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Gold award for my Fanad Lighthouse Landscape

Fanad Lighthouse

Fanad Lighthouse. Back in February 2011 i entered my landscape photo of Fanad Lighthouse into the Swpp monthly image awards and was thrilled to receive a silver award for my efforts. However every year they review the silver awards and im delighted to say that my image was chosen to be upgraded to a gold award- yippeee! Hopefully this will be the first of many. The image is of Fanad Lighthouse, it is the oldest of the three Lighthouses in Lough Swilly on the western shore. It stands at such a strategic point facing the open North Atlantic and also lighting the entrance to the Lough that it is in fact a dual purpose light, both sea light and harbour light. It can be seen for fourteen miles in clear weather and was first exhibited on St. Patrick Day 1817. As so often happened those days it took the wrecking of a ship and the loss of human life to bring about the building of  Fanad Lighthouse. The Soldana ran aground on the treacherous rocks below the point with a total loss of life. The only survivor was the ships parrot, which wore a silver collar with the name Soldana inscribed on it. This exposure was taken at dusk and was exposed for 160seconds at f22 with a canon 5d and a 16-35mm lens.

Fanad Lighthouse Landscape

Fanad Lighthouse: The oldest of the three Lighthouses in Lough Swilly is at Fanad Head on the western shore. It stands at such a strategic point facing the open North Atlantic and also lighting the entrance to the Lough that it is in fact a dual purpose light, both sea light and harbour light. It can be seen for fourteen miles in clear weather and was first exhibited on St. Patrick Day 1817. As so often happened those days it took the wrecking of a ship and the loss of human life to bring about the building of a lighthouse at Fanad Head. The Soldana ran aground on the treacherous rocks below the point with a total loss of life. The only survivor was the ships parrot, which wore a silver collar with the name Soldana inscribed on it.

If you enjoyed this photo of Fanad Lighthouse please visit my Landscape store here where you can view many more Irish Landscape photos with an option to buy them. You can follow this link here to the Irish Lights website to view more information on Fanad Lighthouse.

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