It must be cooler in the Isle of Man

As I went running today and I was drenched in sweat, I was wishing for those frigid ice-pellet in my face days in the Isle of Man. It’s feels like forever since I was there… here are a few of my best from that trip! :)

A Night in the Opera House

The Beach at Groudle Glen

Douglas at Dusk

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A Night at the Opera House

A Night in the Opera House

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Douglas at Dusk

Something about our latitude + the time of the year + the Irish sea made the sky an unearthly blue at dusk, so I went out to grab a few pictures. The local Manx people scowled at me as I set up my tripod on the side of the street in the rain, but they pretty much scowl at everything, whether it is rain or shine, and it is usually the former.

The second picture is of the outside Theatre and Opera House that was showing a play about the American south called Night Mother. I’ll save that picture for the next post, because I think it is an interesting composition by itself.

Douglas at Dusk

Opera House

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A Distant and Lonely Fortress

This is taken at dusk from the beach at about 210mm with multiple overlaid exposures and tone mapped for contrast correction.

A Distant Fortress

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Downtown Douglas

Between some meetings today, we took a walk around downtown Douglas and I got some pictures. It’s a nice little town, although the townspeople are generally dour, downcast, and dispirited. This is why Will felt right at home.

Will is actually quite convinced that his “Kelly” heritage comes from the Isle of Man because he was looking at a WWII memorial and there were lots of Kellys on the list. I told him the only thing this proved is that his kin is likely to be on the front lines of a battle and Kellys, by way of this simple embossed illustration, have a greater propensity for death in conflict. After I made this point, he immediately backed off.

Downtown Douglas

Downtown Douglas

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