Amish Commute by Gene Walls

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The Amish community is very well established in central Pennsylvania. The “horse & buggy” form of transportation is a common sight in the farmlands surrounding our more “urban” cities and towns. Amish people are not very keen about having their picture taken, so I am careful to avoid any shots that included their faces, out of respect (the horse was obviously exempted from this caution).

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This photo was taken on March 5th, 2009 at 5: 30 PM, handheld with a Canon EOS 10D using a Canon EF 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6L zoom lens at 70mm. The shutter speed was 1/1000th sec. at f/5.6. The camera’s ISO was set to 200. The image was slightly cropped, but is otherwise “untouched”.

The shot was captured along Upper Bartlow Road in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA just a few miles east of Clarkstown, PA. I was standing in a cornfield near the junction with Ridge Road.

Your comments are always welcome! Constructive criticism is appreciated.

© 2009 Gene Walls

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Hello, My name is Gene. I live in the Susquehanna river valley (West Branch), in the mountains of north central Pennsylvania. I strive to produce photographic images that are simply “true” to the subject, usually with minimal post processing. If something is beautiful or interesting enough to deserve a viewer’s attention, it justifies being captured just as it is …or as close to reality as possible.

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  • Rainy
    Rainyalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thank you so much Rainy!


    – Gene Walls

  • Wanda Raines
    Wanda Rainesalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful capture of the Amish transportation.

  • Thanks,


    – Gene Walls

  • Kristina K
    Kristina Kalmost 6 years ago

    great action shot of the horse, well presented :)) k

  • Thanks Kristina! I was actually shooting an old abandoned farmhouse when I heard the horse and buggy on the dirt road behind me. I quickly turned around and “snap”, I got this picture. Right place, right time.


    – Gene Walls

  • Diana-Lee Saville
    Diana-Lee Savillealmost 6 years ago

    What a way to live…I couldn’t live without my computers though, lol. Great shot!

  • Gene Walls
    Gene Wallsalmost 6 years ago

    Thanks! It is a very interesting lifestyle, but I’ll keep my gadgets too!


  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful capture, Gene.


  • Thanks, Debra!


    – Gene Walls

  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosover 4 years ago

    Congratulations top 10 challenge winner in the "Just Fun Group. ":

  • Thanks for this great news, Richard! I’m very proud to have my work included with this excellent group of Top 10 winners!



    – Gene Walls

  • McGaffus
    McGaffusabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you very, very much for this extremely kind honor! I am so happy to see this shot Featured in “Old Things Are Vintage”!

    Most gratefully,


    – Gene Walls

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations, your lovely work has been featured in the group Country Living! Please click the banner to see your permanent feature and congratulate your fellow members!
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  • This wonderful honor is deeply appreciated, Pamela! Thank you so much for Featuring this photo in “Country Living”!

    Most gratefully,


    – Gene Walls

  • LarryB007
    LarryB007almost 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your features Gene!

  • Thank you very kindly, Larry!

    Best regards,


    – Gene Walls

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