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Point Lookout

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 26 October 2015 in Miscellaneous.

Point Lookout is located on a peninsula formed by the junction where the Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay. The area has quite a history. It was first explored by Captain John Smith in 1608. Point Lookout got its name from its role as a lookout post, used to watch British ship movements during the War of 1812. During the Civil War, a Union prison was built that at one point housed 20,000 Confederate prisoners. The crowded conditions were very unsanitary resulting in almost 4,000 deaths at the prison camp. Nearby is a Confederate Memorial and Cemetery.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

© Copyright 2020 Elaine Hancock, All Rights Reserved

jean pierre a from France

tres bel endroit! amitiés

26 Oct 2015 6:10am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Mer scintillante. Ciel superbe.
Belle composition. )

26 Oct 2015 6:20am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Belle lumière

26 Oct 2015 7:56am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Très belle lumière

26 Oct 2015 8:32am

Marcel P. from Wallonie picarde, Belgium

quel départ est
prévu ?


26 Oct 2015 9:10am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful composition, clouds, tone, lights & reflections!
Amazing atmosphere!

26 Oct 2015 9:37am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

A lovely view and a very poignant place too Elaine

26 Oct 2015 9:50am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Great image and good explanation. Thanks

26 Oct 2015 11:15am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

lovely delicate seascape

26 Oct 2015 2:34pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition . "Potomac" and Chesapeake"are names of legend for me !

26 Oct 2015 2:35pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A scenic shot that documents this famous, historic place. Nice one.

26 Oct 2015 3:03pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A splendid composition with such animated clouds and glistening water!! Thank for for the informative background information!

26 Oct 2015 3:05pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Lovely light on the water. Sky is great, too. I love this kind of photo.

26 Oct 2015 4:10pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid image, magnificent light and reflection !!!

26 Oct 2015 4:22pm

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Superb seascape, Elaine with splendid light ....... thanks for the info. Kindest regards and a good week MN

26 Oct 2015 4:32pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

QUite a history! IT looks so peaceful here with the lovely sparkling light

26 Oct 2015 4:55pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

a gorgeous light and excellent sky, elaine! :-))

26 Oct 2015 8:48pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Some sad times in history.

27 Oct 2015 2:28am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

A lovely peaceful scene.

27 Oct 2015 3:01am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel ciel et vue quel forme et la brillance sur l'eau superbe.

27 Oct 2015 3:49am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


27 Oct 2015 8:03am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

I like the silvery sheen on the sea.

28 Oct 2015 10:01am

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very beautiful with amazing light on the water ... just beautiful, Elaine!

30 Oct 2015 2:35pm