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To the lighthouse

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Whitford lighthouse has been on my hitlist for some time now, and I finally made it there today. It is not the easiest place to reach, requiring a circular walk of about 5 miles, but it was an interesting place, wide open, and deserted apart from the abundant birdlife which filled the air with their noise. I spotted plenty of Oystercatchers, Turnstones, Curlews and either Dunlins or Knots as well as a Heron and a Little Egret. The lighthouse is the last remaining sea washed cast iron lighthouse in Europe, and can only be reached at low tide. The water surrounding it is very shallow and so ideal for capturing reflections on a calm day.
This shot was taken with the 17-40mm fitted with a Lee polariser and can be found in the Gower gallery together with an alternative view.