La Boutique De Mon Amie by Lois  Bryan

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Featured in Neighborhoods May 3, 2009.


Another lovely little shop in Old Towne Ellicott City, Maryland, the architecture of which is typical of the entire town … June 10, 2008. Image taken with the Nikon D40x and the 18-135mm lens, hand-held. Shutter was at 1/200 and aperture was f/7.1. Finished off in Photoshop and hdr in Photomatix with one original jpeg image, duplicated and lightened and darkened to create three images. HDR processed in Photomatix at e.v. spacing 2.

A tiny bit of local history for Ellicott City, from Wikipedia … In 1772, three Quaker brothers from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, chose the picturesque wilderness, upriver from Elk Ridge Landing (known today as Elkridge, Maryland) to establish a flour mill. John, Andrew, and Joseph Ellicott founded Ellicott’s Mills, which became one of the largest milling and manufacturing towns in the East. In 1867, a city charter was secured for Ellicott’s Mills, and the name was changed to “Ellicott City”. It was designated an historic district in 1973 and today serves as the county seat for Howard County, Maryland.

Companion piece to: A Seat In The Shade

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  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 6 years ago

    How beautiful!!!!! I just love old stone buildings – this is lovely!!!!!

  • Thanks, sweetie … this particular town is almost all stone … in fact, the opposite side of the street from this the buildings’ back sides are actually a granite hill!!!! It’s sooooo cool!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Renee Dawson
    Renee Dawsonalmost 6 years ago

    Another pretty shot. I so love stone buildings Lois!

  • Hiiii Renee!!! Heaven’s we’re up late … both of us!!!! LOL!!! Thanks, sweetie … I was just telling Lori … the other side of the street, the shops are actually built right into the granite hillside!!! There are no backs to the places … just the granite!!!! I should get back there and take a few more fun shots!!! Thanks for visiting!!!! Hugzzz!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Renee Dawson
    Renee Dawsonalmost 6 years ago

    Yes, I am up WAY past my bedtime. You know how it goes…get working on a piece and want to finish it or keep playing with it more…lol Am off now though. Nighty night darling. xo

  • Nite sweetie … yes … I do the same thing!!! Sweet dreams … “see” you in the morning!!!!! Hugzz!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • andreisky
    andreiskyalmost 6 years ago

    Great photo and treatment

  • Hi Andrei!!!! Thank you!!! I’m having fun going back through some things from last year!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • VonMcKnelly
    VonMcKnellyalmost 6 years ago

    Just like Renee I’m off to bed as well but before I go I wanted to stop in for a nightcap.
    Sweet pic Lois…night night.

  • Thanks so much, Von!!!! Nite nite!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful shot, Lois, love how the colors in the stones really come through. Love it, Lois!

  • thanks so much, Barbara!!! I’m so glad you noticed the pretty brick sidewalk … those things are youknowwhat on high heels, but thankfully I was wearing sandals that day, lol!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Kathy Reid
    Kathy Reidalmost 6 years ago

    Lois, what a beautiful historical stone building – such beauty, lovely lightening on the windows! Great image!

  • Hi Kathy!!!! Thank you so much!!! It really is the most charming little town!!! This is actually off on one of the few side streets … and it was such a glorious early summer morning!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Veikko  Suikkanen
    Veikko Suikkanenalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful shot, colourful and magnificent atmosphere!

  • thank you so much!!! The whole town has this wonderful atmosphere!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 6 years ago

    Aaah!! SO French….. SO lovely!

  • Thanks, Wendi, hon!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyalmost 6 years ago

    Nice shot Lois, nice affect

  • hi Tim!!!! Thank you very much!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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