Evening Skies

A nice night in Amish country included these neat clouds. I had high hopes for a spectacular sunset because I was sure the setting sun was going to light the sky up,but the sun went behind a cloud bank just when it was getting to the horizon and it fizzled real fast.

Sunset Plowing

The sun was about as bright and glaring as it could have been for this attempt at a silhouetted farmer at work. The situation was complicated by the fact that the lens I used is extremely susceptible to flare and it was a nightmare trying to get this.

Play Time

This late evening shot includes three siblings with their chosen means of transportation. It was very dark when I shot this and the depth of field is minimal but at least the boy in the center is in focus. I got about five shots taken before the family dog came to let me know its time to move on. I have no idea what kind of dog this is but he looked a little demonic with those eyes.

An Evening Excursion

I headed out for scenery and came across this Amish wagon full of family members. I got behind them at a stop sign and knew they were turning onto a very busy road so I figured I had but one chance to get a shot as the pulled out. I picked a spot ahead of them,composed and pre-focused on it and snapped a few shots as they entered the area.Half were sharp and half had a little blur,but I only needed one and thank goodness I nailed it.

The Escape Plan

I was out trying to get a sunset image and came down a back road to find these three Mennonite girls chit chatting along the road. I drove past them and wanted to turn around to try getting a shot and as I drove up the road I noticed a buggy was headed past me and going toward them.I quickly put a long lens on,turned around and as I approached they started to laugh and I knew they were on to my plan. I quickly leaned out my window just in time to capture them making their getaway in the buggy. I loved the three colors they were wearing and was glad I turned around to get this image.