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Technology Invades Amish Country
Technology Invades Amish Country
alanfreed


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Challenge: Technology (Classic Editing)
Collection: Misc Travel
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: Smicksburg, PA
Date: Nov 12, 2002
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Rural
Date Uploaded: Nov 16, 2002

This phone booth has always amused me. The Amish don't have electric, and they don't allow phones in homes, but they're allowed to use them outside. So there's this phone right smack in the middle of nowhere. I sat in the car for about half an hour waiting for a buggy to come by for this shot. By that time it was nearly dark and raining, so the exposure was less than super. But I'm hoping the irony of the shot will pull its weight a bit :)

Statistics
Place: 47 out of 179
Avg (all users): 5.6209
Avg (commenters): 6.3810
Avg (participants): 5.6508
Avg (non-participants): 5.5960
Views since voting: 1314
Votes: 277
Comments: 23
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11/24/2002 09:42:00 PM
I gave you a 10 i really like this I live in the country and this photo is great.
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11/23/2002 01:08:00 PM
Original idea.
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11/20/2002 09:48:00 PM
Very cute. How long did you have to wait for this shot?
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11/20/2002 09:02:00 PM
great shot and comparison.
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11/20/2002 03:21:00 PM
Nice juxaposition shot. Too bad the sky didn't co-operate, but who controls nature? 9 Swash
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11/20/2002 12:47:00 PM
I wonder if this shot was a matter of being in the right place at the right time, or if you planned it. Either way, your message is clear. And the irony is amusing.
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11/19/2002 10:34:00 PM
LOL! If only you could have had an amish person on the phone! Great photo!
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11/19/2002 10:26:00 PM
I like the idea behind the picture. My suggestions for improvement would be shooting when the sky is nicer, and on the creativity side perhaps trying another angle, such as shooting from as low as you possibly can, for instance.
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11/19/2002 09:06:00 PM
Sad but true. -7-
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11/19/2002 05:11:00 AM
A better day would've helped expose the horse and buggy better. It's really dark. General composition of the piece though is very nice. I like the contrast approach a lot. Good luck, Inspzil
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11/18/2002 11:30:00 PM
Very nice! Well done.
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11/18/2002 08:47:00 PM
Nice contrast...
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11/18/2002 08:37:00 PM
Great shot.
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11/18/2002 07:30:00 PM
Nice idea, tough lighting.
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11/18/2002 07:22:00 PM
Good eye. Job well done.
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11/18/2002 06:23:00 PM
Great shot. I was thinking; If the wagon had been standing still and if a person had been talking in the phone - but they don´t do that, do they? Good composition anyhow. High score. /carsten
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11/18/2002 03:45:00 PM
I wondered if there would be any Amish photos.To bad the horse and carriage blend into the background, this could be fixed with either a different angle or smaller depth of field. Also would have been funny if there were an Amish person on the phone :).
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11/18/2002 02:27:00 PM
Interesting and great concept!
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11/18/2002 12:34:00 PM
Nice shot. Wouldn't mind this hanging on my wall.
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11/18/2002 10:28:00 AM
Nice disparity of technology on display here. :)
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11/18/2002 09:06:00 AM
I love this. I'm from Georgia and whenever I get a chance I love to go to the Amish country in Ohio and visit their farms. I have several photos of them working their fields and driving their buggies. This is a fantastic shot. Just a tad dark, but can see it was a dark wet day. Considering the day the dark is excused and used for atmosphere. A really great 8 for this one. PTL
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11/18/2002 12:26:00 AM
don't forget gangs... notice the spray paint on the phone booth...
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