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Buggy on Mud Level Road
Rural Pennsylvania: 12

This is a Mennonite buggy returning home from a Sunday church meeting yesterday afternoon. The weather was turbulent suggesting rain was eminent-- it was!

Notice the carefully manicured fields ---

and the power lines---a vital part of rural life!

Thank you to many who commented on my last image, all greatly appreciated as are the UA s from NDODS, Tibetan, Chinga and Mex!

addendum : To help with an answer to Ronnie"s question, my scholar husband offers this: There is ONLY 1 variety of Amish. Mennonites have groups that range from Old Order (similar to Amish) to well educated college graduates including physicians, etc. They all are peaceful plain people with an agrarian focus!

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Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:2 Dec 2011 - 12:27 AM
Focal Length:20mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Buggy on Mud Level Road
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:4 Dec 2012 - 12:14 AM
Tags:Architecture, Close-up / macro, General, Humour / fun, Landscape / travel, Pets / captive animals, Photo journalism, Sports / action, Transport, Wildlife / nature
Votes:55
Voters:RonnieAG · Big_Beavis · cider · gajewski · Irishkate · Daisymaye · Ade_Osman · LynneJoyce · Hermanus · marktc · RysiekJan · jdinne · jasonrwl · Tibetan · jennialexander · fentiger · CaroleS · GillyB · Badgerfred · NDODS · NaturesHaven · mex · Maiwand · mrswoolybill · woolybill1 · morpheus1955 · akh · FeatherFriend · gwynn56 · Fefe · EAS · SlowSong · Alan_Baseley · JohnChambersPhotography · Rock · tomcat · Lillian · AnnChown · prabhusinha · saltireblue · barbarahirst · Herge88 · AnneWorner · Greyheron · andylea · Hop-A-Long · EMJAYCEE · dven · User_Removed · Glostopcat · Chinga · pascalg · annettep38 · helenlinda · brownsilent ·
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 12:35 AM

I have seen similar buggies in programmes about the Amish communities on TV, and there have been many such programmes in recent years.
I was wondering what the relationship of the Mennonites is to the Amish.......must go into Google to find out more.
Ronnie.

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 12:43 AM

Mennonites / Amish----a very tangled history--- here-- they wear a slightly different "uniform"--- Amish buggies are grey, --but somewhere else the might be white or yellow--- Both sects choose to use the one room schools (their own) and there are some Mennonites who will drive cars-- cell phones and electricity--- We find it a complete mystery---

Google is a good idea!

Last Modified By taggart at 4 Dec 2012 - 12:44 AM
RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 1:09 AM

Thanks for that info, Jenn.......good of you to bother.
Ronnie.

gajewski
gajewski Plus Member 11gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 1:21 AM

Jenn -- this is a great documentation of rural life in PA -- photojournalism at its best. This is the sort of Americana that needs to be preserved with work like this.
-=\Walter

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 433 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom87 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 1:37 AM

I'll always think of the film Witness when I see these vehicles.
One of my favourite all time films.
Such a different sight from our rural areas
and really interesting to see Jenn.
KateGrinGrinGrin

Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 2:45 AM

Good rural scene. I'm not sure what state we were in a few years ago, but we seen a few of these buggies driving on the roads. ......Sandy

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 3:05 AM

Society could learn an awful lot from these folk, good stuff Jenn......

Ade

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 3:07 AM

I think of 'Witness' too. This is a photograph that gives me a view of rural life that is very different from anything I have experienced in Europe.

Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
4 Dec 2012 - 4:11 AM

A great photo of this vast open landscape ! I find the Amish and Mennonite so interesting - salt of the earth type people SmileGrin

marktc
marktc Plus Member 485 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 5:22 AM

An interesting and well composed image Jenn, matched by a fascinating and informative narrative. As Walter says photojournalism at its best. It strikes me as a hard yet appealing way of life.
Well done Jenn.

RysiekJan
RysiekJan Plus Member 9179 forum postsRysiekJan vcard United Kingdom
4 Dec 2012 - 5:33 AM

Conveys a sense of wide openess and solitude. Like it.

Richard

jdinne
jdinne  12 England
4 Dec 2012 - 6:40 AM

Superbly composed Jenn, great sense of openness. Watched a tv programme about the Amish find them interesting.

John

Tibetan
Tibetan  3 England
4 Dec 2012 - 7:42 AM

My first thought was Amish! I think most of us have seen documentary's about them, interesting peaceful people. A very good photo Jenn, good presentation a very good light in spite of the pending rain, good clear detail, a big like from me, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 7:50 AM

The flat landscape is very much like here in the Fens. A most interesting capture Jennn.

Albert

CaroleS
CaroleS  5258 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 8:06 AM

My first thought too was Amish, fascinating information Jenn, and a well composed image.
Carole

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
4 Dec 2012 - 8:18 AM

Nice shot Jenn, like the composition,
Fred.

NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44317 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 8:28 AM

A wonderfully interesting foreword supported by a rather delightful and thought evoking photograph.

Regards Nathan

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 9:30 AM

Wonderful shot Jennn. It looks so peaceful and well ordered. A lovely picture in the modern world.
Ron

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8775 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1265 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 9:31 AM

An image of open plains and the pioneering spirit, still battling on.
I like the crop, broad and expansive.
Moira

Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 11:30 AM

Great image!
Diane

EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 12:05 PM

We'll all be going back to this for of transport one of these days the way the cost of fuel keeps climbing in the UK! Not sure I'd know how to drive a horse and buggy though!Tongue Makes a really lovely image.

Ann

SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 75305 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 12:26 PM

I love the wide open space. And that buggy is so smart. Smile
x

JohnChambersPhotography


Quote: An image of open plains and the pioneering spirit, still battling on.
I like the crop, broad and expansive.
Moira

I'm with Moira here, good shot.

John

FeatherFriend


Quote: A great photo of this vast open landscape ! I find the Amish and Mennonite so interesting - salt of the earth type people SmileGrin

My thoughts too Jenn, lovely image,
Geoff.

tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96361 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 2:14 PM

A definite mix of the old with the newSmile

Love the title of the roadWink

Adrian

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 2:20 PM

As per your usual Jennn,
very informative and
a superbly captured shot
Lillian

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 2:36 PM

They are a fascinating group of people - your image brings their way of life to life.
Ann

prabhusinha
prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 2:48 PM

As if I am in a pollution free zone, no smoke, no noise.

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 54997 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway29 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 4:07 PM

Your choice of 'widescreen' format excentuates the vastness of the landscape, Jenn. An image representing what many would say is a simpler, less complicated lifestyle, but is it really? I wonder.
Thought provoking.

Malc

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 4:16 PM

so lovely to see this wonderful image

AnneWorner
4 Dec 2012 - 6:01 PM

Yes, they are a complete mystery Jenn. For some reason the neatness of the rows is fitting - I lvoe to see those rows on the farms here - something to photograph one day.

Anne

Hop-A-Long
4 Dec 2012 - 7:58 PM

Good composition in this great documentary shot.
This is an insight into a life that is totally alien to me, wonderful.

Andy

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2012 - 8:42 PM

Have visited Lancaster Couty and Berlin in Ohio and my memories and photos are very precious.
Joan.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Dec 2012 - 8:10 PM

A lovely well composed country scene Jenn, the land looks very flat where you are

Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
6 Dec 2012 - 10:34 PM

Fascinating...
Lovely shot... IB

pascalg
pascalg Plus Member 837 forum postspascalg vcard France
7 Dec 2012 - 4:51 PM

old & new...

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4209 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 12:53 AM

oh yes, that is just so well composed.. heading for the downpour but moving on. Glad you told me.

brownsilent
8 Dec 2012 - 7:46 PM

There is such a peaceful air about this image, no fast cars, no crowds, simple, just a buggy drawn by a horse - and the open landscape. Great one Jenn, really do like this.
Johanna

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