Today we feature sunrise at Fastnet Rock (AKA Ireland's Teardrop) in West Cork by Mike Brown. This lighthouse was first constructed in 1853 but was replaced with the upgraded stone structure as pictured here in 1897. This was necessary because the light was not powerful enough and required an improved structure to house it. Mike explains the scene:
"First light on a glorious morning at the Fastnet Rock. The Fastnet is the most southerly point of Ireland, 6.5 km southwest of Cape Clear Island and 13km from the West Cork mainland. It rises to about 30 metres above the low water mark. The Fastnet is also known as "Ireland's teardrop" as it was the last part of the country seen by emigrants to the United States in the 19th century."
Mike Brown's prints are available from €40. You can browse his stunning gallery here.