It’s Not All Black and White


I found a new favorite composition while out in Amish country and hope this is just the start of great shots to come. I really liked the way the barns on each side of the road framed the barn in the distance plus the winding road going through the shot. I set my tripod up and used my wifi Camranger and tablet to shoot remotely from my truck to get this. I particularly like the contrast between the colorful trio of Amish on the right and the conservative tones worn by those on the left. The girl on the left buggy is turned away from the other buggy,almost like she disapproves but that is merely conjecture and probably totally wrong on my part,and she might have seen my camera and decided to look away.

Amish Barn Raising


Working together to rebuild a burned down barn, these Amish workers rebuilt this entire structure in three days.It is something I have witnessed a few times over the years and it is a great lesson in teamwork and community support.

The Art Walk


We live along a rail trail in our town and I have what is known as the Gnome village that I created for children of all ages to inspire their imagination. In the next town along the trail, a local artist has also taken the time to add his artistic touches to an old building that was being vandalized regularly. Artist Shaun Hogarth was tired of seeing the beauty of the trail ruined by a careless few,so he has been creating masterpieces like this whenever he gets permission from the property owner. The trail is quickly becoming a favorite place to hike,bike and spend time with family enjoying the beauty along the way.