, 25th March 2016
Posted to Landscape about 1213 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Sir William Hillary moved to the Isle of Man in 1808 and began to know the dangerous waters of the Irish Sea which surrounded Douglas Bay. In around 1824 he conceived the concept of a life boat service manned by a trained crew. The idea was new, but soon prompted the creation of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

It was not till Hillary took part in a rescue for a Steam Packet vessel and was washed overboard that he realised the coast was too far to swim to, yet a place was needed for sailors to wait for rescue. Soon after an idea Sir William Hillary had became a reality. Designed by John Welch the Tower of Refuge, as it came to be called, was completed in 1832. Situated upon Conister Rock in Douglas Bay a granite haven in the form of a small castle took its place as a lifesaver for sailors. Built at a cost of which almost half was paid by Hillary himself and the other by subscription. The tower was kept well stocked with fresh water and bread, ready to offered shelter from the weather and sea.
Posted to Sand and Sea about 1216 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Black and White about 1219 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Tuesday 15th March, 2016.
Posted to Landscape about 1222 days ago, 0 comment(s)
After taking advice from StP members, I cleaned this image up a little. Taken Tuesday 15th March '16. Cringle Reservoir, Isle of Man. UV filter only.
Posted to Just For Fun about 1222 days ago, 0 comment(s)
15th March, 2016
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14th March 2016
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March 14th 2016.
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Posted to Landscape about 1230 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Highest peaks L to R you've got Lingmell, Great End, Scafell Pike and Scafell. In the foreground it's Illgill Head with the Wastwater screes.
Posted to Landscape about 1231 days ago, 0 comment(s)
"Our little nation is the only Norse nation now on earth that can shake hands with the days of the Sagas, and the Sea-Kings. Then let him who will laugh at our primitive ceremonial. It is the badge of our ancient liberty, and we need not envy the man who can look on it unmoved".

The observer at St. John's on 5th July, the Manx National Day, watches a ceremony which has continued unchanged, except in detail, for more than 1,000 years. The annual outdoor sittings of Tynwald, the Manx Parliament, date back to the Viking settlements which began in the eighth century of the first millennium AD. No other parliament in the world has such a long unbroken record.
Posted to Historical Sites about 1232 days ago, 1 comment(s)
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Posted to Landscape about 1377 days ago, 0 comment(s)
This is where I live, where I was born, where I taught for many years. 7 towns or villages around the edge. Douglas is the Capital of the Isle of Man, British Isles.
Posted to Landscape about 1378 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Please FULL SCREEN image :)
Posted to Astrophotography about 1383 days ago, 0 comment(s)
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HILLARY, Sir WILLIAM (1771–1847), founder of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, born in 1771 of an old Wensleydale family.
Upon the renewal of the war with France in 1803, he raised at his own expense, and many years commanded, the First Essex Legion of infantry and cavalry, amounting to 1,400 men, the largest force then offered by any private individual for the defence of his country. Following the war Sir William left Essex and settled at Fort Anne, near Douglas, in the Isle of Man. The large number of wrecks that he witnessed, culminating in 1822, when the government cutter Vigilance, the naval brig Racehorse, and many smaller vessels were destroyed off the Isle of Man, directed his attention to the question of saving life at sea. In February 1823 he issued 'An Appeal to the British Nation on the Humanity and Policy of forming a National Institution for the Preservation of Lives and Property from Shipwreck,' which he dedicated to George IV. The Royal National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck (since 1853 the Royal National Lifeboat Institution) was founded and established upon a permanent basis, with the Earl of Liverpool as first president.
Returning to the Isle of Man, Hillary established in 1826 a district association, of which he became president, and provided the four chief harbours of the island not only with lifeboats but also with the apparatus of Manby and Trengrouse.
Hillary frequently went out in the boats himself, and was instrumental in saving many lives. In December 1827, assisted by his son. he aided in saving seventeen men from the Swedish barque Fortroindet, and in the same year, at the expense of six ribs fractured, he took a prominent part in the saving of the crew of the St. George. On 29 Nov. 1830 he set out with a crew of fourteen volunteers and saved sixty-two persons (though he nearly lost his own life by being washed overboard), and gained the Shipwreck Institution's gold medal. In 1832 he planned the picturesque tower of refuge on St. Mary's, or Conister rock, in Douglas Bay. He established a sailors' home at Douglas, and was a strong advocate of the government building a breakwater and making a harbour of refuge in Douglas Bay. His last public act was to preside at a meeting held at Douglas to memorialise the government on this subject in March 1845, when he had to be carried from his residence at Fort Anne to the court house in a chair. Enfeebled in body, but full of mental vigour and public spirit to the last, he died at Woodville, near Douglas, on 5 Jan. 1847, and was buried in Douglas churchyard, 'followed to the grave by crowds who had witnessed his heroism and self-devotion in saving the life of the shipwrecked mariner.'
Posted to Sand and Sea about 1413 days ago, 0 comment(s)
The rock formation is locally called the Drinking Dragon by the little Island call the Calf of Man off the south of the Isle of Man. This is a winter sunset. To set up tripod and remote shooting I used an App called Photographers Ephemeris. The Lighthouse is the Chicken's Rock Lighthouse in the distance. The nearer structure and light marks the Carrick Rock.
Posted to Sunsets about 1416 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Where I live.
Posted to Sand and Sea about 1417 days ago, 1 comment(s)
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Posted to Transport about 1423 days ago, 0 comment(s)
This guy was mad as soon as I spotted him. Had to be quick!
Posted to Floral and Fauna about 1426 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Trying out new Lens
Posted to Landscape about 1427 days ago, 0 comment(s)
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Posted to Transport about 1448 days ago, 0 comment(s)
The Isle of Man has about 15miles of Steam Train line, 25miles of Electric Tram line and horse-drawn trams on Douglas seafront.
Posted to Transport about 1451 days ago, 0 comment(s)
The Isle of Man still has about 15miles of working steam train line.
Posted to Transport about 1451 days ago, 0 comment(s)
A 22° halo is one type of optical phenomenon, forming a circle with a radius of approximately 22° around the Sun, or occasionally the Moon (also called a moon ring or winter halo). It forms as sunlight is refracted in millions of randomly oriented hexagonal ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere. The halo is large; the radius is roughly the size of an outstretched hand at arm's length. A 22° halo may be visible on as many as 100 days per year—much more frequently than rainbows.
Posted to Astrophotography about 1451 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Trying to get the sun off the sea also reflecting off the rock. Wednesday 29th July, 2015
Posted to Sand and Sea about 1452 days ago, 1 comment(s)
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ISO 800; Tv 1/1600; Av 5.0; 130mm
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