Fanad Lighthouse, Northern Ireland

Donegal in Northern Ireland contains some of the best locations for landscape photography and Fanad Lighthouse is one of them. Michael Breitung visited the area and wanted to create his own version of this notoriously wild place

I have to admit, it is not always easy to get up early but, given the choice of sunrise or sunset, sunrises still are my favourite to photograph. I love the loneliness of a calm morning as the world is still asleep and I rarely encounter other people; I have those beautiful landscapes to myself.
Last July, a trip through Northern Ireland and Donegal led to some very short nights. One evening I was shooting Boyeeghter Strand; the time was past eleven already when I arrived at the bed and breakfast accommodation near Milford and the following morning I had planned to photograph the famous Fanad Lighthouse, which was nearly...

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