Featured in Maryland August 24, 2009.

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This is the turret of the original school building of the Glenelg Country School, located in Howard County, Maryland. The title “Dragon’s Lair” comes from the school’s mascot, the dragon. Of course now Glenelg boasts beautiful modern facilities, but somehow all the structures have been done in keeping with the atmosphere of the glorious old home you see here which housed the first classrooms over half a century ago. A wonderful, nurturing but tough academic climate, small classroom sizes, outstanding faculty and staff. And the campus itself, as you can see, is a thing of beauty!!

Image taken with the Nikon D300 and the 18-200mm vr Nikon lens on July 26, 2009. Shutter 1/200, aperture f/7.1, exp. 0.00, iso 400. Post processing included HDR in Photomatix from a single hand-held image duplicated to evals of +/- 2, and the addition of a texture layer, blended in Photoshop.

texture courtesy of Ghostbones on Flickr


blue, summer, green, architecture, turret, maryland

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  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellabout 5 years ago

    Exquisite tones, Lois. I enjoyed your narrative also.

  • Thank you very much Pat … I ’ve always been in so in love with this building … I think it played a part in my decision to send my son there, lol!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökabout 5 years ago

    Superb capture and treatment, dear Lois!

  • Hey Bela … thank you so much!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Delany Dean
    Delany Deanabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful. Colors, texturing, and composition are just grand!

  • Hi Delany!!! Thank you!!! I’m a castle freak … and there aren’t many here in the US, lol!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 5 years ago

    super work, dear Lois

  • Thanks, sweetie!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 5 years ago

    “An evening wind up rose too, and the slighter branches cracked and rattled as they moved, in skeleton dances, to it’s moaning music.” Charles Dickens

    Spooky but great. Terrific shot!!!! Bill

  • OOO Bill … I love it!!! Thank you!!! I was tempted to go all mysterious looking with this one but just couldn’t bear to mess with the pretty blue skies and the lovely greens on the trees. Maybe I’ll go back in the autumn and do an Halloween-ey one??? Thanks again!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Smudger
    Smudgerabout 5 years ago

    brilliant lois

  • Steve thank you so much!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Tibby Steedly
    Tibby Steedlyabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot and effects, Lois. I love it.

  • Aww … thanks, Tibby!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous as usual my dear friend. Love the treatment too.

  • thanks, Teresa … the plan was to go all sepia-y and really load on the atmosphere … but I loved the colors too much, lol!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Clive
    Cliveabout 5 years ago

    A very appropriate title for such a fantastic image Lois, you surely have a great gift when it comes to taking shots my friend, excellemt xx

  • Oh, Clive … thank you so much … this building has always fascinated me … the rest of it is even more beautiful.

    – Lois Bryan

  • jacqi
    jacqiabout 5 years ago

    Very , very nice Lois. Is that a cloud of dragon’s breath above the tower?

  • HAH!!!! Oh, Clever, clever Jacqi!!!!! YES!!! It must beeeee!!!!! HAHAH!!! LOVE it!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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