Rattray Head Lighthouse, Scotland

JULY 2005 – Rattray Head Lighthouse, Scotland. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

Finding an accommodation around Peterhead in Scotland posed a challenge for us. No, make that ‘a problem’. Peterhead is a town with a working harbour, not very spectacular but busy. And all the busy workers apparently occupied the hotels and B&Bs in town. After some asking around (aka ‘odyssey’) we finally found an accommodation for the night at the Rattray Head Lighthouse B&B.

We did not stay directly at the lighthouse though, which was built in 1895, but still operating as automated lighthouse today, but at the former houses for the lighthouse wards. Back in 2005, the B&B was operated by Rob and Val, who were very friendly, and our room was clean and very quiet. Pure relaxation. We walked along the endless sandy beach, also known as ‘The Shoulder of Scotland’.

Sadly, the property has been sold and is not available as B&B any longer.


The high resolution image

Capture Date20-JUL-2005
LocationNear Peterhead, Scotland
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 28mm f/2.8
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3607 x 2333 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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