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Cape Wrath Lighthouse

in the town of Durness, in the county of Highland

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Photographer: © Karen Lee (Gallery)(15th May 2013)

Cape Wrath Lighthouse

Cape Wrath Lighthouse was built by Robert Stevenson in 1828 at a cost of fourteen thousand pounds on the most north westerly tip of the British Mainland. It stands on cliffs 120 metres above the Atlantic Ocean. In 1795 an idea to improve navigation would help if a lighthouse was built at Cape Wrath. During the previous ten years off the coast of Durness there had been a number of shipwrecks and it was believed that if the rocks could be accurately navigated it would save hundreds of lives. The Lighthouse tower is twenty metres high, with eighty one steps to the top and is built of stone. The rest of the building is built of large blocks of granite. The lighthouse went automatic in February 1998.

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Camera Make: RICOH Model: CX2
Exposure Program: Program, Focal length: 6.1 mm, Aperture: f 8, ISO: 80, Exposure time: 1/410 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: -0.3 EV
Date/Time Creation: August 5, 2012, 1:02 pm
ImageID:1174865, Image size: 3456 x 2592 pixels

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Comment by cathyml(15th May 2013)

Nice capture here Karen, great information and series of shots! It looks as though it was rather cold and bleak when you were there!

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Comment by Pat TroutPremier Member! Click for more info..(15th May 2013)

stunning set of pics karen

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Comment by rustyruth(16th May 2013)

Looks bleak there at the moment, but great shot of the lighthouse Karen.

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Comment by Dave John(17th May 2013)

Lovely job Karen. Nice use of the broken of favourite tricks

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