The 'twin' lights

Two lighthouses were first built on Wicklow Head in 1781 to prevent mariners from confusing it with Howth Head and Hook Head, both of which had only a single light. Both were then rebuilt in 1816 at a lower level.

The upper lighthouse is in the care of the Irish Landmark Trust, which rent it as a self-catering holiday accommodation. I visited it at the end of August, on a special open day during National Heritage Week. There are 6 octagonal rooms, 109 winding steps, and 27 deep windows from where to enjoy plenty of views.

To reach this collection of lighthouses you need to leave your car in the public car park and walk a two kilometers quiet farm road.

Film: Ilford Pan F+ 50

Camera: Canon EOS 300

Location: Dunbur Head, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

A truly one of a kind lighthouse

Hook Lighthouse is situated at the tip of the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford, only a couple of hours drive from Dublin. It is one of the oldest lighthouses in the world, as it was built eight hundred years ago, and is accessible only by guided tour.

Film: Ilford Pan F+ 50

Camera: Canon EOS 300

Location: Hook Peninsula, Co. Wexford, Ireland

A roll of film a month | June [...]

Let's not beat around the bush and admit from the beginning that my photography project for 2017, the one of shooting at least one roll of film a month, hit bottom this summer so, yes, a more correct title for this post would be 'A roll of film a month | June, July, and August'. It started to go wrong when, only a few days before the end of June, I ruined my last T-Max 400 while loading it in my too long neglected Zero 2000 pinhole camera. Fast-forwarding to the first Sunday in July, just before going out to see the Dun Laoghaire Regatta, I reached for an ISO 50 film because the day was luminous enough for it. It tuned out I should have given less thought to the weather and more to the fact that the film was a 35mm as it took me all summer to shoot all its 36 poses!

Film: Ilford Pan F+ 50

Camera: Canon EOS 300

Location: Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland

A roll of film a month | May

Film: Kodak T-Max 400 B&W

Camera: Voigtländer Vitoret DR

Location: Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Had I known a black and white film was loaded in the camera, I'd have picked another camera. But more on this later.