The Isle of Man is world famous for its high speed motorbike street racing of speeds of up to 200mph on closed roads, but did you also know that it is famous for having the worlds largest working water wheel? Pretty cool hey!
Lady Isabella, also known as Laxey Wheel is built into the hillside of Laxey on the Isle of Man. It was designed by a man called Robert Casement and it has a 72foot 6inch (22.1m) diameter, 6 feet (1.8 m) wide and rotates at around about three revolutions per minute. For more info on the wheel, you can click here for the Wikipedia page.
The people of the Isle of Man (Manx) are very proud of their heritage, and so I thought that it would be nice to create an image to do with it. I decided on using a lightbulb to surround the wheel, because it almost feels as though the Island is protected from the rest of the world and in its own protective bubble. Unfortunately I did not record my screen when I made this and I know how people love to see how things are made. I will do this for the next image I create!
Above are some of the images that I used to create this design.
If you like this manipulation, you can see others by me, Daniel White, here