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Amish Boys in Rafters

Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 14 December 2012 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

These boys were having fun climbing in the rafters as the school house was being built.
Textures by jennyw47 , and distressed jewel . Also used Topaz Simplify Buz Sim filter.
I just noticed this image made Spotlight. Thanks. :-)

NIKON D300 1/800 second F/5.6 ISO 200 56 mm


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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

You have found the perfect 'poster' style for this wonderful moment . . beautifully and engagingly timeless.

14 Dec 2012 5:13am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

This is a perfect blend between a photograph and the gorgeous painterly feel of an original work of art. Wonderful colors and a captivating subject. Well done, Anita!

14 Dec 2012 7:52am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Nicely done!
Just like a painting.

14 Dec 2012 9:30am

@Curly: Thanks!

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Anita, this image is so cute . Love it . A real paining !

14 Dec 2012 11:32am

@Mariana Maoduš: I'm glad you like it. Thanks for commenting.

Brenda from Canton, United States

Gorgeous painterly quality. You have captured that sense of fun and exhiliration!

14 Dec 2012 4:59pm

@Brenda: Thanks for much for your comment. Helps me see the image in new ways.

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Oh, Anita ... this is wonderful. Your gentle treatment is in keeping with their aim not to have their photos taken even though one face might be recognizable. *****

14 Dec 2012 8:39pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thanks for your comment, Judy. I blurred the face, but..... I feel only slightly guilty.

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful colors & texture!

14 Dec 2012 8:59pm

@omid: Glad you like it.

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Like a painting!!
Gorgeous colors!

15 Dec 2012 10:16am

@Ellebelle: Thanks so much.

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

15 Dec 2012 11:35am

@omid: Thank you.

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Congratulation on Spotlight, Anita !

15 Dec 2012 11:58am

@Mariana Maoduš: Thank you for visiting and commenting.

Florence from Paris, France

It realy works as a painting. Extra !

15 Dec 2012 12:30pm

@Florence: I'm glad you like it.

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Great work! Congratulations on this Spotlight!

15 Dec 2012 3:08pm

@Denise: Thank you so much.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


15 Dec 2012 3:42pm

@john4jack: Thanks!

stormtrooper from Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Watercolour mastery.

15 Dec 2012 3:53pm

@stormtrooper: Thank you for visiting and commenting. glad you like it.

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

Love it, bravo

15 Dec 2012 3:55pm

@Dimitrios: Glad you like it.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and Congratulations on the Spotlight, too ! Good to see that happen for you.

15 Dec 2012 4:22pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks, Ronnie. Weirder things have happened.

RBL from Oxford, United States

A wonderful moment captured! Beautiful colors and textures! Love this! Have a great weekend :)

15 Dec 2012 7:19pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Congratulations on the spotlight !

15 Dec 2012 9:35pm

@RBL: Thanks, Ruthie.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

15 Dec 2012 9:37pm

@Ruthiebear: Thanks!

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This image has such charm and 'humanity.' Lovely techniques. Congrats for the Spotlight. You deserve it !!

15 Dec 2012 10:22pm

@DULCIE: Thank you so much. I'm glad you like the image.

Denise Ippolito from United States

Wonderful work as always Anita, I am enjoying this series!

15 Dec 2012 10:57pm

Duck Island Guy from Off the Coast, United States

Love how you rendered the image.

15 Dec 2012 11:01pm

@Duck Island Guy: So glad you like it. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

superbe photo et traitement, bravo pour le spotlight bien mérité, très différent...

16 Dec 2012 2:08am

@Sue-Ann: Thank you! I'm glad you like it. Thanks for commenting. :-)

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Superbe scène de vie et spotlight mérité.

16 Dec 2012 12:51pm

Ranita Imposible from Palma de Mallorca, Spain


17 Dec 2012 8:33am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Another lovely painting. Is this series in your show?

17 Dec 2012 11:09am

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Forgot to congratulate you on the spotlight.

17 Dec 2012 11:09am

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

Congratulations Anita!

17 Dec 2012 11:28am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Something very lovely about the simplicity of color and composition that conveys an idea beyond the forms. Well done. And I'm glad to see you recognized by a spotlight.

18 Dec 2012 2:34am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

This image has an excellent composition, mostly because of the placement/interaction of the boys set against the parallel lines of the rafters. Congrats for the spotlight. Nice one.

18 Dec 2012 5:46am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

i dig the norman rockwell look this scene has, nice work. :)

18 Dec 2012 8:59pm

ghazal from shahsavar, Iran

Kids game.Great work

8 Jan 2013 10:01am

@ghazal: Exactly. Thank you for visiting and commenting.

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1/800 second
ISO 200
56 mm