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Plowing a field...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 2 October 2013 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
This is the first of my Amish series, taken last May.
If faces are in the photos, I have blurred them in deference to their beliefs.

FUJIFILM FinePix HS30EXR 1/300 second F/7.1 ISO 100 70 mm

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


* Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ... <)))><
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Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

A lovely rural scene.

2 Oct 2013 7:46am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This has superb tonality, nice shot.

2 Oct 2013 7:49am

@Curly: Thanks, Curly.

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A splendid photo .

2 Oct 2013 8:15am (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Nice shot of a rural scene. Lancaster county is a great place.

2 Oct 2013 10:13am (Vic. Catalonia): We just love the countryside in this area of Pennsylvania, and admire the work ethics of the Amish people.

Gaffey Photography from Massachusetts, United States

My husband, who is Irish, loves this one Judy, he say's that many small farmers in Ireland still use horses to work. A wonderful image here.

2 Oct 2013 11:10am

@Gaffey Photography: So happy your hubby likes the image; he would enjoy a trip to this area of PA.
Speaking of being Irish, our son-in-law is first generation American of Irish parents, and has 72 first cousins in Ireland! ;D

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

wonderful details

2 Oct 2013 12:45pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this farmer and his huge mules. I appreciate your care to photograph in a way that is acceptable to the Amish.

2 Oct 2013 2:42pm

@Don: Thank you, Don; I appreciate your "appreciation". ;D

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Nice. Lancaster Co is a place I'd like to visit/spend some time in.

2 Oct 2013 2:58pm

@Viewfinder: I know there is controversy about the Amish, but I admire their work ethics and self-sufficiency. You would love the peacefulness of Lancaster County!

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

I really like this, very good image

2 Oct 2013 3:17pm

@Alun: Thanks, Alun ... and I hope to show you more of this area of Pennsylvania that you may not have seen.

Coul &Tradi from France, France

A beautiful work in the fields was the old, bravo! sustainable development for the Planet

2 Oct 2013 5:12pm

@Coul &Tradi: Thank you for your comment.

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

Now this is a series i'm busting to see, the Amish and their lifestyle have always fascinated me, and if the rest of your series is as good as this one, then bring it on . ;>)

2 Oct 2013 6:03pm

@Jeff: Oh, this pleases me so much, Jeff. We never know who will be interested in the things we like. I hope you will enjoy this series! ♥

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautiful image showing us how hard this man and his mules are working

2 Oct 2013 7:53pm

@Doug: They definitely work hard!

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Looks like a strong pair of mules.

2 Oct 2013 8:58pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine composition. very nice processing

2 Oct 2013 10:21pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I would really love to know more about the reality of their lives. It's sometimes difficult to tell what is fact or fiction in articles that are written about them

2 Oct 2013 10:56pm

@CElliottUK: Re: what is true about the Amish, there are definitely controversies about their lifestyle. Most use no electricity unless at a neighborhood phone for emergencies. They squelch education beyond the 8th grade (age 13/14), however, they teach their young to run a home and a farm, talents of which 'our' young have no knowledge. There are problems at time with incest as there are so few families from which to choose a spouse. Novelists glamorous their lifestyle and we have to remain objective! I hope this helps.

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful Amish scene and a great looking pair of working mules! Fantastic photo! We live a few miles from Lancaster County (most of my farm photos are from Lancaster County). ps - I will try and get back on AM3 in a day or two... all is well; we have been overwhelmed with a yardwork project since the beginning of August (but just finished up this weekend). I miss visiting everyone's blog and posting photos :) Tucker, Gunner and Clarabelle are doing great too!

3 Oct 2013 12:07am

@RBL: Oh, Ruthie ... since you followed Chris' comment, I hope I have portrayed things in the Amish community truthfully. Thank you for your note re: your situation, your project, and the doggies! ♥

Abena from Illinois, United States

I have a feeling this is going to be interesting for me and fantastic of you to go by their rules!

3 Oct 2013 2:54am

@Abena: I hope you will enjoy the images. I cannot imagine living their life and always having people with cameras popping up in your world. So many are fascinated by their lifestyle ... yet most go 'home' without a thought of simplifying their own lives. ;(
I'm trying!

l'Angevine from France

intéressante scène laboureur

3 Oct 2013 7:37am

franz from Baden, Austria

this is like a scene from another era altogether ... timeless and yet anachronistic as well. i like the discussion that's developing here, as i've read so much about the amish, too, and seen so many documentaries ... but they can all only shed light on a small part of their lives !!! what i find remarkable beyond comparison is the fact that their lifestyle has endured for such a long time, even though there have been changes !

4 Oct 2013 3:02pm

@franz: Your comment is full of feeling ... and understanding, Franz. There is much controversy about the Amish. Novelists romanticize their lifestyle, but to travel the back roads in an Amish area is magical (as you know). Those who subscribe to their baptism into the church commit themselves to a life of hard work and sacrifice (at least in our eyes).

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