Friday, January 09, 2009

RAMSEY, ISLE OF MAN - FENODYREE SKYWATCH

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A magical Manx sky in Ramsey, The Polly Dooey Nature Reserve. A very low ground image looking towards the last remnants of the setting sun.  That's the colour of the sky as it was. No alterations whatsoever.  Perhaps it's so colourful due to the Fenodyree



Fenodyree.


A Shy loyal creature who works the land. In return he askd for food and clothing. Don't upset him though my giving him clothing he does'nt approve of. he may leave you for pastures new.


Another snippet of this bonkers island with it's strange tales.  I can think of a least two major selling books that have used a version of the Fenodyree. Let you work out which.



123 comments:

zentmrs said...

Beautiful!!

Olivier said...

ciel magique, avec des couleurs magnifiques.
magical sky, with magnifiques colours.

Z said...

Some lovely colors you got there.

The Fenodyree sound like the elves that helped the cobbler in those German fairy tales.

RuneE said...

Intriguing colours! May I suggest "The Hobbit" for one?

PS I can't see that you have posted your RAW-file from the EXIF-data... ;-)

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Magical sky! What beautiful colours! Interesting tale of the fenodyree.
Have a great weekend.

BABOOSHKA said...

Runee. - It's converted from Raw to jpeg then re sized very small for the blog. My Raw files are over 5MB, way too big for the blog.

Steffi said...

Happy SWF!Great photo!

imac said...

Wonderful post as usual, great photo and colour + your fantastic stories.

bobbie said...

How very lovely! And the grasses in the foreground give the perfect depth

Vest said...

The fairies at the bottom of our garden went missing for two years.
Asking "why"? The head Goblin explained they had been 'Called up' For National Elf Service.

Beaut Pics.

Cath said...

Very entertaining and breathetaking.

Photo Cache said...

Love the title, thought it's perfect for the photo.

Namnet said...

Splendid photo. I like the composition and the colours, of course, are amazing. They are so vivid and inspiring.
I also like the story of Fenodyree a lot. Your skywatches have always something more in them that the photos:-)
Have a nice weekend.

Anonymous said...

Bonjour Faries.

angela said...

It's very dramatic, maybe too dramatic to be caused by such a self effacing creature..
Lovely sky..

Greyscale Territory said...

Strong sunset pinks and love your story of the Fenodyree. Brilliant!

Mojo said...

First let me echo the amazement and adoration of those who came before me. This is truly an arresting photograph! But I have a question. Actually two. The light at ground level looks like it might have come from a flash. So question 1 is "did it?" and question 2 is "what was the purpose behind it?" those aren't meant to be critical, I'm really curious on both points. I have much to learn in this discipline, and I've found that asking such questions is the surest way to do that.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Stunning! Love the contrast in the colours and the textures. Superb!

Ann said...

Stunning. Fascinating folklore too.

mirage2g said...

Beautiful! The low ground angle is very effective and how the lighted front grass...


;-)

marley said...

All these mystical creatures on the Isle Of Man, I'm surprised there is any room for humans!

Pretty sky :)

BABOOSHKA said...

Mojo -It was a flash for one reason. It was a spur of the moment shot at 10.15pm at night. No time to adjust the setting or the light would have faded to black. Simply in order to get the colours I bounced the light off the flash onto the meadow to bounce back the colours, which is why the shot is low to the ground. You can ask anytime. Only the trolls can't.

Dewdrop said...

... and beyond... wow! Striking capture. I am moved by it. I can't imagine how it was in person! Awesome stuff.

Merisi said...

Magical! :-)

Lilli & Nevada said...

Love the sky, and the colors of blues, pinks,reds and yellows .

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous colors! and I love the story of the Fenodyree! Thanks as always and have a great weekend!

Buck said...

Whoa! Breathtaking. Love the last peep of sun glinting through the trees.

The Manx folklore is very interesting reading!

Ruth said...

Great picture to accompany a fairy tale. I love both!

Carver said...

That is definitely a magical sky. The colors are fantastic and I also enjoyed the island lore.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

SHEESH!! That color is fantastic!! WOW... I love it! What a great photo....
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat

Ruby said...

Yep, a magical scene indeed, with the colours in the sky and the beautifully lit grass in the foreground. I could well imagine fairies living in a landscape like that.

John said...

Amazing shot and very nicely framed.

Happy weekend!

Harry Makertia said...

Great sky picture. This is the picture that I like. The color is beautiful.

April said...

What a magnificent sunset and an interesting composition! Also enjoyed the story of the Fenodyree.

Pam said...

I missed you not playing skywatch recently. Back with a bang.

Pam again said...

Sorry, Homestay for 2009. Do you know anything about it a website or people offering? Many Thanks for taking time out.

Wren said...

Lovely photo - the colors are incredible. I love hearing folk tales from different places. Do you suppose there's a being similar to a Fenodyree that does housework?

fishing guy said...

Babooshka: I think that is a wonderful color in the sky and I can see why you would think it is magical.

Quiet Paths said...

Amazing and inspiring colors. I believe that it was that way. Light is a magical element.

Fotos da Lurdes said...

Wonderful shot...
Amazing and inspiring colors...
Thanks for sharing...
Happy sky watch:)

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful sky---great grasses---wonderful story. MB

Tabib said...

Beautiful pink sky colour

Alan said...

I'll gladly provide some clothing if a Fenodyree will mow my grass for me. :) It's January and I truly need to break out the lawn mower and cut the yard Ah, Florida...

Boise Diva said...

Sherbet colored sunsets and sunrises - I'm a sucker for those!

ellen b said...

Hello Babooshka!
This is an amazing photo. I love the colors you captured!! Happy SWF...

SandyCarlson said...

At first I thought it was a painting. What a masterpiece!

George said...

What a marvelous picture. If the Fenodyree are responsible they are great to have around. Do they ever appear in the U.S.?

Pattie said...

I came by way of your blog researching my Manx relatives. A Canadian, I understand that Quayle is a Manx family name but to my knowledge I no of none in the family fold way back. I have emailed with a brief rundown and wondered if you could take a look at some suggestions I have about the connection. It looks like a pretty place I hope there is a connection.

Pattie Sherman (nee Quayle)

Ms. Hays said...

I strive to have such beautifully colored photographs!

Jim said...

Beautiful colors. We had a sunset like that this week. I tried to photograph it, but the color didnt show up as bold.

Grammy said...

Awesome photo. I just love all the color in the sky lately. Did you use a strong flash to get such light in the grass? I am trying to learn to do night shots. And my camera will not allow me to shoot on automatic. I changed it too 800 iso and still not what I want. It was trying to photograph a skunk of all things I was trying to capture. I know I am crazy. But We encountered a number of then this last summer. And I will not get close enough to have good flash of light on them. lol.
Have a great week
Grammy
Missouri, USA

Ken Mac said...

were you looking for crop circles out there?

Neva said...

Beautiful colors....and crop circles is pretty funny after reading your blog!!!!

Sterl the Pearl's Daily Pics of Boulder said...

Such great energy! Wonderful shot.

Arija said...

I somehow think it was the foreground flash that helped the effect rather than the Fenodyree, but then, who am I to judge?

Luke Wiley said...

I could never get tired of this sunset all day!

Larry Jordan said...

That is one gorgeous capture Babooshka. Very interesting with the flash of grass in the foreground. And the story of the Fenodyree, I have never heard, is enchanting. Thank you for sharing!

magiceye said...

another WOWER from you!

Firefly said...

I love the dark pink in your photograph as it contrasts with the dark blue skies. Fabulous.

Carletta said...

Beautiful sky!

Indrani said...

Whoa! What a wide range of colors in this single shot!

raf said...

If I didn't know you were so hard and fast against altered images, I would guess some Photoshop had been applied alright, but I know it's simply Babooshka magic, not even Fenodyree, just good ol' Magica Babooshka!
Absolutely stunning SWF post!

ilanadavita said...

Great contrast between the purple of the sky and the green of the grass.

Reader Wil said...

Good morning Babooshka! Wonderfully coloured photo! I am impressed and not only that, I am overwhelmed by the beauty of both sky and earth! Thanks for sharing I love your tales of the Isle of Mann. Is there a book about tales from Mann for instance?

Gattina said...

What a breathtaking beautiful purple sky !!

bowledover said...

Your pictures have so much depth to them, simply wonderful.
You already know I hold your writing in high regard and as usual it is of the best.
Happy New Year to you.

Anonymous said...

Echo all the above.

Anonymous said...

Echo all the above

david mcmahon said...

Those are the exact same colours we had in our evening sky an hour ago.

Just getting back to normal schedule after our trip to the west coast ....

vincibene said...

WOW! Impressive and magical!

Dina ... UK said...

Magical....Beautiful....

Sam said...

...and beyond. Awesome!

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Lovely colors in your sky.

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Avril said...

Beautiful - so similar to mine !! Except mine was sunrise !! Thanks for your visit

Suzanne said...

Great colours, beautiful.
Happy SWF.

syel said...

amazingly beautiful! love the perspective from the ground! looks really magical! :D

Afanja said...

Beautiful picture with nice colors and a beautiful light. I love the low point of view.
Have a great weekend!

N.P. said...

Beautiful!

Connie said...

Nature outdid itself on painting that sky.

Marie-Noyale said...

Your pictures get another dimension when look at,
while reading your "tales stories"!!
Just that little noun "Fenodyree" makes the imagination wander...

Peter said...

A nordic "troll" like me doesn't know much enough about Celtic folklore and other litterary references to see which books you are referring to. Will you tell us?

alicesg said...

Wow very beautiful photo for SWF. The colours of the sky is amazing. Have a nice weekend.

Mary said...

What a beautiful sky and sunset! The colors are just astonishing. That is an interesting tale of the Fenodyree. Sounds like the basis for those little creatures in Harry Potter that become free if you give them clothes.

uncleawang said...

Wow!!!magical sky,that was beautiful.
Happy Sky wathcer & have a nice day.

evlahos said...

fantastic colors!!

I wish to you and your family all the best for the new year

dAwN said...

oh..it must be those creatures...
lovely sunset!

Horsoon said...

Amazing shot, I love it!

Sharon said...

What fantastic colors.

Knoxville Girl said...

lovely sky, and amazing at 10 p.m.
looks like something might jump out of that long grass, and not a fenodyree. Guess I must be over-caffeinated.
catching up on blogs after a short absence...

Virginia said...

Stunning sunset B. You seem to be able to find them a lot in your area. I liked your discussion on the photo below as well. Always food for thought at this blog!!
V

BABOOSHKA said...

Mary- Well done, yes one of the books is from the Harry Potter series.

Peter- It's Nordic and Celts here, I may have to reveal the other book if no one gets it.

Ken Mac- Now you've got me thinking about those crop circles. I'll just have to create them and claim ufo's.


Cheers all again. Nice to be appreciated.

BABOOSHKA said...

Virginia that is spooky I am on my way to your blog. Weird.

Jana said...

Beautiful!!!

Virginia said...

B,
Well always glad to have your company and your thoughts!

Olga said...

wow, the colors are fantastic!

Olga said...

wow, the colors are fantastic!

Susie of Arabia said...

That is such an AWESOME sunset!!! It's brilliant - spectacular - gorgeous! Amazing shot, Babooshka!

mannanan said...

I'll be brief for a change.

Utterly stunning!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

that really is beautiful

Eki Akhwan said...

The sky does look fabulous, B! And the vocab? I would never have known that if it was not for your post. Thanks.

Tarolino said...

Oh what a lovely description of the Fenodyree. Never even heard of it during my years in England. Who would not have their own little Fenodyree living nearby.
Such a glorius sunset must be the workings of several Fenodyrees.

I simply love the contrast between the flaming sky and the light green of the grass floating into to a grey shade and the line of the dark trees dividing these two fields.

liveberlin said...

Great shot! I love this pink sky!

Brett said...

Love the mix of colours

VP said...

Your tale reminds me of a certain house elf ;)

Lovely shot!

Bradley Myers said...

A great capture and amazing colors.

Baruch said...

Magical is a spot on description. The colour is just beautiful!

Destitute Rebel said...

Babooshka, Your pictures never fail to Amaze me, Great Photography, love the color!!!

Janie said...

Wow, those are amazing sunset colors. I love the setting with the grasses in the foreground. The Fenodyree is an interesting legend. Wonder how these things get started?

Raven said...

Beautifully shot and just so lovely pinks

soulbrush said...

this shot is 'other worldly' WOW, and 109 comments, another WOW.

Dina ... UK said...

Just showed hubby your pretty sky!
He would like to know if it is still day light about 10pm in May.
It used to be in the late 60's early 70's ?.....
From Ramsey Key into the town there is a street named after use...lol begins with C...
He used to spend 2 weeks a year, last week in May and first week in June...and enjoyed every second...
It won't be long before we come over again....

Pearl Maple said...

Stunning use of colour in this photo. Thanks for your regular contributions to Sky Watch Friday it makes for a real bright spot in our week.

auringonkukka :) said...

BEAUTIFUL PHOTO!!
have a nice weekend!!

Geoff said...

An excellent shot and a charming tale.

BABOOSHKA said...

Dina -It usually is duky light in May about 10pm especially when we have a blue sky day. Not that often. Now need to find that street.

Kim said...

Breathtaking! Not only are the colors beautiful, but I love the angle.
Kim

chrome3d said...

What can I say at comment 117 that hasn´t been said before? There must be a fairie in the flashlight somewhere if I look really closely.

CrazyCow said...

Amazing how a picture of "nothing", just grass and sky can be so interesting. Really beautiful captivating shot.

earthtoholly said...

Wow...what an amazing sky! And it almost looks as though the ground and sky are from two different scenes. Very nice! :o)

kRiZ cPEc said...

gorgeous sky!

Sid said...

Holy cow! Batman

Chrissy said...

Great sky and wonderful grasses

floreta said...

absolutely amazing!

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