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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Mark Higgins’ lap around the TT course in a Subaru rally car today (Monday 6/6/11) turned out to be a very convincing way of how to break Tony Pond’s four-wheel record for the TT Mountain course.

The Manxman completed a circuit at an average speed of 113.505 miles an hour, easily beating Pond’s 1990 effort, when he clocked 102.

I captured this picture of the Scooby returning up Pit Lane in the TT Grandstand after smashing the record.

* 9th June 2011 Footage of Marks second attempt of breaking the TT Course Lap record and in Marks own words this footage at the bottom of Bray Hill was “the biggest moment of his life” – Click Here for 1m 37s clip

The image was taken on my Nikon D80 SLR with a Nikon 18-135 F3.5/5.6 G AFS DX lens at 48mm and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

Mark Higgins Subaru TT Challenge TT 2011 © Peter Killey

 

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EasyJet Airbus A319 Leaving Ronaldsway © Peter KilleyI captured this EasyJet Airbus A319 Reg No G-EZFZ departing Ronaldsway Airport on Sunday 5th June 2011, the undercarriage is just about housed and the flights destination is Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

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

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Grabbed the opportunity today to get some images of my Firefighter colleagues who are also travelling Marshalls for the Isle of Man TT Races 2011, left to right, Leading Firefighter Paul Hunt (Big H), Sub Officer Tony Duncan (Dobber) and Firefighter Chris Fargher (Little Chris), all sat on their sparkling new Yamaha R 1′s

Firefighters and TT Marshalls TT 2011 © Peter Killey

 

 

 

 

 

 

Firefighters and TT Marshalls TT 2011 © Peter Killey

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This Manx slate Celtic Cross caught my eye today, when you look at the intricate, delicate hand carving that must have taken place to display this beautiful piece of artwork, this particular cross is more than 50 years old.

The image was taken 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.

Celtic Cross, Peel Isle of Man © Peter Killey

 

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