Friday, October 17, 2008

RAMSEY HABROUR SUNSET

Skywatch - Ramsey Harbour Sunset

Ever heard of Fletcher Christian? As a special request to laxeylass a recap of the old tale, and a promise of a Laxey pic next week. Please someone remind if one doesn' t appear.

Fletcher Christian. Now there's name synonymous with all things mutinous and apparently Manx, that is the Isle of Man. Ooh er. How exciting!

Fletcher Christian was born In Cumberland in England, however he was related to The Christians of Miltown Ramsey. So explodes the first myth he was a Manxman. Afraid not! His family though did at one time, including the man himself, seek refuge in Ramsey to escape bad debts in England.

As we all know Fletcher Christian( Marlon Brando to me) instigated the Mutiny on the Bounty (more Isle of Man/Bounty links for another time) settled with a load of mutineers on the Isle of Pitcairn(many Manxmen amongst them) and then it all gets a bit hazy. In other words here starts the myth and fact nightmare. Always the way with the Island.

John Adams the last surviving mutineer gave several accounts of Fletcher's whereabouts, changing his story several times. Fletcher had committed suicide, he was killed by Pitcairn natives, or he escaped back to England, an onto the the Isle of Man.

The poet Wordsworth was distantly related to Fletcher Christian by marriage. It is rumoured that Wordsworth and Christian met in Bristol and Fletcher recounted details of the mutiny to him. Subsequently the Rhyme Of The Ancient Mariner was written by fellow poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge and rumour has it, the Ancient Mariner was Christian himself. The reason was the poem bore uncanny details to certain events of the mutiny and time there after that were never for public consumption.

The date or place of Christian's death is still unknown. No remains have ever been found. Could he in fact of died on the island, with his Miltown Ramsey relatives? Who knows, but it's a great tale either way.

The Bounty has many Isle of Man links, which will keep for another post. Just think, on Pitcairn though, there are lots of little Manx descendants. Get around don't we! To go with the tale a Pitcairn sky, well a Pitcairn coloured sky over Ramsey, Isle of Man. Sometimes taking an image underexposed and failing light intensifies the colours much better.

Gary has designed his new website. Take a peek, if you can, at GARY BARKER ILLUSTRATION as I will be designing the same template for my new photography site and wondered how easy on the eye, and to navigate you find it.

To join skywatch go to SKYWATCH
The concept was Dot's, the next host WIGGERS WORLD the guardians of skywatch now are Tom, Imac and Sandy

109 comments:

Aileni said...

That is one heck of a picture.

Carletta said...

Interesting info and what an awesome sky!

Photo Cache said...

like someone splashed paint on the sky. very nice.

Anne-Berit said...

Wonderful Sky Watch-post!

imac said...

Yep, Gary's blog looks great and easy on the eyes.

Love the tale, very interesting thoughts there, also thought the skywatch photo was very dramatic.

Webradio said...

Great shot : pretty sky and interesting text...

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect catch for Skywatch Friday!!!! Mine's up too hope too see you around.. Have a great weekend!

Reader Wil said...

The Isle of Man is very important. You told about the Celts, the Vikings and now Fletcher Christian. I read "The Mutiny of the Bounty" long ago and should like to read it again. The sunset photo is sooo beautiful!

www.niamhphotography.com said...

wow - that's a dramatic sky

Migs CFL fan said...

Unbelieveable shot with amazing colors. I added your wonderful blog to my 'followers' list. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers

http://reginainpictures.blogspot.com/

ellen b said...

Fabulous sky and such an interesting tale...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Beautiful sky and interesting story about Marlon...er, Fletcher Christian.
Happy Sky Watch!

Pearl Maple said...

Striking colours in the photograph, love the way you take the time to tell the story about the region (all fascinating) and behind the photos.

Thanks for sharing and your kind comments on my post earlier.

mick said...

A great photo.

Connie said...

I have noticed that some pictures come out more colorful than the real sky. Beautiful sky picture you took.

bobbie said...

An interesting tale, and gorgeous photograph. Thank you.

liverpool, lil said...

Which way is this onto Bowring? Peel is like this every week over the sea. You should come over.
I saw a blend of pink/green/blue/purple/grey. I got all the colours but it's really grainy and I don't know why? Would you take a look at it. Very pretty sky.

KylieM said...

Wow! Look at the red in that sky! Thanks for sharing.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Wow! All those swirls of color are blowing my mind.
This is terrific!

Happy Skywatching!

~Lisa

kjpweb said...

Glorius Sunset and wonderful tales of Christian Fletcher. An update. Christian Fletcher was recently spotted in Vegas, eating pancakes with Elvis.
Cheers, Klaus

PJ said...

Beautiful salmon sunset, my favorite time of the day.

Teresa said...

What beautiful colors in that sunset!

geoff said...

Nice sunset, great photo! A Grey Wagtail?!!! I'll check out your galleries, see if you got a snap of it. Happy skyWatching!

Mojo said...

This kind of scene is the reason the word "gobsmacked" was coined. Amazing!

Enigma said...

Absolutely brilliant photograph and wonderful story!

mannanan said...

Wow Babooshka that is one amazing sky. A Turner painting springs to mind. Great tale as well about good old Fletcher. Keep up the excellent work.

Leora said...

Wild looking sky, especially with green. I mean, I'm used to seeing red, or purple, or blue, or orange or yellow in a sunset, but green?

I think I saw the movie Mutiny on the Bounty, and if not, I really should. Good story.

Louise said...

I can only say, "Wow!" to the color and capture here. Excellent job.

brad, boston said...

LB,

Wow! Almost Nothern Lights, but not.
I want to know how to buy your photos too that on on the blog?

Professor said...

That has to be one of the most beautiful and haunting sunsets I've ever seen- magical. I love it. And I like the lesson, too!

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: What a great sky you had today with all the variation in colors. I loved the story of Fletcher Christian.

Virginia said...

Smashing B. ! How glorious.
V

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Absolutely gorgeous sunset & fantastic story!

My Life In Montreal said...

Stunning!

Ann said...

Just stunning and yes, we Antipodeans have heard of Fletcher Christian. There are still descendants of the Bounty mutineers on Norfolk Island and (I think) also Lord Howe Island.

Jim said...

Hi Bab, this harbor is very pretty at the sunset you found. We had to catch the our train south so only stayed about an hour.

I like Ramsey, we spent more time there. I will be anxious to see what you found. You could catch some of my Ramsey photos (a few) by searching on the two blogs for 'Ramsey'.

Your Fletcher Christian article was most interesting, do you think the Fletchers were in his family?
The Fletchers of England were in our family, as was Moses Fletcher who came over on the Mayflower.
:-)
..
Thanks for peeking at my bear on the fan and for your nice comment.
Happy SkyWatching!
..

April said...

Beautiful sunset - very dramatic finale to the day! Also enjoyed the tale of Fletcher Christian's mysterious disappearance.

raf said...

Stunning sky watch image, Baboosh! Thanks too for Mr. Christian's story. Fascinating history to be sure. Checked Gary's website. Looks good, clean and has smooth navigation.

Indrani said...

Whoa! The colors!!
I am stunned!

dailysnapshot said...

You take the most amazing sunset and sunrise photos. Love them all

alicesg said...

Very beautiful photo for SWF. Love the colour of the sky. Have a nice weekend.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Lovely picture! And thanks for the bit on Fletcher Christian!

Have a nice weekend!

Lilli & Nevada said...

wow this is an amazing photo thanks for showing us this one.

Tash said...

I thought your purple sky a while back was the bestest ever -- but you've surpassed that. Amazing, just amazing.

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

Wow! Incredible colors! I could look at a sunset like that forever.

Sandradb said...

Clouds with magical colors - fantastic picture.

Baruch said...

Awesome sunset!

Roses and stuff said...

Those colours are like magic...
Katarina

Olivier said...

magnifique, on dirait que les feux de l'enfer fondent sur nous..
beautiful, it looks like the fires of hell based on us ..

Ivar Ivrig said...

Beautiful sunset. Very nice colors. Well done

naturglede said...

I love the colours in your photo. Have a nice weekend:)

evlahos said...

excellent capture and colors. very interesting info too

Old Wom Tigley said...

The Sunset picture is beautiful.. and the tale so well told..

Hope you are well
Tom

magiceye said...

awesome pallette in the sky!!

Eki Akhwan said...

This is just MAGNIFICENT, Babooshka! Magnificent, indeed!

John said...

Beautiful sky and interesting story!

spacedlaw said...

Dramatic sky!

Arija said...

Great convuluted tale, you must be too young to remember Errol Flyn in the role although old Marlon put much more mood into it.
Nice sky at first sight it seems almost to have a tinge of green in it.

Laurie said...

Babooshka, you are the Goddess of PHotography! Wow, this is phenomenal.

I LOVE Gary's site. I had such fun looking through his work. It's a great website design.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

That is an amazing Sunset. Beautiful colors!
Hope your weekend is nice!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Bestemor Aud said...

This was just breathtaking!
Never seen something like it.
Dramatic. Well shot!

me ann my camera said...

This is an absolutely beautiful, fantastic photo!!

Hilda said...

Another fabulous photo, Babooshka! This sunset is magnificent! I adore the streaks of red light across the sky, especially against those dark clouds.

I also love the tales, thank you! They're always such fun!

Happy Sky Watching!
I posted a photo of a canoe Among bigger cousins for my entry.

angela said...

Interesting post...I always thought he'd died on Pitcairn. I always come away having learnt something new!
The sunset is of course magnificent and the new web site very easy to navigate and pleasing to the eye...

Eleanor said...

What a picture! Absolutely wonderful and the story about Christian is pretty good too. Greetings from South Africa.

Gattina said...

This sky looks like out of an old Rembrandt painting ! Terrific !

Marcie said...

Absolutely stunning sunset. Looks more like a painting than a photograph. WOW!

Swarna said...

Thanks for visiting! That's a lovely display that you've captured.

laxeylass said...

Thanks for the mention. I will certainly remind you to show a Laxey photo, one as pretty as this.

rob said...

Everybody said everything about this photo! It is really beautiful, almost abstract!

Sailor Girl said...

THIS IS A PAINTING, RIGHT??? A HEAVENLY PAINTING!!!!!

don said...

A WOW picture for sure. The underexposure worked very well to intensify the colors. Nicely done.

indicaspecies said...

A beautiful and colorful sunset, that almost looks like a painting. Wow!

Saretta said...

Fascinating story and amazing red and black sky!

Louis la Vache said...

Fantastic image, Babooshka!

"Louis" has always been interested in the Fletcher Christian story and all the mystery surrounding it. He was happy to read your take on it!

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Babooshka!!!!!! This is a very dramatic photo! Just like your looking in a dream's snapshot! Just like an Aurora Light in the midst of afternoon! This made me so emotional! You probably had a great feeling when shooting this photo! Love it Babooshka!

Steven^^

Aisha said...

Awesome! That is so beautiful, babooshka! I wish I could capture beautiful skies like you do.

rob said...

Wow, 77 comments right now! Anyone knows the CDP world record?

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

What an awesome photo! Interesting story too!

Kim said...

I love when I click on your blog and the first thing that comes to mind is "Wow". You do it to me every time.

Andrea said...

WOW, that is one AWESOME shot.

Rambling Woods said...

STUNNING...I guess when the air isn't polluted, you can get colors like that..wow...

Small City Scenes said...

Extra beautiful. Love the oranges and the story was interesting too. MB

Daryl said...

Babooshka, I am in awe of this photo .. sooo lovely

:-Daryl

the teach said...

Splendid shot, babooshka! Thanks for sticking up for me at my blog. i agree about socialism. Helping people, yes! I like Gary's site too. It is easy to look at. :)

GrandAnglais said...

Wonderful picture, makes me think of lovely pink toasted marshmallows...Toasted Pink Marshamallow Sky, you know that should have been the header!

Ms. Hays said...

Absolutely Positively GORGEOUS Sunset!!! Look at the color!!! Very interesting story/tale too.

crittoria said...

There are no words...this is just breathtaking...

chrome3d said...

Most amazing chariots of fire. That sky definitely has some depth.

Tootie said...

Oh my, that is an awesome photo!

Ch√Ęteau-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Amazing colors. Are we still on earth ?

marley said...

What a stunning sky, that really is breath taking.

geoff said...

Hope you got your sharper shots of your Grey Wagtail.

dot said...

Beautiful and unusual looking sky! Interesting reading too.

Fish Whisperer said...

As usual, a great shot with a great read. Thanks for that. Did you know there was a court case on Pitcairn with the original descendents of Christian and the rest. All about rape and incest of young girls. It just finish and the women are getting a payout. Not sure if it is worth it but interesting antways.
Cheers

Gill - That British Woman said...

WOW that's all I can say.......

Gill in Canada

Ces said...

Well, the sky is on fire and quite an engrossing post about Fletcher Christian. My favorite Mutiny movie version was the one with Brando and Trevor Howard.

juan said...

Brando and the sky is bravo

Jeanne said...

Oh my what an absolutely amazing sky. So glad you share these views with us and also such interesting history.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty

D said...

allow me to be number 101
to comment on what a beautiful amazing photo this is!!!

CrazieSexaCool said...

W.O.W! nuff said.. - Daphne

Jeannelle said...

Oh, my.....amazing brush strokes in the sky! Greetings from Iowa, USA.

krisuh said...

That is absolutely wonderful shot!

Janine said...

That is an awesome photo!!! Love your photos too! thanks for visiting my blog...
Janine

Ben said...

It's an amazing sky!

Lew said...

That is a beautiful shot of the sunset! And interesting info about Fletcher Christian. It is curious how fact and folklore intertwine in our understanding of our heros and villians. I like Gary's web site, but I am partial to your current format for Ramsey Daily Photo.

reluctantfarmchik said...

Beautiful sky - stunning, actually. And interesting info - what a world!

Torsdag said...

Nice story but I like the PHOTO more. Great shot with stunning colors.
Hartmut

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