The Old Dock -- east across the Indian River

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This photo was taken at sunrise on the Indian River, which is a lagoon on the Florida east coast. I was standing on a rather high bluff looking down at the dock, so you don't see the pilings. That makes it seem that the dock is just floating on the surface. The feeling this picture gives me is like traveling into eternity. It was such a calm and peaceful morning, a little misty with almost no wind at all.

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Karen Raley on June 1, 2012

Hello, Pradeep, and thank you for your visit and comments! This body of water, which in reality is a lagoon, was named the Indian River for the Ais people (Native Americans/Indians) living here when the Europeans first came. In 1492, Columbus thought he had reached India when he arrived in the Bahamas, so he called the native people "indios." Thereafter, native peoples in the Americas became known as Indians, and that is how the West Indies got their name too.

Peaceofmind on October 3, 2012

Wow, love it .

Dsd Elsurღ on October 26, 2012

How beautiful! L and Fav -Verónica♪

Lloret on February 19, 2013

this is a fantastic location, a little bit mystical, well done, LIKE and FAVORITE, greetings from germany

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 26, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Karen Raley
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ8
    • Taken on 2011/07/24 12:48:57
    • Exposure: 3.200s
    • Focal Length: 6.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.66 EV
    • No flash