Peter Killey

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Standing next to Gansey Pottery and looking over Gansey Bay / Beach on a cold but sunny winters afternoon.

The image were captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Gansey Isle of Man - © Peter Killey

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Just playing around with a new High Dynamic Range (HDR) photo programme and this is my first feeble attempt!!

Both of the below images were captured as single images as opposed to a bracketed 3 images which is normal in HDR photography.

Both images were captured late afternoon and show Port St Mary inner Harbour at low tide.

The images were captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Tone Mapped in Photomatix.

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Port St Mary Inner Harbour in HDR - © Peter Killey

 

Port St Mary inner Harbour in HDR - © Peter Killey

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Whilst out on a shout tonight and on my way home I stopped to grab an image of St George’s Church in Douglas whilst this beautiful building was lit up with sodium lights.

St George’s Church was completed in 1781 and is the oldest standing church in Douglas.

The image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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St George's Church Douglas - © Peter Killey

 

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It is very rare to see this school without one car parked in front of it, so I grabbed the opportunity today whilst the school is still closed for the Christmas/New Year period.

I am sure this image will bring back loads of good and bad memories to those pupils that attended it, it certainly does for me!

It is worth noting that this school that was completed in 1939 initially served as classrooms for young boys mostly aged 16 who had signed up with the Royal Navy for 12 years and they were a familiar site during this war period marching from their ship (H.M.S St George) to Ballakermeen School to learn the basic knowledge of signalling and telegraphy.

The image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Ballakermeen High School - © Peter Killey

 

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The custom of ‘hunting the wren’ has long been an Isle of Man tradition, and is still kept alive each St Stephen’s Day.

It is thought that it is descended from Celtic mythology and the tradition may also have been influenced by Scandinavian settlers during the Viking invasions of the 8th and 10th centuries.

Historically, groups of young men known as ‘wren boys’ would hunt a wren and then tie the sacred bird to the top of a pole, decorated with holly sprigs and ribbons. With blackened faces, the group would sing at houses and receive for money, presents or food for their efforts. Those that gave money to the boys would receive a feather from the wren as thanks. The collected money was then used to host a village dance.

Superstitious Manx fishermen were known not to venture out to sea without having first secured a feather to ensure their safe return. Wrens’ feathers were also considered a general preservative against witchcraft.

The images were captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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1962 – 2003 – This bronze statue of the late TT and superbike legend Steve (Hizzy) Hislop stands proudly overlooking Douglas Bay from his late hometown of Onchan.

The memorial was unveiled by Geoff Duke OBE in June 2005.

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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Steve Hislop - 1962 - 2003 © Peter Killey

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Captured the Sailing for the Disabled Yacht “Pride of Mann 2” leaving the Douglas Marina today, obviously she can only leave the inner Harbour whilst the South Quay lifting Bridge is raised.

The image was taken 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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Pride of Mann 2 - © Peter Killey

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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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