As with any competitive sport, tempers can flare when the action gets intense. These young Amish girls took the back yard for a game of croquet and the event started out friendly enough,but the mallets quickly started flying at a fever pitch,and finally one participant gestured in disgust at an illegal move.
This series shows an Amish crew at work in the fields. First they use a machine to create these round bales and then the shrink wrapper loads a bale and in a minutes time,it is encased in plastic.this is becoming more commonplace and the obnoxious white bales are stacked near the farm,and are an eyesore as far as I am concerned but it does keep the product safe.
This is one of my least favorite times of the year to do yard work, and that is because of the maple tree flipper onslaught. They are pretty little creations,but they clog my spouting, start growing by the thousands in my mulch beds and stain my sidewalks. Right now they are beginning to fall in large numbers,landing everywhere,and I found a few shots in our garden that I thought looked interesting enough to capture. As I sit and type looking out the window,they are spinning to the ground by the hundreds,thanks to a stiff breeze.
Spring is advancing rapidly and this most special time of year will soon fade away. I photographed this lovely garden scene that is located within an easy walk from my home and this was shot with winds in the 5-10 mph range, and for this type of work,that’s a little strong. The owners were not home,so I had to light everything from the sidewalk,and wish I had been able to get in different angles with my flash,but this turned out nicely despite that. The scene was shot with a 70-200 mounted on a tripod and linked to my laptop. I used radio poppers to fire the wireless flash,and a wireless transmitter to fire the camera. I shot about 50 frames,lighting the plants as needed and then brought the pieces together for the result. The owner takes great pride in the property and has a wide variety of unique plants throughout the season. The Wisteria was my main objective,and its fragrant blooms were a delight to see and smell.
Anyone who visits my blog has seen this home a few times. It was for sale,and started at 5 million,went to 3 million,then 1.5million,and recently listed at 850,000 and finally sold for possibly less.The realtor commented it was functionally obsolescent,hence the low price. The buyer got a great deal in my opinion.glad to see it found a new family.
This Amish boy and girl are at the local watering hole to spend some quiet time with one another and a rod and reel.As the tale unfolds,his confidence is very shaky,so she puts a reassuring hand on his shoulder and says I believe in your ability to land one, and just like that he has a tug on the line.She says I told you so and then with a bit of apprehension she moves in to watch him take it off the hook.Shot with a 500mm from a good distance.