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Horse and Buggy - Bird in Hand by Mark Van Scyoc
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Horse and buggy riding through the snow on a cold wintery morning near the town of Bird In Hand, PA.

The legend of the naming of Bird-in-Hand concerns the time when the Old Philadelphia Pike was surveyed between Lancaster and Philadelphia. According to legend two road surveyors discussed whether they should stay at their present location or go on to the town of Lancaster. One of them supposedly said, “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush,” which means it is preferable to have a small but certain advantage than the mere potential of a greater one; and so they stayed. (Source: Wikipedia)

A winter storm deposited 6 inches of snow on the area, the night before, and blanketed the massive trees lining the driveway of the large horse farm in the background.

(Canon 7D, ISO 400, F8, 1/250 sec, 24.00 mm, edited with Photoshop Elements 9)

Date: 01/12/2011

243 views as of 05/11/2011

Featured In:
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Check out Horse and Buggy on a Spring Morning to see a similar scene in Spring.

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snow, horse, buggy, amish, trees, winter, wagon, cold, blanketed, bird in hand, beechdale farm

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Comments

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 3 years ago

    Mark!!!!!! What a beautiful, awesome capture!!!!! Currier and Ives couldn’t have done it better!!! I’m truly in awe of this masterpiece!!!!! Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!! Such a feeling of joy and peace!! Lovely, lovely!!!!

  • Thanks it was an amazing scene. I knelt down in the snow and waited for horse and buggies to come by. I was delighted to be able to capture it.

    – Mark Van Scyoc

  • Jay Stockhaus
    Jay Stockhausover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thanks it was such a beautiful scene.

    – Mark Van Scyoc

  • imagetj
    imagetjover 3 years ago

    Wow this is so amazing what a wonderful shot

  • Thanks. It was a delightful scene to capture.

    – Mark Van Scyoc

  • WINTERROSE
    WINTERROSEover 3 years ago

    AWESOME SHOT

  • Thanks. It is one of my favorite locations.

    – Mark Van Scyoc

  • Jeff Stroud
    Jeff Stroudover 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot!

  • Thanks. It was a beautiful morning.

    – Mark Van Scyoc

  • Sandy Dunn
    Sandy Dunnover 3 years ago

    GREAT SHOT!

  • Thanks. I was glad to be able to pull all the elements together.

    – Mark Van Scyoc

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 3 years ago

    What a delightful winter scene!Excellent composition! It’s so inviting! I wish I could take that ride!

  • Thanks. I absolutely love this location, and delighted for the horse and buggy to come by. It would have been an amazing morning for a ride.

    – Mark Van Scyoc

  • John44
    John44over 3 years ago

    Marc.. this is for me a dream shot!
    After seen the movie Witness (Kelly Mc Gilles/Harr. Ford)I always wanted to go see this myself.
    The spoken language of the Amish is 80% understandable for me
    (mix old Dutch-German)
    The photo is spot on friend, a lovely peaceful country side
    Than .. also a compliment for the story to go along with this

    Marc.. this is for me a dream shot!
    After seen the movie Witness (Kelly Mc Gilles/Harr. Ford)I always wanted to go see this myself.
    The spoken language of the Amish is 80% understandable for me
    (mix old Dutch-German)
    The photo is spot on friend, a lovely peaceful country side
    Than .. also a compliment for the story to go along with thisWellddone

    Marc.. this is for me a dream shot!
    After seen the movie Witness (Kelly Mc Gilles/Harr. Ford)I always wanted to go see this myself.
    The spoken language of the Amish is 80% understandable for me
    (mix old Dutch-German)
    The photo is spot on friend, a lovely peaceful country side
    Than .. also a compliment for the story to go along with thisWellddoneJohn
    ps
    Talking about Dutch …(I am) your name
    Van Scyoc it has a Dutch touch.. wrong ??

  • Thanks. Glad you enjoyed the shot. This is one of my favorite scenes in Lancaster County. It is only a few miles from Intercourse one of the areas where Witness was shot.

    My ancestors came from the Netherlands many generations ago. I have been back one and throughly enjoyed it.

    – Mark Van Scyoc

  • vadim19
    vadim19over 3 years ago

    Brilliant!

  • Thanks.

    – Mark Van Scyoc

  • Beve Brown-Clark
    Beve Brown-Clarkover 3 years ago

    Very lovely composition…this would look lovely textured and tweaked to look like an old world painting…a wonderful winter scene!

  • I have a few friends who love to paint. I would love to see them paint this scene.

    – Mark Van Scyoc

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