Friday, March 26, 2010

Still Living in the Days of Yore

This is the same photo of the Amish farm boy that I posted the other day in color at Newtown Area Photo. I think a scene like this should be seen in black and white too.

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33 comments:

  1. I loved this in color but I think I like it even better in black and white. Great shot either way.

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  2. This is just fabulous in Mono..I almost like it better? Just takes you back!

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  3. When I saw it in color I thought it would look perfect in black and white. I am glad you did this one. As I said, timeless.

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  4. This could be a scene from 100 years ago. Awesome James!

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  5. I just realized that you are doing 2 photo blogs. I have been neglecting your Newton County blog. It is now on my blog list.

    This is great in color because of the green field and clear blue sky. But the black and white is very appropriate for the subject matter, timeless as several have said.

    I don't know how old the boy is but I am guessing that not many fellows his age can manage a 3 horse team. This is a great photo either way.

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  6. I have seen this photograph of yours in color also.. I dont know which one i like more..
    It reminds me of a scene of an old western movie..
    Great photograph..

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  7. James,
    This photo was meant to be B&W...
    It's incredible...

    It took me a minute to see the dog looking backwards...I'm biased towards b&W, but I gotta tell you, this is one of the best photos I've seen in a while...bravo!!!

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  8. Black and white is perfect for this picture. A really excellent shot.
    Sunny :)

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  9. It wouldn't be the same without the dog. Interesting, that.

    Lucy

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  10. Of course, it had to be in black and white!

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  11. I really love this photo James, and it's really effective in mono. Just a beautiful shot. Kathy

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  12. I can't see anything that could tell the picture is taken in 2010. it might as well be from 1910!..
    Good week-end in Philadelphia!

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  13. You are absolutely right. Given the circumstances, it might even be more fitting.

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  14. Gives it a 'way back' look. If you did it in sepia it would look even more aged.

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  15. It does suit b&w... i keep going back to those horses... you caught the fluid movement, but the clouds point to them too! great!

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  16. Now, you're talkin'! ;) great shot, James, well done. :)

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  17. Yes, I saw this in colour the other day, but it looks even better in B&W. Did you try sepia? I think that too would suit the tenor of the image. I love the sense of power being transferred from man to horse and back again.

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  18. Everybody works so hard in this scene.

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  19. Yes, I agree. This is perfect in B&W.

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  20. That could be any time in the last 100 years - lovely image.

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  21. Wow! I loved the dog as well!

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  22. Stunning pic! I love it especially in black and white

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  23. Nice one. Interesting the way the Amish keep the old ways going.

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  24. I like this photo much better in black and white. Great job!

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  25. «Louis» likes the monochrome even more than the color - the subject lends itself to the B&W.

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  26. This fine scene is B&W all the way and the dog makes it that much better.

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  27. Hi James, Pat in the OC here.
    Hey, I know I've already commented on this, but I keep going back and looking at it. over and over...
    Would you mind if I posted a link to this photo on my photography site? Seriously, this is one of the best pics I've seen in quite a while. It's america.....

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  28. This is fantastic, whether in colour or b&w!

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  29. I agree--and it IS beautiful.

    Your photography reminds me of my brother Mark's work--he is the best I've ever seen, rivaling (in my opinion) National Geographic.

    So if I say this to you, you'll realize what a compliment it is.

    (grin)

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  30. beautiful b&W picture. loved it

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  31. great blog you heve here. I like this photo as well. So well composed and mangaged. :)

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