Havre de Grace, Maryland
Located at the mouth of the Susquehanna River and the head of the Chesapeake Bay.
Oldest continuously operating lighthouse in the United States.
It's a lovely summery scene and one many viewers would like to be in.
25 Jul 2008 5:27am
@Michael Skorulski: Thanks Michael! I know I wish I was there right now in the glorious morning light!
What is it about lighthouses that make each photo so special :)
25 Jul 2008 6:18am
@Lorraine: I don't know, but you are right. Each light house has its own personality, for sure.
Nice lighthouse Tracey. Is the tree really big and the lighthouse fairly small or is it just the perspective that it is taken at? It is so pristine white. Lovely shot.
@Marion: Thanks! The tree is that huge. The lighthouse is small for a lighthouse, but the tree is ancient and probably has been there since the lighthouse was constructed! I was dead front of both tree and lighthouse, so there should not be any distortion. My guess is that the tower is about 32 feet high.
Lovely shot! I guess this lighthouse is from the early 17th century, as it is quite small? Btw, "Susquehanna River" and "Chesapeake Bay" have a wonderful exotic sound in my ears. :-)
25 Jul 2008 8:36am
@MadScientist: Yes, they have a beautiful ring to them, do they not? And it was built in 1827 and is about 32 feet high.
I love lighthouses -- and I love photos of them when they're well done, and that's certainly the case here. A beautifully balanced composition, and excellent highlight detail in the lighthouse, which I would consider essential in this case.
25 Jul 2008 1:11pm
awesome picture, it is so optimistic :)
25 Jul 2008 1:40pm
Lighthouses have always intrigued me. I can't believe we lived so close to this one and never found the time to go see it. Glad you shared it:-)
25 Jul 2008 2:17pm
Indeed this is a beautiful picture! well done...
25 Jul 2008 3:03pm
What a cute little lighthouse, and nice that they keep it in good shape. I like the composition with where you placed the lighthouse, but the top of the tree cut off is a little distracting (not to mention unusual that a tree is taller than a lighthouse!).
25 Jul 2008 3:07pm
@Chris: Thanks for the comment Chris. I agree that the top of the tree being cut off is a bit distracting, however, there was no possible way to include it. Even in the portrait position, the tree was still too tall to capture. The other option is to back up further, but due to a parking lot behind me, I would have had to include the ugly cars in the picture. Not to mention, the lighthouse would have seemed even smaller and less of a factor in the scene. Sometimes nature just doesn't cooperate and keep trees in proportion to the surrounding elements! If only it was a perfect world :0)
I think this is one of the nicest lighthouses I've seen. Not too high but a great form.
25 Jul 2008 4:08pm
This is a nice pleasing shot. good one.
25 Jul 2008 8:15pm
I love the speedboat in the scene, which makes it obvious that this lighthouse is at sea level. Great detail captured here ... which allows me to point out to you that the name of this beauty is Concord Point Lighthouse!
25 Jul 2008 8:39pm
@Ron: I stand corrected! You, my friend, are absolutely right! I will fix it immediately!
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