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Crane Estate in Winter

January 12, 2015
Afternoon light and a bit of snow

Afternoon light and a touch of snow

A Perfect Time To Visit

Winter is a perfect time to visit the Crane Estate in Ipswich, Massachusetts. The quiet and solitude of a winter’s day is a time of transformation. Light and shadow play off the architecture and create patterns in the snow. Occasionally you might pass another visitor, and it’s not at all uncommon to see deer quietly making their way across the grounds.

Visual Perspective

What I liked about this perspective was how the stone wall in the foreground became the visual leading line to the corner of the enclosed garden. That in turn became the visual leading line to the Great House in the background. The late afternoon light filtering through the trees from right to left was just enough to highlight key areas of the estate throughout the depth of field.

Added Bonus

So if you’re traveling through Ipswich, Massachusetts, this winter, I highly recommend that you pay a visit to the Crane Estate. As an added bonus, Crane Beach is right next door.

Photo Info:

Camera:  Nikon D300
Lens:  Nikkor 18-200mm
Exif Data:  1/320s, f/7.1, ISO 200, 24mm, 3-image exposure, HDR Tonemapped

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 12, 2015 11:42 am

    Oh man, what a trip! I visited here in the fall on a cloudy day. it’s amazing, isn’t it, how such factors as the time of year and the weather on that day will influence the kind of pictures you can get. The light is beautiful here, which i think is necessary in order to do justice to the building. Thanks for the memories, Liz! When I left here I wanted to go to Crane Beach, but they wanted still more money in addition to what I had already paid, so instead I went to Russell Orchards along Argilla Road. That was good for foliage shots (including loads of pumpkins) as well as a wine tasting and the best apple cider doughnuts I’ve ever had.

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      January 13, 2015 5:06 pm

      Yes indeed Nancy, it’s a great place to visit any time of the year. Glad I could bring back some great memories for you! As for Crane Beach, my car sticker has definitely come in handy! And I totally agree with Russell Orchards as a worthwhile destination. I love it there too!

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