Sunday, April 11, 2010

Amish Horses

I bought some homemade root beer at an Amish farm a couple of weeks ago. That's where I met these two horses. I noticed that the horse on the right has a beard that looks just like his owner's.
I laughed and as you can see the he didn't see the humor, but I think the other horse cracked a smile. This photo is at a weird angle because I was driving(on a farm but braked for a second) and the horses were on the passenger's side of my car.
This is my Face of the Week post.

40 comments:

Ann said...

I am not talking with you. I am not even looking at you. LOL

Sometimes I feel the same way with the husband especially the day he didn't shave.

Thom said...

I love these faces of the week. I can see the horse on the left smiling as well LOL Excellent shot and I love the B&W. James I'm wondering if you saw my reflection on Friday. No biggie if you didn't though. This has gotten to popular that it must take you a long time to go see everyone. :) I remember back when you first started it. Boy has it grown :) Congrats to you my friend :)

Dina said...

Haha, good one. Love that hairy shadow.

Evelyn Howard said...

Poor horse, or poor owner! Was the rootbeer good/different?

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Real beautiful !! Even i have two horses of black color and they look very innocent too !

Spiderdama said...

Great photo! And so nice in b/w.
Wish you a nice week:-)

Malyss said...

I like the big shadows behind!they give a strange light and a strange mood to the picture that I like very much!
driving and picturing at the same time?!...

Jientje said...

Don't shoot and drive!
I love your smiling horses!

mbkatc230 said...

This is a great choice for Face of the Week. Love the shadows, and the B&W is perfect. I wish all drive by shootings were this pleasant :) Kathy

Bibi said...

My grandmother used to make homemade root beer. I find people in Europe do not like root beer (what do they know?!), but it is my favorite soft drink. Birch beer too....

I LOVE this photo.

Sunny said...

You can't look at this picture without smiling. It's a wonderful image and I love the shadow.
Sunny :)

Sistertex said...

Horse on the left "Hee Hee Hee...did you see that guy trying to take our photo...nearly drove off the road."

Horse on the right "Sigh...oh whatever dude, like I even care."

;)

A great b&w photo...love the shadows. Thanks so much for participating in 'Face of the Week' James - great photo!

Rebecca said...

The horse on the right has sad eyes...

Lois said...

He does have quite a soulful look!

Stickup Artist said...

Is that a barn they inhabit? It looks like they are in a regular house looking out the window like any person would do. Very surreal.

Luis Gomez said...

James, what a gorgeous shot. Love it.

tapirgal said...

This is a beauty. Sometimes those weird situations give you surprising results - it's not what you would have done otherwise, and sometimes it works. This one sure did. I love the soulful eye, the shadow of the bearded horse, and the vignetting around the edges.

Clytie said...

You caught an adorable moment!! I love that guy's attitude. Wonderful.

Peter said...

Missing the portrait of the owner ... for comparison! :-)

Pam said...

Your photo looks fantastic, James. I like it done in black and white.
And you shot this while driving, Bravo!

Tulsa Gentleman said...

An Amish horse, a beard but no mustache. He looks more bored than anything. Great photo.

cieldequimper said...

Oh lol, the story is perfect! (The photo too, I love the way I want to touch the screen of the computer because it's so real!)

VP said...

Amish horses must be in B&W, so this is fine to me. Great picture!

imac said...

Great capture, love the beard too.

Cheryl said...

Fantastic!!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

they both look a little bored. Like maybe it's time to go frolic in the fields or something.

Johnny Nutcase said...

excellent, James. I love the black and white and the shadows, too. These are good looking horses (but i love all horses!). they look like they've got a lot of personality! (and homemade rootbeer...so good! we got some last year at a fair in Texas, yum!)

ρομπερτ said...

How much I'd love to move throughout town and life sitting upon a horse, growing me a beard.

Please have a wonderful Tuesday.


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Mama Zen said...

This is gorgeous in black and white!

Lindy MacDuff said...

This is such a wonderful shot! I'm a sucker for horses. I like the "weird angle," as you say, and it is appropriate to be in black and white (as VP indicated).

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great shot, particularly while driving. We moved from PA a few years ago and used to see Amish all the time. You are right he has the perfect Amish beard.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Ebie said...

Wow, I thought this was in a barn. Great drive by shot! Mono and shadow is even great.

Carolyn Ford said...

I think the beard shows up even more in the shadow! Great capture! And...I think the horse on the left IS smiling at you!

Piyush said...

Lovely capture James. Beautiful shadows.

Lily Hydrangea said...

this is a wonderful double portrait. I love it in black and white. well done James!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello James!
Both are cute but as Peter said, I also would like to see the portrait of the owner! :)
Léia

amatamari© said...

WOW!!!
:-)
This is really a special shot: beautiful moment, magnificent monochromatic effect!

ruma2008 said...

These scenes are heartwarming very much.
The expression that they are tender is impressive.

Gallow said...

I thought of Mr. Ed when I saw this photo. Great work.

Brenda's Arizona said...

I agree. The non-bearded one is laughing... ok, snickering. We've all heard horses snicker!