Roches Point, Co. Cork, Ireland

SEPTEMBER 1999 – View across the village of Roches Point, Co. Cork, Ireland, on a sunny afternoon. Photo © by Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

County Cork in Ireland is a beautiful space. Cork itself is a vibrant small city, and its surroundings feature some stunning locations. Like the village of Roches Point, which is situated 40 minutes by car from downtown Cork. It sits on a small peninsula with a small lighthouse (Roches Point Lighthouse) at its end.

The afternoon light was perfect for this shot from Trabolgan, the only road that leads into the village and sits high above the official small car park. I like the way the sunlight illuminates the houses leading up to the lighthouse, the surface of the Atlantic Ocean that indicates the strong wind on that day, and the fact that I captured the light inside the lighthouse. (I remember that I waited for this to happen.)

The high resolution image

Capture DateSeptember 1999
LocationRoches Point, Co. Cork, Ireland
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 70-210 mm f/4
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 Dimensions3736 x 2448 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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