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The Winkie Lighthouse Point of Ayre - © Peter Killey This Lighthouse is the most northerly point in the Isle of Man and the image was taken on Sat 2nd July 2011 and shows a gentleman walking the long path to the Winkie Lighthouse – (click image for larger view).

The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 40mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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I thought I would spend a little bit of time today cleaning the splodge on the sensor of my DSLR, there are a couple of methods to do this, one is to buy some sensor swabs and some sensor cleaning fluid and soak the swab then run it over the sensor!  My preferred choice is to lift the mirror and blow the sensor with my rocket air chamber which is free of charge.

Anyway after I had cleaned the sensor and the mirror and the lenses, I proceeded to take some pictures of the blue sky with the lens fully open (best way to check for bugs and splats on your sensor), much to my surprise it was clean again.

My advice is to clean your sensor about once a month and make sure your lenses are cleaned every time you have been out taking piccies 🙂

If you have any tips or tricks on sensor cleaning feel free to write a comment 🙂

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Port St Mary Harbour © Peter KilleyWhilst walking along from Chapel Bay to Port St Mary I spotted these boats high and dry but non the less very colourful on the beach adjacent to Port St Mary Harbour – (click image for larger view).

The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 20mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Point of Ayre Lighthouse - © Peter KilleyWe had a walk around the Point of Ayre this afternoon (2/7/11) and on the way back to the car we passed the main entrance to the lighthouse which is also a private residence – (click image for larger view).

The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 40mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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In similarity to my last image I took this image tonight (29 June 11) whilst onboard the Ben My Chree which was turning in Douglas Harbour.

The image shows Douglas Lifeboat Station at low tide, the Lifeboat Station houses the Tyne Class boat named after the founder of the RNLI – Sir William Hillary – Reg No 47-032 – (click image for larger view).

The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 112mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Douglas Lifeboat Station - © Peter Killey

 

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Took this image tonight (29 June 11) of Douglas Head whilst on the Ben My Chree which was turning in Douglas Harbour.

The building to the left top of image is the former Douglas Head Hotel which is now Douglas Head Apartments, the building on the right is Broadcasting House, which is better known as the building that houses Manx Radio.

The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 85mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Douglas Head Apartments and Manx Radio © Peter Killey

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I captured Moore’s Manx Kipper curers, curing their kippers on Monday 13th June, the air around the quayside in Peel smelt very strongly of burnt oak shavings, as you can see from the image the roof vents were open and they were well underway with their kipper curing.

Just in case the many signs surrounding the building do not stand out, Moore’s cure and sell Manx Kippers!!

I had to closely crop this image as there was a lot of overhead cables and the Peel Power Station chimney in the background.

The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 20mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Moore's Manx Kipper Curing Factory in Peel - © Peter Killey

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Standing on the steps leading to the Camera Obscura on Douglas Head and overlooking Port Skillion towards Douglas Head Lighthouse.

On the bottom image you can see, to the right, the long winding path that you have to take to access the lighthouse.

The images were taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 28mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Douglas Head Lighthouse © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Douglas Head Lighthouse © Peter Killey

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Scarlett Point Tower is situated on the southwest coast of the Isle of Man, in Castletown. The high visibility orange building was formerly used a coastguard look out tower until the early 1970’s and was then decommissioned.

The Tower has been used by radio hams for the last few years however during World War 2, Scarlett Point was used as a radar station.

You can also see to the back right of the image the ‘Herring Tower’ which is situated on Langness Peninsula.

The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 40mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Scarlett Point Tower - Castletown © Peter Killey

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