When I first took the boat trip around the Farne Islands it was back in June 2007, when I was shooting with one camera and one lens. A zoom that only reaches to 135mm meant that as much as I captured an image of the Inner Farne Lighthouse, it was never good enough to share on here. However, this June I was better equipped with my 200mm VR lens and the boat came a lot closer to the rocks enabling me to get the above photograph.
The first time I went to photograph this lighthouse there was a festival going on and with so many people it was impossible to capture this image. So a couple of days later I returned to find the place empty and took the above photograph. The lighthouse at the end of this walk way was built in 1863 but has been inactive since 1942. Standing at about 12 metres tall, the buildings are unpainted. It was abandoned due to changes to the harbour, and because it was too short to show up well against the lights of the town. It was replaced by lights on the breakwaters. Recently, the lighthouse has been restored and transferred to the city; it is in use as a gallery for art and photography exhibits. Unfortunately I didn’t go inside the building, but I am very glad that I was able to take this photograph to share with you.