Ashland

Ashland

It was Tuesday, we were supposed to be back in Michigan and at work, but our car was in the shop in Lexington. I searched TripAdvisor (if you don’t use TA when you’re traveling, you are missing out on hidden gems and real travelers opinions) for things to do in Lexington. I saw Ashland, The Henry Clay estate was highly rated, and as Clay is one of Chris’ distant relatives, we decided to check it out and take the tour.  As Clay divided his time between Kentucky and Washington, his home was built in the federalist style (think, the Capitol Building). Interestingly, after Henry Clay’s death, his son James and family rebuilt the house and made it more ornate than his father’s home. After James’ death, Ashland bounced between various family members. At one point, the home was a dorm for the University of Kentucky.

About the Photo:
I am definitely getting to the point where I am feeling my entry level gear. I took this shot with my kit lens and all the finagling I could do in Lightroom couldn’t fully correct the distortion from the lens. This was shot in RAW with basic edits and black and white conversion done in Lightroom.

Camera Gear:
Nikon D3100 with 18-55 kit lens, handheld

Date Taken:
November 1, 2016

Thanks for stopping by! If you like my photos be sure to “like” my Facebook Page, follow me on Instagram, and Flickr! To see inside my camera bag, check out my Gear Page. To plan your visit to Ashland, visit HenryClay.org

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