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This is a real dragon! The sign even says so. And the sign further points out that the dragon is green. It’s in the original photo below.

Both sign and market are located in Ephrata, PA.

I have passed this sign for Green Dragon Farmer’s Market and Auction hundreds of time as a child and as an adult. Since I was the kind of kid who was never quite sure that inanimate objects were inanimate, I always expected it to reach its nose down for me to pet while at the traffic light. Sadly, it never did.

The dragon easily does double duty as a scary Halloween beast. I used quite a few effects including saturation, posterize, tuning, vignette and border.

green dragon original