Gentle Persuasion  

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Gentle Persuasion
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I was returning from my Grandson's flag football game yesterday when I saw a scene I thought looked interesting. There was a grove of trees with their fall coloring, a field of green winter wheat and a clouded sky with sun rays fighting their way through. I stopped and got set to take the photo when this buggy with the two Amish boys popped up from over the rise. I was so surprised, I almost forgot to take a photo. I only got one. We traded greetings and they were gone. Enjoy.


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10/25/10 7:51 PM GMT
This could be a scene from 1710, 1810, 1910 but rare to capture in 2010. Lucky you happened to be in the right place at the right time to capture this timeless classic...most excellent!
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10/25/10 7:54 PM GMT
This is an outright masterpiece, Tick. My my my. Straight to my DT, faves, and a click of the AC button. Sensational image.
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10/25/10 8:03 PM GMT
This a real good one Ron...From the rays of the sun to the Amish buggy..An old world charm to it...R.
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“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
10/25/10 8:13 PM GMT
Wow! This is like something from another era. Very well composed and good colors.
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10/25/10 8:32 PM GMT
R. said it so well I like the old world charm, and Tick this is truly an outstanding image. Faved! =^..^=Tigz
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
10/25/10 8:49 PM GMT
The Amish boys have contributed a lot towards making this already beautiful shot even more beautiful, Tick.
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If practice makes perfect and nobody is perfect, then why practice?
10/25/10 8:54 PM GMT
Lovely photograph Tic, it good to see the Amish I find them so interesting.
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10/25/10 9:04 PM GMT
Wonderful shot - I'm amazed the Amish didn't object to you taking their picture - probably a once-in-a-lifetime shot.
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. . . "What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome." A.J. Balfour
10/25/10 9:14 PM GMT
Another of those right place, right time shots Tick. Very well done my friend.
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"If I should leave this path of life today, I would carry the vision of Gods' Rose Blooms with me as I go......." --By Stan V. Griep - 2010
10/25/10 9:48 PM GMT
A grand old world vibe really gets the viewer to look closer and think!! Outstanding!!
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Why do the pictures come out square when the lens is round??
10/25/10 11:16 PM GMT
It is beautiful,Ron,very nice colors,it looks very good with the two persons and horse,very nice sky too.
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10/25/10 11:20 PM GMT
Tick - Outstanding photo! The sky with the rays of sunlight, autumn tree colors, verdant field, horse and wagon with two young Amish men, all good photo 'stuff' (C, C, C, dof, and more) - kudos! Thad
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If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera. ~Lewis Hine
10/26/10 12:48 AM GMT
Oh my goodness! This is brilliant! Gorgeous fall colors, beautiful sky with those sun rays shining through, and the image of the amish in the buggy....wisk us right back in time!
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Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain
10/26/10 12:49 AM GMT
Able to power off road with only one horse power! Our SUVs can't do that.

This is a very skillfully done picture Tick. The composition is simply excellent!
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10/26/10 12:53 AM GMT
What a great shot of the amish kids. They really give the photo an 'old time' feel. Wonderful shot.
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"Hurry to meet Death before your place is taken."
10/26/10 1:13 AM GMT
Marvelous composition. The light doesn't get any better.
Two thumbs up!

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10/26/10 1:30 AM GMT
Fabulous image Tick and gorgeous scene and colours, love the way the horse has his ears perked up towards you, plus he's watching you also.

Right into my favs
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10/26/10 1:47 AM GMT
Amazing and so natural!!!! You were really lucky Tick to catch the Amish with this. Beautiful color and just plain superb!
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10/26/10 2:01 AM GMT
Outstanding piece of work.....A really beauty and just amazing....Has it's own feel and story to tell. Superb work my friend.
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Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter. - Ansel Adams....... My Gallery
10/26/10 2:34 AM GMT
Fabulous picture Tick!! Wow, such great and unique colors and contrast. Superb post-work!!!!!
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10/26/10 4:33 AM GMT
Truly a magical scene & an inspirational one as well. Outstanding capture Tick. Love it.
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10/26/10 4:40 AM GMT
I do hope this is your contest entry Tick. Very well done and faved my friend.
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10/26/10 4:42 AM GMT
Wow, you got photo-bombed by these Amish tricksters.:)
Fantastic work Tick. A beautiful setting and lovely view of the wooded glen. Great autumn colours in the trees and a nice vibrant green field. Great work!
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Think about the photo before and after, never during. The secret is to take your time. You mustn't go too fast. The subject must forget about you. Then, however, you must be very quick. Henri Cartier-Bresson
10/26/10 4:59 AM GMT
My friend....YOU GOT A CLASSIC! This is super! What a slice of life. I just love the Amish. KEEP-PAH!
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10/26/10 8:58 AM GMT
Boy, oh boy, this is the 'photo of the year' Ron !
What a lucky man you are
Fantastic shot ! Chapeau, amigo

Good luck in the contest !
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10/26/10 10:24 AM GMT
Captivating. I really like it! Agree with previous comments. A lovely autumn scene already, heightened by the unplanned subjects. Excellent composition, timing and mood. Saved to enjoy more.
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10/26/10 3:39 PM GMT
This goes on my desktop.. FANTASTIC WORK!! Good luck :-) Michelob
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10/26/10 5:30 PM GMT
The horse, buggy, and Amish couple seem to fit in particularly well with the autumn colors as opposed to the brighter cheery colors of summer...great of luck in the contest.
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"One photo out of focus is a mistake, ten photos out of focus is an experimentation, one hundred photos out of focus is a style."
10/26/10 5:48 PM GMT
»»-»»((*-:¦:-*))»»-»» Fantastic Shot ««-««(( *-:¦:-*))»»-»»

Well at least you got this one and it is a beautiful shot!!
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10/26/10 8:37 PM GMT
Very ... nice.

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10/26/10 9:17 PM GMT
Gorgeous scene and photo,Tick.Scene from old times.Faved.
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10/26/10 11:06 PM GMT
Exceptional shot.. they do not get much better than this..
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10/26/10 11:11 PM GMT
i like both of them. (the same shot). this one is certainly easier for my old eyes to see. the composition and colors are terrific.
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10/27/10 12:04 AM GMT
I have a real interest in the Amish people and how they continue to exist with minimal technology in this world filled with internet and gadgets for everything. I always wonder how they come across as so serene and peaceful when they work so blummin hard on their farms and homesteads. There is a show that I have seen advertised called "Amish in the city" where it takes Amish kids and plonks them into a situation with modern day teens and then see's how they cope. Almost poking fun. I am glad to see a picture like this which respects their way of life. xx
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10/27/10 1:26 AM GMT
Beautiful soft colours and a gentle reminder of time gone by!
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10/27/10 1:41 AM GMT
Wonderful - it's almost as if they have emerged from the past just for you!
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What is life, if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare - and take pictures!
10/27/10 9:43 PM GMT
I prefer this one more than the rework, colors here are more natural to me:o)
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Carpe Diem!
10/28/10 6:44 AM GMT
This is one beautiful shot, Tick... and a timeless one too.
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"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun." -- Katharine Hepburn
10/30/10 11:46 AM GMT
What a great capture this is Tick! It´s like going back in time. Wonderful!
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11/03/10 4:52 PM GMT
Timeless classic. The first commentator .marcaribe said it best.
Now I'll have that Pat Boone song stuck in my head.
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Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.
11/05/10 10:20 PM GMT
The 'surprise' makes this masterpiece ... glad you remembered to press the shutter release. It's beautiful!!

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11/06/10 6:31 AM GMT
Hello Ron....You have to go to the top of the class with this superb capture....Their is a simplicity to this picture which really appeals to me,mabey it is the way the Amish boys lead a simple life,I don't know....I like this picture very much....Well done....All the best to you Ron..........Mick.
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08/10/11 10:53 PM GMT
Wonderful photo of the boys in their travels and just as great is the background scene. Great color to all.
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01/28/12 5:16 PM GMT
There are a couple large Amish towns near me. I never tire of a scene like this . You did an excellent job .
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02/06/12 6:33 PM GMT
This appears to be an older post but I've just discovered and been impressed by it. It has all the qualities of a classic painting. Absolutely beautiful!
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10/15/12 4:48 AM GMT
Tick, this is so speaks sweet innocence.
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03/09/15 9:33 PM GMT
Just discovered this - wonderful!
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03/30/20 11:40 PM GMT
I love this!
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