Friday, December 05, 2008

MOORAGH LAKE - SKYWATCH

Mooragh lake, Mooragh Park

Skywatch again. Still no laptop, so an archive. Not as in a few months but as in a few years. I think this was one of the first images I took when we moved to the Isle Of Man. Must be aout 4- 5 years old. Fortunately Gary has some of my older sales images on his laptop so I can dip into them for the blog. Why has Gary got these images on his blog? He paints them for sale. Not all of my photos, just certain ones. If you look closely there is even a copyright on this image under my real name. As you can see this isn't your usual blog image, but a sales site one.





The park and lake have proved to be a great success for Ramsey, bringing visitors and tourists alike for canoeing, birdwatching, skateboarding or just to relax for lunch in one of the 2 cafes. Events are still held here such as varied music festivals, youth cycling tours and of course Ramsey Sprint(motorbikes along the promenade) during the TT Road Races. Of course you will also find this photographer up there. By the way this is the lake that I went for an unintentional swim in when my canoe capsized. It was so black I thought it was still a swamp. How I got back in the canoe fully clothed and sopping wet is still beyond me. Happy to report no sharks in the lake, but the financial sharks are lurking on dry land. If you read yesterdays post you will understand. Click Tony Soprano for the shark ref.

Guess what. Gary is doing his final cartoon for the(click) BBC, Barker Gallery tonight. Sad day. He also needs the laptop back soon, very soon.


To join us go to SKYWATCH.

The concept was DOT'S, the next host WIGGERS WORLD the guardians of skywatch are Klaus | Sandy | Ivar | Wren | Fishing Guy| Louise

102 comments:

RuneE said...

Pity about the laptop and the dip in the lake. However, we gained a tremendous reflection picture, and that is not wholly bad?

marina said...

The pic is great and I hope you'll have a pc soon to do whatever you want!

Namnet said...

I like all of your photos,
and this one as well. The reflection is beautiful.
I am sorry about your laptop, hope you´ll get the pc soon.
Happy skywatching:-)

Merisi said...

Oh, such tranquil beauty,
a heaven to rest your eyes and soul!

(Archive trouble,
oh dear, I keep my fingers crossed for you! My empathy is great, since my old external hard drive is keeping me out of three years worth of pictures.)

2sweetnsaxy said...

Looks like a beautiful place and thanks for all of the information on it. Definitely sounds like a place I would visit often. Can't believe you fell in the water. Reminds me of my one and only time in a kayak which was a miracle it happened at all considering I can't swim. :-D

Ms. Hays said...

Very pretty reflection photo! I love the sky!

imac said...

Sadness of your laptop, but Greatness on your reflections and photo.

Anne-Berit said...

Wonderful shot!

Müge said...

Perfect reflection! Hope you'll get you PC soon! Have a nice Friday and week-end! :-)

bowledover said...

You have great skills in photography and the written word.
Even four years ago this was and is a great picture.
Thank you for sharing.

bowledover said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Sylvia K said...

So sorry about the laptop! Hope you get a replacement/PC soon! Love your shots as always! Thanks for the history as well. I learn more from people on Sky Watch than I have in years and it's great!

Brian Miller said...

Nice reflections, bot in your picture and your words. Dips in the pond help cement moments in our minds. Hopefully new computer on the way soon. Peace.

Pretty Life Online said...

Nature is truly beautiful! Happy weekend! Hope you get time to visit my corner too...

Photo Cache said...

Perfect mirror image. What a charming photo.

bowledover said...

Sorry for withdrawing the comment, I entered mine twice.

Quiet Paths said...

This so calm and serene. I used to sing a song called Mooragh Shore. I learned if off of a Dolores Keane CD. Do you know it?

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful serene reflection shot.

marley said...

Perfect sky watch. Hope your problems get sorted soon. Keep your chin up :)

Sharon Ellery said...

What a beautiful, clear reflection. It might be an old shot but it is also a great shot.

Sharon

PJ said...

Beautifully composed and colored.

Gaelyn said...

Wonderful post, as usual. I really like the reflection. Hope all is getting better. Now get off Gary's laptop.

crete said...

Well that is quite a history, but the photo is as always superb.

Thanks

Ray

R2K said...

: )

Guy D said...

Great shot, I love the reflection.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Carver said...

That's a beautiful shot. I love the reflection. Sorry about the laptop but I'm glad you posted this one for us.

Ruth said...

Sky and water pictures are my favourites. I too have taken a plunge from a boat. It can happen very quickly. Your written post is very interesting as well. Happy SWF!

Wren said...

A lovely photo - the reflection is so beautiful. I can see why you chose this one for your gallery.

Carletta said...

You were taking wonderful images even then!
Love the reflection!

TCKK said...

I love the reflection. How pretty!

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Beautiful Sky Watch photo, Babooshka. Fortunate for us that you had archived photos available.

Pearl Maple said...

Lovely photo of the lake, looks like a nice place to relax. Hope you get your computer sorted out soon, we get to rely on these things.

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a beautiful setting with some nice clouds and reflections. I am so sorry about no laptop, i keep thinking i need to buy another one just in case, I think it is called being addicted

Ken Mac said...

i would like to either canoe or just dive in...

roadgurl5 said...

I love reflections...this is beautiful!

Ann said...

I love reflections too. This one is beautiful, but so are all you photos.

Denise said...

Beautiful! A very lovely share, thank you. I hope you get your computer soon.

Olga said...

Great photo: love the reflection and the symmetry in it.

Jim said...

Wonderful reflection. Hopefully a new door will open for Gary soon.

Arija said...

A beautiful photo and I'm sorry things have not yet straightened themselves out yet. Have faith, something will come up.

uncleawang said...

I like all your photos..beautiful.
Have a nice day.

Leedra said...

Lovely reflections.

Suzanne said...

Your photo is so clear and crisp and the reflection really stands out.
Happy SWF.

Olivier said...

Waouh..superbe reflet, la photo est tres belle.

Grammy said...

Happy sky watch Friday
Love your beautiful photo.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I like the reflections of the trees on the water.

~Lisa
New Mexico

Jules said...

Another beautiful and informative photo - reruns are fine by me!!!!

magiceye said...

wondrous!!!!!

ilanadavita said...

Very serene photo; thanks for sharing.

babooshka said...

Thanks everyone. Kim - still no Snow.

Lakshmi said...

lovely story ...so quiet out there

Chuck Pefley said...

A very tranquil scene despite the circumstances :)

Pam said...

Very serene. Hope you get the laptop sorted soon. Would appreciate any info about Homestay. Thanks.

mrsnesbitt said...

Gosh what an eventful 5 years you have had. I sincerely hope stuff sorts itself out for gary!

Inkivääri said...

Beautiful pic, nice compsition.

Mo said...

Technology! We hate it but can't live without it. I do hope you can get the laptop problems sorted soon. Maybe you could do a post telling us all how many photos need to be sold to buy a new laptop and have a counter on the side encouraging more sales.
The photo is brilliant as usual. If an exhibition in London would help I am happy to do stuff for you here.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty.

Gattina said...

I like the reflection in the water ! it's a very beautiful picture !

JM said...

That's so beautiful! Great painting after this photo, I guess.

laxeylass said...

64,019 can't be wrong. An old photo as lovely as all your others we all agree.

Has Gary tried Manx Tails? Don't know if they pay, but worth a shot.

laxeylass said...

64,019 can't be wrong. An old photo as lovely as all your others we all agree.

Has Gary tried Manx Tails? Don't know if they pay, but worth a shot.

Kaye said...

More photographs like this of Ramsey and the park. Your swimming in the lake story is funny.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Great picture and an equally wonderful write-up accompanying it!

Cheers

Rakesh

Indrani said...

Beautiful shot, lot of info too.

soulbrush said...

i am crazy about water reflections, this is utterly lovely.

Maalie said...

A lovely picture, even if it is an archive :-)

kayleen said...

lovely serene spot. thanks for sharing.

Dewdrop said...

I absolutely love reflection shots! Terrific one. He paints your images?! COOL!

angela said...

He paints your images? Now how romantic is that?

What a Winter photo, looming threatening skies and great reflections..

Tarolino, Finland said...

No wonder this photo has become a painting as well. It's so wonderfully serene and the colours in it are already like in a painting.
Pity that you'll loose the use of a laptop. Hope it'll fix itself in no time so that you can post more of your fine shots.

Melissa's Cozy Teacup said...

Lovely, thanks for stopping by!

Knoxville Girl said...

aw, babe, I hope things get better for you both. your photo, as always, is stunning.

Gretchen said...

Very beautiful!

chrome3d said...

Sorry to hear about your unintentional swim but I know that those things make good stories! I wish that Santa gets you a good laptop so you get back to business.

alicesg said...

Lovely photo for SWF. Have a nice weekend.

babooshka said...

Thanks all again. Hoping to get my new photos back soon.

Blossom said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog :)

What a lovely photo - looks so peaceful and still. It must be a lot of fun to see your photos transformed into paintings!

Amy

April said...

Beautiful and serene!

Afanja said...

Archive photo or not ... it's a real beauty with the soft colours in the sky and that wonderful reflection!

Connie said...

That would make a beautiful painting.

Sara G said...

Great photo and post!!
Take care and have a wonderful weekend!!

Kelly said...

I love the way we get two views of the sky! One as a reflection in the water! Beautiful photo!!

Sioux said...

Beautiful!

Joy said...

How wonderful! Love the reflection. Great shot.

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comments. Have a great weekend!

joy
A Pinay In England
Your Love Coach
I, Woman

dulce said...

It looks like a beautiful spot.

auringonkukka said...

so beautiful!!
have a nice weekend!!

Kahshe Cottager said...

What a beautiful image this is and I can see it would be a beautiful painting as well. Here's hoping you get your computer soon. I would be so hard to live with if I didn't have one!

Thanks for your visit and comment on my sunrise at the lake.

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Beautiful reflection shot. I hope you get your pc soon, can't imagine life without it.
Have a great weekend.

Daryl said...

Reflections of a lovely sky

:-Daryl

John said...

Stunning reflection shot!

Have a nice weekend.

Layrayski said...

we're lucky we're able to see this photo for sale! lovely.

Jim said...

Hi Babs, sorry I'm here pretty late. Things piled up today.
Your sky and its reflection are very pretty. We missed that lake.
Also sorry about your laptop. It sounds like you need it badly.
Happy SkyWatching, thank you for your visit and nice comment.
..

SandyCarlson said...

This is really wonderful. What a beautiful lake.

God bless.

Raven said...

Looks like a lovely spot. Glad you survived capsizing. I enjoyed your radioactive rocks in the post above. Good luck to your partner with whatever new journey lies ahead.

Lew said...

I love the reflections in Mooragh lake! Gorgeous!

Ces said...

What a classic! I have yet to make a photograph like this.

Catherine said...

Soory to read about your forced swimming into the lake. Seen from here, water don't look so black, they just make an excellent reflection for the Sky.

Lana Gramlich said...

Very interesting! Almost monochromatic.

Pagan Sphinx said...

I love water reflection photos. This is very nice. Happy Sky Watch!

Gail's Man said...

I wonder if it's changed much over the 5 years. Perhaps that's your next mission, after the poodle poo hunt, to re-take the shot & see how it looks today.

Glad Gary will still be doing the odd job for the Beeb. Perhaps if they got rid of Jonathan Ross altogether, they could afford some more cartoons on a Sunday morning.

shaker said...

nice reflection !

Fotoplazza said...

very nice

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin