Tuesday, March 30, 2010

An Old Amish Farm

I used to see orange orchards when I was a kid in California but I don't recall seeing many farms like this one. I think I read that there are thousands of farms in Pennsylvania. If I took a photo in this spot a hundred plus years ago it might have looked the same.

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47 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice. I have seen some like this one in South Illinois.

Ebie said...

You do not have to be in that spot to enjoy the beauty. Your photos brought it to us.

Pretty in sepia too!

Thom said...

Picture postcard perfect my friend. Love it.

LV said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely place. That is why I enjoy the blogs. You can see things through photos and read stories you would never see before.

Thérèse said...

I came across Beverly Lewis books not long ago about the Amish life. Perfect setting for her books...

Teresa~ Gardening with Soule said...

What a wonderful image. Looks like a simpler time when you see it in sepia.

Allison Shops said...

Love the farm. The Amish life is very interesting.
I hope you'll drop by AtticMag and see the butterflies I found. #8 at Outdoor Wednesday.

Allison

Evelyn Howard said...

This is a nice sepia shot. Love the treatment.

EG Wow said...

The Amish do take excellent care of their farms, don't they?

LDH said...

Beautiful pastoral scene looking aged in sepia tones. Also stopped by briefly to your other blog and was amazed at Peggy Pelican shots! Nice!

Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving your comment!
Kindly, ldh

Sistertex said...

ahhh...good deal, glad you did it in sepia, love it!

Carolyn Ford said...

This is beautiful, James! We visit Illinois every few years and I can't resist driving around getting shots of barns...I'll have to try the whole farm sometime! I really like your framing and the sepia suits this scene so beautifully.

Sunny said...

Great picture James. Perfect for sepia; love the old windmill.
Sunny :)

Sherri said...

That is a very striking picture you have done especially with the sepia colours. Have a great Outdoor Wednesday and enjoy the easter Weekend! Sherri : )

Olivier said...

magnifique photo, et j'adore ton choix du sepia

Patriotic Mom said...

Beautiful for framing...Happy Easter, Joan

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful farm and photograps..
Happy Easter James..

cieldequimper said...

But this WAS taken in 1910, wasn't it?!

Stephany said...

Perfect photo for a postcard, James! There aren't many Amish farms near where I live but this makes me wish there were.

Malyss said...

The sepia is taking us to the past in a perfect way!I can imagine you with an old and big camera, putting your head under a black tissue and waiting patiently to get the good light...Ü

Bibi said...

I saw many farms like this as a kid in Pa., but no orange orchards until I moved to California! Nice sepia.

Ann said...

your sepia photo just needs a horse and buggy to make a perfect 100 years old.

Great old with the windmill and silo.

Barbara said...

James, Great picture, I also have seen these farms in Amish Country, they are so beautiful. Sorry You had to leave TEXAS.

Barbara

Judy said...

Beautiful! That really is postcard perfect.

Small City Scenes said...

Picture postcard perfect. the sepia gives it that old time feeling. similar to farms here just flatter land. MB

maryt/theteach said...

Great photo, James, and thank you for joining Sepia Scenes! I appreciate it a lot! Good job! :)

Pam said...

I love the sepia color, James. They just don't make farms like that any more. Well, maybe we will see more windmills in the future. Renewable energy is a good thing.

Lois said...

I'm sure you are right James. This looks like it could have been taken long ago. I watched the TV movie Amish Grace this past weekend and it was a powerful story of forgiveness.

Heather T. said...

Very nice, and I do think that you're right with the thought that it might have looked quite the same once upon a time :)

Clytie said...

Beautiful picture. The subject, along with the sepia tones, gives this photo a very powerful nostalgic feeling. I like it.

Marie Höglund said...

Just an awesome photo just made to be presented in sepia.

VP said...

The silo is the only flaw: it is clearly modern, but the rest of the image is 'vintage' in fascinating way!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Great shot James! Love the sepia tones.

~ Tracy

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Beautiful sepia capture & I love the vignette - And the windmill, too! Very beautiful!

EG Wow said...

I like this in sepia, James. I think it gives the photo a timeless feel. Well done.

Marice said...

this is such a beautiful shot :)

u may view mine here

Ann said...

Beautiful sepia shot. There are many amish communities in Southern Mo. where my Mom lives. Such a unique lifestyle.

moorebloglife said...

this is awesome James and the sepia town is perfect for it. My little town in Calif had Avocado groves and Olive and of course Orange orchards!

awarewriter said...

You are so right about the timeless quality of this image James. Excellent job and the vignetting is the perfect touch.

I ride past a classic farm scene when I go out bicycling. I must remember to bring the right camera and lens next time.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

That's an awesome photo, I like the dark colouring around the edges.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is a gorgeous timeless photo. well done

B SQUARED said...

Not much changes on a farm. The trees get bigger but that's about it.

T. Becque said...

I too like the sepia; it does look like a postcard from long ago. Nice effect.

Cheryl said...

Wonderful photo. We don't see many farms here anymore. Sadly they are victims of the economy.

Rebecca said...

Wow, the sepia does this justice!

jeannette said...

I agree with Rebecca -it's beautiful in sepia. I'm looking at the house, and it must be a large family living there!
Before I forget, you're one of the 4 whose comment I lost, because I was not quite awake yet and clicked on the wrong button LOL, but I did give a reply -happy Easter to you, James!

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful photo, like a postcard!
Wish you a Happy Easter