Sunday, March 29, 2015

Balck and white, harbour sunset

                        View from the pub

The colours were amazing stunning spectacular and all those adjectives some people use to describe their photos, when it should be for the viewer to decide. Stripped of colour, Ramsey Harbour, view from outside the oneof the many pubs of the town. Not a bad pint, and not a bad view either, even if it lack colour for some.

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Photo part of The Weekend in Black and White

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sulby River, Poyll Dooey

                                    Still waters

A walk along the river with a camera, down by the river, alongside the Poyll Dooey Nature Reserve. The plan to seek out and capture on camera the elusive cormorant. I didn't find the bird, but I did find this tranquil scene. I'll take that. 

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Image part of Weekend Reflections

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Good Moring Sunshine

               Sunrise. It rained two hrs later

My office view this morning. You have to feel sorry for me don't you. I wasn't the only early bird, a few dog walkers, photographers and someone out with a metal detector. I hope they were lucky. I was content with the morning shoot.

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Image part of Skywatch for more of other skies around the world.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015



For those of you who don't know, I blog from a small island called the Isle of Man, from the even smaller town of Ramsey. I thought it would be ideal to introduce a Manx word with each image on the abc round each week. Although most people speak English, the Manx language has been introduced and spoken again on the island after almost dying out. As a comeover, someone who came here from across, UK, this is as much of an education for myslef as it is for the reader. So word for today is Kayagh, meaning misty as it was the morning of this photo. One of the first I captured when I moved here, on a film camera. The jetty and lighthouse, looking the same today as it did 12 years ago. Only the camera has changed, but I intend to find that film camera and take it up again.

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Image part of ABC

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Reservoir Reflections

                              Peace and quiet

A recent discovery on my doorstep, Ballure Reservoir. This tranquil spot isn't just a reservoir, it's home to a variety of wildlife, of which I shall hopefully be discovering and photographing as Spring gets underway. I've already taken a batch of images of the reservoir itself and will be back up there ramble round further along the nature trails. A lovey find a minutes from my home and off the beaten track. It's my new second office, the beach still being my first. The beauty of self employed photography, I can go there anytime and not wait for the weekend. More to follow on this area. 

Ramsey, Isle of Man 

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Image part of Our World Tuesday.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Ballure reservoir

                                  And relax

I can't believe I've only just discovered this place after living on the Isle of Man for 12 years now, especially as it's a 15 min walk from my home. It's now become my other office, as I'll be doing a lot of photography here. Off the beaten track and an uphill climb but the views alone are worth it. More to come on the reservoir, the wildlife attracted around the area, the local fishermen, and whatever I happen upon up there, like the nature trails. To discover such a treasure trove in a such a small town is a boon. 

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Image part of Weekend Reflections, something I happened upon via Hyde Daily Photo Volume 2. Thanks Gerald, you've inspired my photography mojo for new finds.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Silhouettes and sunsets


Looking onto the town from the beach at a sunset, from my office. Not my office window, my office. The beach, from dawn to dusk is my place of work, photography. Standing ankle deep in a freezing cold the Irish Sea, waiting for the setting or rising sun may not be a conventional  way to make a living but it's one enjoy. Hope you enjoy the view too.

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Ramsey a small town on the Isle of Man

Image part of skywatch, camera, Nikon D7000


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