Lighthouse ‘sways back and forth’ as it is battered by ferocious waves during Storm Dennis in bizarre optical illusion
- Fastnet lighthouse, off the coast of Cork, Ireland, was engulfed by giant waves
- Mary Cadogen’s video of the extreme weather showed the lighthouse rocking
- She thinks it could be because of a combination of superzoom and a loose lens
A camera illusion has made it look like a lighthouse was rocking back and forth as it was battered by strong winds and waves during Storm Dennis.
Fastnet Lighthouse, off the coast of Cork in Ireland, was filmed being engulfed by giant waves over the weekend.
But when Mary Cadogen looked through the lens of her camera she noticed the lighthouse seemed to look unsteady.
Fastnet Lighthouse, off the coast of Cork in Ireland, is filmed being engulfed by giant waves
The short clip showed waves bashing the sides of the look-out tower as winds reached up to 91mph.
And the tower seemed to sway from side to side, something Mary said could be to do with the camera’s super zoom mode.
Another theory is that the lens of the camera itself was shuddering in the high winds – causing the image to appear to move.
When Mary Cadogen looks through the lens of her camera she notices the lighthouse seems to look unsteady
Storm Dennis engulfed the UK and Ireland on Saturday and Sunday, with five people confirmed to have died from the extreme weather.
Yvonne Booth was swept away by floodwater when her car stalled on a bridge in Tenbury in Worcestershire on Sunday.
And a man drowned after he fell into a swollen river in South Wales the same day.
The country is now battling the worst floods in 200 years as people across England and Wales are abandoning their water-logged homes.
And the worst-hit communities are braced for further misery tomorrow when two inches of rain will fall in 24 hours.