Walking to Mizen Head

Mizen Head

The lighthouse at Mizen Head in West Cork is a fairly big tourist attraction in the area, and no wonder. From the visitor center you descend by a sloping path to a narrow bridge between two high cliffs with the sea lashing underneath. The lighthouse itself is nestled at the end of the headland, clinging to the rocks. The people who built it must have awfully brave souls.

This is part of the path and the lighthouse buildings are in the background. It’s well guarded by a bright red railing so there’s little risk of falling off a cliff unless you really have a death wish. Lovely area. Definitely going there again!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s




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    geraldine May 29, 2008

    the sky is amazing…and the curve of the green fence. It’s a great place, Mizen Head.

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    Norhafidz May 30, 2008

    Nice picture, I can see the curve and the sea was amazing!

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    how to draw stuff August 4, 2008

    makes me miss that part of the world… nice shot mate, i am digging around your blog to see if i can find a shot of the lighthouse!

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    Flickr: sullen_ November 12, 2008

    ohh lovely capture

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