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Fanad Head Lighthouse

Fanad (official name: Fánaid)[1] is a peninsula that lies between Lough Swilly and Mulroy Bay on the north coast of County Donegal in Ireland. 

A little history

The frigate "Saldana" was wrecked close to the area where the lighthouse was afterwards built. The only survivor was the ships parrot that apparently wore a silver collar with the ships name inscribed. Soon after the loss, Captain Hill of the Royal Navy in Derry, whose knowledge of these waters from Blacksod to Lough Foyle was second to none, wrote to one of the members of the Corporation's Board suggesting that a lighthouse should be placed on Fannet Point, as it was then called, and stressed that the sinking of the Saldana would never have happened if there had been a light at Fannet . With no hesitation the board approved Captain Hill's request and approached Trinity House, who gave the go-ahead for the lighthouse to be built in July 1814

Don't know what happened to the Parrot or his silver collar!

Model: NIKON D700
ISO: 200
Exposure: 1/200 sec
Aperture: 11.0
Focal Length: 24mm

Converted to B&W using Lightroom 4 By desaturation and then adjusting with basic settings.

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My new circle: Photographers on Pinterest

It's really hard to find photographers on Pinterest, so I've decided to create and share a Google+ circle for this. Are you into photography? Do you want to be included in the circle? Do this:

1) Share the link to YOUR Pinterst profile in the comments below the original post:

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2) Share the original post publicly with your G+ audience.

I'll add all the users who fulfill both conditions into my Photographers on Pinterst circle and I'll share the circle publicly on February 21.

Feel free to follow my Pinterest profile or my TOP Google+ Photos pinboard . You aren't obligated to do this to be included in the circle.

If you need a Pinterest invitation, share your email here. I'm sure there will be enough Pinterest users who will be willing to invite you.

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