Vehicle Transporter ‘Hoegh Osaka’ Runs Aground in the Solent

A vehicle carrier cargo ship run aground in The Solent on Saturday 3rd January 2015 and was listing to one side, leading to a major operation to rescue 26 people on-board the ship. The Hoegh Osaka left Southampton at 20:21 and… Continue Reading →

Wightlink Car Ferry Mezzanine Deck Collapse

Emergency Services were called to Wightlink’s Fishbourne Terminal shortly after 22:20 to reports of one of the company’s upper car decks had collapsed on one of their ferries. The mezzanine deck on the vessel ‘St Helen‘ appeared to have collapsed on one… Continue Reading →

Sky full of colour

Sun setting over St Catherine’s Down on the Isle of Wight this evening (2nd July 2014). Photographs were taken from Ashknowle Lane in Whitwell. Please share with your friends and family.

Sun setting at Blackgang

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Kite Surfing at Brook on the Isle of Wight

Sun sets on the Isle of Wight

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Round the Island Yacht Race 2014

Below are some of the photographs I took on Saturday 21st June 2014 while spectating from the shoreline. If you would like a high resolution copy of any of the photographs below, please drop me an email to with the image ID/Name which… Continue Reading →

Sheep Grazing during the lovely weather

Sheep Grazing while enjoying the lovely weather on Stenbury Down.      

Sun setting at Tennyson Down

Here are a few photographs were taken while exploring new areas of the Isle of Wight, trying to capture it in its full glory. I decided that last night (Thursday 05.06.14) I would head up to Tennyson Down, which is on the Western side… Continue Reading →

Yarmouth Old Gaffers 2014

Yarmouth Old Gaffers takes place every year on the Isle of Wight which gathers hundreds of boats & people to this fantastic event. During the time the Gaff-riggers compete against each other in order to win the races. Below are… Continue Reading →

Firefighters Tackle Whitwell Pickup Fire

Two appliances from Newport and Ventnor extinguished a vehicle fire in Whitwell this evening (Friday). Fire crews were called to the scene on Southford Lane shortly after 17:00 following reports of loud banging within the area. A plume of black smoke could be… Continue Reading →

Goodnight sun

The sun setting over West Wight this evening (25th May 14) taken from Blackgang View Point car park.

Wilko’s Waistcoat Wednesday

Following the sad loss of Isle of Wight teacher Chris Wilkins last term, the VI Form Campus students and staff wanted to pay tribute to and create a permanent memorial to the highly regarded ICT and Government & Politics teacher…. Continue Reading →

Firefighters Rescue Five Occupants from Burning Ventnor Building.

Three appliances from Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were called to tackle a flat fire on the High Street, Ventnor at 22.43 on Wednesday night. Three people were reported trapped within the blaze. One person has rescued from… Continue Reading →

Isle of Wight Randonnee 2014

Email me if you would like an un-watermarked copy of any of the images below to Whitwell Checkpoint Blackgang Roundabout Atherfield Road Photographs are all copyright © Shane Thornton. Please email me via the contact page for high resolution… Continue Reading →

Bluebells cover St Boniface Down

Playing at the seaside

Bluebells in Spring Woodland

Here are a few photographs I took this evening of a scattering of bluebells covering a wooded area in a small village on the Isle of Wight. Each year, thousands of bluebells that break through the surface along Ashknowle Lane, in Whitwell…. Continue Reading →

America Woods Photoshoot

Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Sun setting behind the trees in Whitwell

Ford Farm House Photographs – April 2014

A selection of Photographs taken at Ford Farm House during April 2014.

Pepperpot and Whale Chine Night Photoshoot

On Sunday 13th April, I went to the Pepperpot on St. Catherines Down with Hayden Little, we took some night photographs of the Pepperpot and Whale Chine nearby at around 10.30pm. Although the photoshoot did not go to plan, mainly… Continue Reading →

Cherry Blossom in Whitwell

A selection of photographs I took on Wednesday 9th April of Cherry Blossom in a family members garden in Whitwell on a beautiful Spring morning. 

Website design for Ford Farm House

I have recently designed a new website for an Isle of Wight business called Ford Farm House. It is a continental bed & breakfast in Whitwell on the Isle of Wight with countryside views. Check out the new website here:… Continue Reading →

White Horse Inn, Whitwell

Photographs of a lovely family run pub which was first built in 1454, making it one of the oldest pubs in the UK. The White Horse Inn offer a good selection of food, from homemade burgers, fish dishes, vegetarian and gluten-free… Continue Reading →

VIDEO: Puckaster Lodge Destroyed by Fire in Niton

Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were called to a property fire in Niton shortly after 17.00 this evening following reports of smoke seen coming from a flat. Puckaster Lodge off of Puckaster Lane is a former cottage and… Continue Reading →

Firefighters tackle Niton Property Fire

For photographs of the fire it self after it unfolded an hour later please follow this link. – Firefighters arrived at the scene at around 17.25.    

Aerial photographs of Undercliff Drive collapse

Last week there was a substantial landslide along the Undercliff Drive where a million pound investment was being carried out to rebuild the road. On Wednesday 12th February there were signs of cracks in the road and slight land movement… Continue Reading →

Troops leave after helping out the Isle of Wight

Just a day after troops come to the Isle of Wight via a Chinook (Saturday 15th Feb), they left today (Sunday 16th Feb) after helping out with home-owners along the Undercliff Drive hear St. Lawrence after being evacuated from their… Continue Reading →

Ventnor at Night

Thought I would share with you a couple of photographs I took on Saturday 15th February down at Ventnor seafront on the Isle of Wight at night. To see higher quality images at a higher resolution, please follow the links… Continue Reading →

Flooding Continues across the Isle of Wight

Southford Lane, Whitwell flooded. Southford Lane, Whitwell flooded. Flood at Leechmore Cross, Chale Appleford Road, Chale flooded. Appleford Road/Leechmore Cross, Chale flooded. Whitwell Road, Whitwell flooded. Whitwell Road, Whitwell flooded. Whitwell Road, Whitwell flooded. Whitwell Road, Whitwell flooded. Whitwell Road,... Continue Reading →

The Pepperpot

One from the summer, here is the Pepperpot you can see on St. Catherine’s Down at Blackgang on the Isle of Wight.

Heavy Downpour Causes Flooding

Photographs of Appleford Road, Chale being flooded with motorists attempting to get trough.

Firefighters called to Lobster Pot Anchor

Firefighters along with the Police were called to a blue object discovered floating in the sea by a member of the public, it was later discovered to have been a Lobster Pot Anchor. Photos are of the operation that was… Continue Reading →

St Catherines – January 2014

It was such a lovely day today!

Shanklin & Culver – Saturday 11th January 2013

Ventnor Takes a Battering on the Isle of Wight

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Happy New Year from Shane Thornton Photography!

Happy New Year from Shane Thornton Photography, thank you for the continuing support. Here is to 2014!

Fire Engulfs Freelander on Brading Down Road

VIDEO/PHOTOGRAPHS: Firefighters have this evening (Sunday 29th Dec 2013) attended a vehicle fire near Brading which had been engulfed by flames. One appliance from Newport Fire Station was called to a lay by on Brading Down Road at 21:30 following reports… Continue Reading →

Long Exposure Night Photography at Newport

Long exposure night time photography with light trails in Newport stood on Coppins Bridge and  the Duel Carriageway on Sunday 29th December 2013. See these photographs on Flickr too!        

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