A Donegal Seascape | Wild Seas at Fanad Lighthouse – Donegal, Ireland

A stormy cloud covered sky hovers threateningly above Fanad Lighthouse while the surrounding cliffs plunge into rough seas.

I have been promising to return to sharing some images from my recent Donegal trip for the last couple of weeks and today the wait is over.  It started out as a heavily overcast, sullen day with high winds and non-stop drizzle. Perfect weather conditions for a landscape photographer :p Not to be deterred though I packed up the car and headed out to Fanad Head and Lighthouse, a spot I had on my plan before I even travelled to Donegal.

Fanad Lighthouse is the 2nd most northerly lighthouse in the republic of Ireland. According to wiki “construction of [the] lighthouse at Fanad Head in 1818 [was] in response to the sinking of the frigate Saldanah in Lough Swillly in 1804”. By the time I arrived at Fanad Head the drizzle had stopped and the skies had lightened a little. However the winds were still high with plenty of movement in the sea. Perfect conditions therefore for a long exposure, and here is the result.

And if you are interested in a print of this image please don’t forget I am currently running a print sale for the 2011 Holiday Season where you can save 15% on any order.

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Exposure: 15s
Aperture: f/18
Focal Length: 21mm
ISO Speed: 50

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