Quick and easy blog fodder for 6000 miles… – it’s got Isle of Man photos, drones and at least a lighthouse, so why wouldn’t you expect to see it on here? Something of a magnificent trifecta for the site.
That little light is called “The Winkie” (stoppit already!) and is right at the very top of the Isle of Man. Photographer Glenn Whorrall has attached a big light to his drone and flown it around the lighthouse in a circle while taking a long exposure image on his camera. Like a more high tech, controlled version of this.
There are more photos similar to this one above castles, forts (must have got airport permission for this one) and cottages on the link above. It’s a wild new way of photographing at very traditional buildings and I’m here for it.
Yesterday’s trip (which was to Arniston – and more specifically the cave there) went very well. Thank you for asking.
On the way back, we stopped to take this shot of a local windpump.
This might not be the best image you’ll ever see of a local windpump, but I like it for a couple of reasons.
Firstly, this was one of the images I had in mind when I bought my new filters for the camera. It’s nice to have got it (and now I have something to improve upon). And secondly, because of reasons, I had to do quite a lot of editing on this image. It’s certainly not perfect (I can see the join marks), but it’s actually pretty good – especially for me. Maybe sometime, I’ll share the unedited version and you can see the improvements. That’s sometime is not today though, because today is about heading home to Cape Town.
This latest lot details the final couple of days on the Canal du Nivernais and River Yonne, from Bailly to Migennes via the prettiness of Auxerre.
This night time view of the Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d’Auxerre taken from the historic footbridge didn’t come out quite as I expected. For me, there’s a bit too much soft light on the building, but its position against the night sky together with its dark roof gives it an ethereal, otherworldly feel, so I’m happy enough.
Still lots of holiday photos to get through.
I can just sense your delight. Even from 6000 miles… away.