A coal burning beacon was established at Howth Head in 1667 by Sir Robert Reading. Charles II granted him letters patent to build 6 lighthouses around the coast of Ireland. Ceremonies in March of 1997, attended by the public and lighthouse officials at the Baily Lighthouse at Howth Head officially ended the era of manned stations around and along the Irish coast. Baily was the last Irish lighthouse to go automatic. The optic which was in use from 1902 to 1972 is now on display in the National Maritime Museum of Ireland.
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federico (4417) 2012-01-02 15:17
hello alex I really like this original and interesting B&W long exposure shot, very good composition everything match very well ,especially the lighthouse in the background
Alfoja (672) 2012-01-03 0:49
your whole gallery is really interesting.
I like your "more blacks than whites".
And i like irish landscapes too.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-01-03 3:26
this is wonderful! I love the atmosphere you have created here which works so perfectly in B&W. Such rich textures and a fascinating effect on the waters. Superb and imaginative imagery. Love it!
Have a great first week of this new year - Brian.
- Copyright: Alex Lukawski (adventurer) (264)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-01-02
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor AF-S DX 18-200 3.5-5.6G ED VR II
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-02 13:21