Saturday, August 30, 2008

RAMSEY SWING BRIDGE





RAMSEY SWING BRIDGE NO 8 OF 100

Aha! Just when you thought it was safe I sneak in the bridge again next to the pretty skywatch shot. Kerry you have found me out. Quite right I do tend to put a black and white one on after the skywatch shot. So here we are No8 in the 100 shots of the same view series. Or in my case that most iconic of Ramsey images for me the swing bridge. Don't be surprised if I sneak the colour one in one week for skywatch when I have had too much to drink or something. No I haven't had one tonight, just in better non alcoholic spirits. Here's why.

Had quite a a laugh with a fellow blogger who emailed me their negative feedback. Seriously funny. The same time everyday he gets an email telling him how he has got well just about everything wrong and how no one reads it anyway. Then they end it with thanks for reading this email, what is the point of your blog, yours sincerely "a well wisher." Honestly it's priceless. Obviously it's his biggest fan just got a funny way of showing it. I mean he checks Craig's posts everyday and comments. Now that's dedication if somewhat misguided.

A few updates. Still no news on the "Tears of Mann," but my go to Manx Man when I can get hold of him will probably know, Adrian Cain. Still no news either on that band "Tynwald. "Again if anyone knows anything about them so I can do an update that would be great. I made a booboo. I called cushag gorse. I thought I had put ragwort but nope. Looks like I have a gorse pic called ragwort somehere on the laptop. So the unofficial flower of The Isle Of Man is still cushag, but it's ragwort, which is poisoness and leaves a nasty bitter taste and is a menace to animals. So there you go ladies and gentleman. The Isle of Man unofficial flower on the Isle of Man Government website is the cushag, ragwort a nasty poisoness plant, a menace to animals that leaves a nasty bitter taste in the mouth. Ahem! I'll stick with the Fuchsia. I'd like to name check the person who updated me, as you know I always give credit where it's due, but sadly they didn't leave their name, just a comment which I had to decipher by going to another blog.

I will be answering all the emails soon, just a little bogged down with a photo project that has to be done by tomorrow night. Many thanks for the generous comments and apologises to those that have gone missing. Blogger is on it as they say. Just email me if they don't return.

This post will magically appear as a scheduled post long after I have hit the sack. Goodnight then sweeties in bloggerland and you erm"well wishers." Yes I have my mojo back.

26 comments:

brad, boston said...

LB,

You hadn't forgotten about the bridge. I can't get a feel for how big it is? A complete shot would but in in perspective for us. Could you show the next one in full view? What time of day would it be? I like the light and shadows interplay. Guessing around midday?

Dan left a comment below but it's not showing.

JM said...

Oh YES, Ramsey swing bridge again!
Glad you have posted that beautifull photo! :-)

john kermode said...

No offence but I hope you lose your mojo again. Your rants are hysterical. I'm a Manxman in Cananda emiigrated 30 something years ago. Happy days in Jurby. Manxies don't mean no harm, just a bit defensive. Don't get me wrong, I really admire your photos, I've bought some, but hell I'm here for the ravings. God bless the islanders and here's to ya kid. Don't be a boring kiss a. Stay in a rant groove.

Rambling Round said...

Bridges DO make great photography, especially ones like this.

Virginia said...

Great bridge, great shot. Thanks for filling in for Mama Cass. I love your blog.

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" is enjoying the series, so he's always happy to see another installment!

"Louis" goes on the occasional rant, too....

chrome3d said...

If you blog daily, then certain patterns start to emerge. Colour, light, then moody, then rant, then wacky when boozing. It´s inevitable. Thanks for another bridge-pic. Looks good to me.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love this view of the bridge & the black and white is gorgeous too!

angela said...

I'll echo Brad, Boston and say that a full shot would be interesting but other than that keep bringing 'em on..

Wayne said...

That's a great shot Babs. Posts all the pics you like (you're the boss). Personally, I'm really looking forward to the 'Scantily Clad Models On Ramsey Swing Bridge' series.

chennaidailyfoto said...

B&W makes it even more lovely ....

Aileni said...

I was looking to see if you had a PhotoHunt up - but here was this corker of a B&W. Magnificent shot... congrats.

Suzi-k said...

hehe, I see i've missed all sorts of good rants while I've been absent from blogland, will have to scroll down and catch up. keep the bridge pix coming, i want to see how you do 100 that are all significantly different, must be one hell of a bridge! (and of course, take a bow, one hellova photographer too!!!)

picture to words said...

great

Hendrawan said...

is that photo taking at night?

PAT said...

Very much like the black and white. The bridge and the pier are Ramsey.
Would like to see a colour shot of the bridge from the other side?

Like the mix of good and bad. You'll never please everyone. I like some posts more than others.
It's better to rant than bottle it in.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

i think i like this one best of all your shots of the bridge

Bergson said...

this bridge is so beautifull

again !!

kim said...

A contrast to the sunset. Nicley caught light and shadows.

lv2scpbk said...

Love this photo.

marley said...

Mojo-a-rama! Welcome back, and no alcohol either! I love these b&w bridge photos. And we've still got 92 to go! Do you really think you can do it? What am I saying. Of course you can. You're going to prove it to yourself.

In answer to your question about my new relaxed non touristy photography. Yes, I am thoroughly enjoying it. It seems to be working well for me and I just enjoy doing it this way now. I don't feel under a self imposed pressure to blog how I think other people think it should be. Does that make sense?! Thanks for your positive comments too :)

Gail's Man said...

Looks like you're the only person on the bridge. I take it that other islanders use it too? Perhaps they might feature in one of the other 92 photos to come!

babooshka said...

Thanks everyone. I should do this more often answer questions here like others do. I just forget to.

Marley. Makes perfect sense and something I should do too. It's true you can't please everyone, so if your'e happy with your posts that's the important thing. I definitely see
a differnece in your posts now and your images are a real visual treat.

Wayne. Scantily clad models. Way to cold, but I'll keep a look out.

Gail'Man. I'll try and snap some locals, hopefully with clothes on though, unless your'e with Wayne?

Angela. Brad. I'll do the full shot and you can see just how small it is. Good to put it in perspective.

Suzi K. Good to see you back.

Aileni. Photohunt I need to look into. It is my knd of thing though.

Virginia. I thought our duet went well, but I'm no Mama Cass.

To all thanks again for ideas,and taking the time to stop by and comment.

John said...

Wonderful bridge and what a lovely perspective!

Dragonstar said...

I love this shot Babooshka! It's perfect.

Kitty said...

I really like this photo. Very sharp and awesome shadows!

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