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Situated in the Parish of Kirk Malew this quaint little Church was built in 1772 and is attached to the parish Church of Kirk Malew.

This Church that was built to accommodate about  200 people and was intended to provide a more convenient Chapel of Ease together with a parish school for those from the outlying mountainous districts!

This image was captured on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 22mm, converted into sepia to give a “Ye olde World” look and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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St Marks Church - Malew © Peter Killey

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Named after Lieutenant Governor Henry Brougham Loch this Isle of Man Railway Steam Train No 4 “Loch” pulls into a sunny Port Erin Railway Station.

I love the little oil cans on the top of the bumper 🙂

The images was captured 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.

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Isle of Man Railways - Steam Train Loch - © Peter Killey

 

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Langness lighthouse on Langness Peninsula was designed by Thomas Stevenson (Robert Louis Stevenson’s father) and first lit in 1880 and was finally automated in 1996 by the Northern Lighthouse Board.

The cottages and lighthouse are now famous for being owned by Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson and his wife.

The footpath around the rear (or seaward side of the lighthouse) has recently been the subject of a Public inquiry on the Isle of Man which has ruled in favour of the ramblers.

The images was captured on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 30mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Langness Lighthouse, Holiday home of Jeremy Clarkson - © Peter Killey

 

 

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The large stone in the wall in the bottom left of the image is known as the “Whipping Post” legend has it that it may have been used to tie the local vicars horse up too, however, its origin is more likely to be that it formed part of a semi-circle of similar stones associated with a pre-historic burial site.

The images was captured 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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St Peters Church - Church Road Onchan - © Peter Killey

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Standing on Dandy Hill in Port Erin on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon overlooking Port Erin Bay with Bradda Head and Milner Tower in the background.

The images was captured on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 62mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Bradda Head Port Erin © Peter Killey

 

 

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A beautiful cold, crisp sunny winters Saturday afternoon on the Isle of Man and a typical Manxscene looking towards Peel Beach and Promenade from Peel Breakwater whilst having a cuppa tea from the kiosk on the Breakwater 🙂

The images was captured on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 90mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Peel Promenade and Beach © Peter Killey

 

 

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This stone-built, Norse-Celtic chapel is dedicated to St. Michael and dating from around the 12th century.  It is now consists of just four walls and a bell turret. The chapel would have replaced a Celtic keeill which possibly goes back to the beginnings of Christianity in the Isle of Man several centuries earlier.  There was a graveyard associated with the early keeill which contained some very early lintel graves. The graveyard, of which no trace remains visible, was used until about 1870 for the burial of shipwrecked mariners and Roman Catholics.

The image was captured on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 22mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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St Michael's Chapel © Peter Killey

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Nikon announced the new J1 and V1 cameras amidst a flurry of excitement spawned from months, if not years, of rumours and mysterious “giant hands” appearing around the world.

The Nikon J1 and V1 were finally revealed to a world with baited breath, featuring some pretty impressive specs in an extremely small body, along with a brand new “CX” format 10 million pixel sensor and new “1” mount, the company’s first new mount since 1959.

We spent some time with a pre-production sample of V1 to get the lowdown on Nikon’s camera, which it describes as belonging to a whole new category, the “ACIL” or “Advanced compact with interchangeable lenses”.

Designed from the ground up, Nikon claims that, unlike other compact system cameras on the market, this is not a compromise, but a complete system that has been designed for the best performance.

I really do like this camera and the Nikon V1 “C1” format.

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These tree statues are hauntingly situated in a field on the Sulby Glen Road and depict two chain saw sculptres from local chain saw artist Nick Barlow, “The Wizard” is about 12 feet high and “The Angel” measures about the 10 feet.

Certainly worth taking a look if your down that way 🙂

The images was captured on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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