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Beautiful black iron gate that is open to the views of the ocean in Ipswich, MA USA. This area was a garden of some sort at the Crane Estate. It looks like Greece but only 20 minutes from where I work! :)

In 1910, Richard T. Crane, Jr., purchased 800 acres on and around Castle Hill – the first of many family land acquisitions that eventually formed the 2,100-acre Crane Estate. The showpiece is the 59-room Stuart-style mansion called the Great House on Castle Hill.

Following Mr. Crane’s death in 1945, the family gave 1,000 acres, comprising most of Crane Beach and the dunes of Castle Neck, to The Trustees of Reservations. When Richard’s wife Florence died in 1949, her bequest added another 350 acres, the Great House, and most of Castle Hill. A quarter-century later, her daughter-in-law, Miné S. Crane, added the 680-acre Crane Wildlife Refuge.

(The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
Jim Rohn)

Dedicated to a dear friend and colleague, Mary Ann Woodbury. I have worked with her for over 30 years and she is retiring this month (June 2011). Wishing MAW many years of good health, happiness and peace during this next chapter in her life! She is truly a unique and special person! Thank you for all you have done for CSE and the North!

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Nikon D300, PSE 7, Photomatix and finished in Picasa (1 raw image), 200 ISO, 70×300, handheld.

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  • Clive S
    Clive Sover 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • tcat757
    tcat757over 4 years ago

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

  • Gerry  Temple
    Gerry Templeover 4 years ago

    Great framing. Well done

  • Thanks so much, Gerry!!!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 4 years ago

    Oh my! Perfect composition and postwork! Very neat work!

  • You like??? :) Thanks, Kimmie!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGover 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “A Garden somewhere…..”

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • Thanks so much, Graham!!!!!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    Stunning work Monica, Congratulations on your feature in A Garden Somewhere Group. Don.

  • Thanks, Don!!! Much appreciated!!!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • sarahspictures
    sarahspicturesover 4 years ago

    nice work

  • Thanks so much!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

  • highbeam
    highbeamover 3 years ago

    Portals, doorways and gates all hold us in or keep us out… it depends on how ‘free’ you are where your at and if you desire to get through to promises or penance. Super picture here Monica.

    You have been Featured in “Art and ink so free.”
    Please invite another to check us out… and just click the banner to have a peek!

  • Thank you, Russell!!! Great comments and so true!!!!! That is why it is titles “See Beyond”! :) There is beauty beyond that gate, it is the beautiful ocean, sometimes peaceful and sometimes stormy! This is actually one of my favorites and looks great framed. I am so happy that it finally got featured and appeciated! :) Thank you so much for that!

    – Monica M. Scanlan

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