Out Skerries Lighthouse

Out Skerries Lighthouse

Had an enjoyable day trip to Skerries today, photographing a Serin (more about that later, maybe). This time of year the days are getting very short – this shot was taken just after 4pm.

The lighthouse, built in 1858 on Bound Skerry by David & Thomas Stevenson, stands 44 metres above sea level. Occasionally with severe weather the seas break over the top of the lighthouse – as my Grandad can tell you, having been a keeper there at one time.

This is also the first photo posted taken using my new-to-me Zeiss Distagon 28mm f2.8 lens – normally a brilliant landscape lens, being put to the test here handheld in low light on the moving ferry.

Posted: November 21st, 2010
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