Featured in Neighborhoods May 3, 2009.
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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