I have always felt my photography has a guiding hand helping me because sometimes I just can’t believe what I am blessed to find on my travels. I headed out a week or so ago to shoot nasty storms and even though they never materialized, I was fortunate enough to find a few Amish teens on the back roads. The group shown here were standing along the road and when I passed the girls yelled something, so I figured they were in a good mood, so I continued up the road and parked and hoped they would eventually head my way. It was not long till the guys headed my way and as they got within range of my longer lens, they spontaneously put their arms around each other and seemed unfazed by my presence. My 400mm lens is rather slow and it was getting dark,so out of 8 shots,I thankfully had two keepers. I never noticed when I was shooting these but the guy in the white shirt is wearing a belt made of real daisy flowers. It was one of those evenings driving around that I will always remember and reminds me why I love Amish country and the gift of photography that I am blessed to have.
And it looks like the boy in the orange shirt on the far right has 2 orange flowers placed in his suspenders……seems like the girls may have had a little something to do with decking them out, ha ha! No wonder the boys are in a jolly mood!
you hit the nail on the head there.
That is a good picture. They all look so happy.
thank you. I concur
thank you Tracy