'You Git, You Git'

© William C. Raco

'You Git, You Git'

William C. Raco level-addict 3/22/2004 3:51:14 AM

This was taken last summer.
I was taking photos of the fence around this farm.
I began to hear yelling.
This Amish boy was approaching, shouting as he neared.

"You git, You git"
"No pictures, mister....you git"

I set the camera down and waited for him to come near.
I told him I was photographing the fence and not him.
It turned out that he was a very nice kid and we had a short chat.
I showed him some of the photos I had taken of other farms.

As I was leaving, he said,
"Mister, you can take a picture when I look away, okay?"
This is it. #109436

Patricia A. Kuniega 3/22/2004 4:01:02 AM

Great story Bill! I'm sure he saw that you respected the farms and his lifestyle. A splendid composition and a photo that speaks volumes. I love it! #439896

Allan L. Whitehead 3/22/2004 4:02:27 AM

Bill, I'm sorry I missed this one the first time around. Its a great photo and a wonderful story. I guess he felt "outa sight, outa mindů Extremely well done (as usual) - Allan #439898

Theresa McCloskey 3/22/2004 4:06:13 AM

nice story Bill - wonderful shot :-) #439904

Kathleen Clemons 3/22/2004 4:06:44 AM

I love the story nearly as much as I do the shot. :) #439905

Colleen Braun 3/22/2004 4:09:46 AM

what a great story and nice photo, thank you for respecting their culture... #439916

Joy Brown 3/22/2004 4:11:00 AM

Terrific shot (and story!) #439920

Rob Friedman 3/22/2004 4:11:26 AM

Excellent shot Bill! The composition is perfect, especially in light of the colorful story. #439921

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-addict 3/22/2004 4:30:09 AM

I remember it well. It's a great story, too! #439966

Kasia Elser level-addict 3/22/2004 4:49:24 AM

Nicely done! #439993

Sharon D. Waters level-addict 3/22/2004 5:04:11 AM

I Really love this Bill and your story too! #440016

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict 3/22/2004 5:10:44 AM

Great story, great shot Bill!!! #440033

Dorothy Neumann 3/22/2004 5:25:04 AM

I have a Mennonite friend who used to come to our dairy farm to buy raw milk. We had a swing set outside, and one day her two youngest children, in full Amish-style attire, were swinging. It was an adorable photo opportunity and I asked my friend for permission to take their picture. "No, no," she insisted. "No graven images are allowed." Being respectful of her beliefs, I let the opportunity pass. However, I have frequently thought since, how many of these special moments has she forgotten because they weren't captured on film at the time? #440059

Donna J. Taff 3/22/2004 5:30:21 AM

Great shot!!! #440070

Shirley L. Carpenter 3/22/2004 5:40:53 AM

I remember this one Bill!!!!I loved everything about it then and still do....Excellent!!! #440099

Karen Bacon level-addict 3/22/2004 5:42:52 AM

What a wonderful story and image bill! #440106

Donna W. Neal level-addict 3/22/2004 5:52:37 AM

Wonderful story Bill and GREAT picture! #440136

Dale Ann Cubbage level-addict 3/22/2004 6:34:30 AM

Great story to go with a great phot! #440215

Charlene Bayerle level-addict 3/22/2004 6:51:53 AM

This is wonderful Bill with great history!!! #440274

Gary O`Dell 3/22/2004 7:37:56 AM

Nice image Bill..Gary O #440361

Gene Spears 3/22/2004 7:48:45 AM

nice shot, Bill! and worth the trouble. I like the perspective from behind the grass. #440377

Lori Ditlefsen 3/22/2004 8:06:41 AM

Nice shot Bill. Must be resubmit day and BP! LOL #440419

Colette M. Metcalf 3/22/2004 10:16:31 AM

Wonderful shot, Bill!! #440598

Murry Grigsby 3/22/2004 12:41:20 PM

Still like the story and the image Bill :0) #440879

Karen Engelbreth 3/22/2004 1:30:48 PM

great story and great photo, bill! #440925

Michael Wehrman level-addict 3/22/2004 4:13:37 PM

Great image William #441196

Susan T. Evans level-addict 3/22/2004 4:13:45 PM


Patricia Marroquin level-addict 3/22/2004 4:32:26 PM

What a touching story! And a beautiful image! Thank you for sharing both with us, Bill! :-) #441232

Barbara Bergeron level-addict 3/22/2004 6:07:20 PM

Sorry I missed this one...beautiful image and story. Nice catch and composition. #441400

Paula Showen level-addict 3/22/2004 8:43:28 PM

I missed it the first time, too! I love the story! Great capture! #441565

Carol Brill 3/22/2004 8:57:08 PM

I loved your composition before and again now, Bill, with just enough detail in the horses and boy and hills exposed to recognize them...a nice parallel to the theme of the narrative! #441582

William C. Raco level-addict 3/23/2004 4:16:34 AM

Thank you all for the kind comments.

bill #441821

Gabriela Cunha level-addict 3/23/2004 10:55:45 AM

wow! wow! wow! beautiful! wonderful!
:) gy #442724

Brenda W. LaFleur level-addict 3/23/2004 7:48:04 PM

Great photo and story, Bill. Love it! The low perspective really adds to the image. Nice job! #443303

Stanley J. Contrades level-addict 4/12/2004 1:49:07 AM

I remember reading the story a number of times, Bill! Great job, and great win! Many Congratulations!!
Stan #474592

Karen Engelbreth level-addict 4/12/2004 2:15:10 AM

Many congratulations, bill! #474662

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-addict 4/12/2004 3:17:25 AM

Congrats, Bill!!!!!!!!!! #474790

Colleen Braun level-addict 4/12/2004 3:29:50 AM

congratulations Bill.. #474816

Rob Friedman level-addict 4/12/2004 3:31:27 AM

Congrats Bill!! #474820

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict 4/12/2004 3:58:01 AM

Congrats Bill - so glad this one is here! #474912

Claudia Kuhn level-addict 4/12/2004 4:51:08 AM

Missed this one the first time around. Congratulations Bill - it's wonderful! #475133

Kathleen Clemons 4/12/2004 5:17:29 AM

The man from Pennsylvania strikes again! Big congratulations, Mr. Bill. :) #475289

Kasia Elser 4/12/2004 5:25:57 AM

Congrats! #475347

Allan L. Whitehead 4/12/2004 6:02:28 AM

Bill, my dear friend, congratulations on of your three finalist selection for March. Good luck in the next round - your good friend, Allan #475596

Kelly Abernathy 4/12/2004 6:18:41 AM

Woo Hoo!! Congrats and good luck! I'm happy for you!! -K #475679

Donna J. Taff 4/12/2004 6:22:32 AM

Congratulation's, Bill!!! #475711

Gary O`Dell 4/12/2004 6:27:23 AM

Congratulations Bill..Gary O #475753

Michael Wehrman level-addict 4/12/2004 7:22:42 AM

Congrats William #476169

Susan T. Parady level-addict 4/12/2004 7:35:16 AM

Congratulations, Bill!!! #476242

Janice Forrest level-addict 4/12/2004 7:39:24 AM

Congratulations Bill. Love the photo and the story. #476266

Lori Ditlefsen level-addict 4/12/2004 8:13:15 AM

Congrats Bill! #476481

Carol Brill 4/12/2004 9:27:15 AM

Another resubmit victory!! Congratulations and best of luck, Bill! #476818

Dale Ann Cubbage 4/12/2004 10:21:40 AM

Congrats on this wonderful win Bill! #477134

Ellen Peach 4/12/2004 1:47:34 PM

Way to go, Bill, congrats on this wonderful image and all your other finalists....best of luck in the finals my friend! #477643

Colette M. Metcalf 4/12/2004 2:24:26 PM

Congrats to you, Bill!!! #477812

Murry Grigsby 4/12/2004 2:52:56 PM

Congrats on your win and terrific image Bill! #477924

Stephen Zacker 4/12/2004 3:36:26 PM

Well Done. Congratulations! #478131

Donna W. Neal 4/12/2004 4:33:11 PM

Congrats Bill...:) #478409

Nobu Nagase 4/12/2004 4:40:08 PM

Congratulatios, Bill!!!

I loved the story the first time and still love it!!! #478462

Susie Peek-Swint 4/12/2004 5:00:31 PM

Wonderful Bill -- many congrats!! #478569

Paula Showen 4/12/2004 6:13:09 PM

Loved the story AND the awesome capture, Bill! Congratulations! #478834

Ron Goldman 4/12/2004 6:56:36 PM

Congratulations Bill! #479062

Susan T. Evans 4/12/2004 7:40:20 PM


Darren K. Fisher level-addict 4/12/2004 9:57:20 PM

I remember this from WA along with the story, enjoyed just as much this time as I did the first. A BIG CONGRATS to you Bill. #479634

Jeff Robinson level-addict 4/13/2004 5:05:11 AM

What a great story..... COngrats Bill! Jeff #480119

Evy Johansen level-addict 4/13/2004 8:02:56 AM

Wonderful!!! Many congratulations! #480724

Patricia Marroquin 4/13/2004 9:55:02 AM

Congrats, Bill. Wonderful! :-) #480964

Francis Cailles 4/13/2004 12:19:36 PM

great image, and a wonderful story, Bill. I'm a big fan of your work...always a joy to see them. They all have a cheerful way about them...even your barns and fences look happy! :-) You must be a contented guy, as it just shines through in each of your images.

Goodness gracious...I counted 4 of your images making the finals this time..all very much deserving! we should just rename this site BillRaco.com :-) I was perusing your gallery, and have seen your images for April...makes me think twice about even submitting an entry this month!

anyway, congrats again on all the images making the finals...your images are truly inspiring! #481161

Elizabeth A. Zibas 4/13/2004 7:14:54 PM

Very nice Bill. I like the perspective on this one. Thanks for sharing the story too, it really makes this one for me. Wonderful. Congrats on all of your finalists this month. #481626

Brenda W. LaFleur level-addict 4/13/2004 9:47:26 PM

Congrats on your finalists this month, Bill....you kicked you know what! #481880

Robin L. Wehrman level-addict 4/16/2004 1:31:37 PM

Outstanding image, nice job. Congratulations on your finalist!!!!!!! Robin #487346

William C. Raco level-addict 4/16/2004 6:00:17 PM

wow, thanks!!
You folk are so kind and generous
It's very much appreciated.

bill #487767

Ed Heaton 5/13/2004 5:40:04 PM

Congratulations Willam... #534959

Donna J. Taff 5/13/2004 5:51:44 PM

Congratulation's Bill; Great job!!!! #535054

Lori Ditlefsen 5/13/2004 7:12:25 PM

Congrats Bill! #535682

William C. Raco level-addict 5/13/2004 7:15:17 PM

Thank you, very much.
This is a favorite shot of mine.
Glad you like it, too

bill #535709

Colleen Braun level-addict 5/14/2004 2:01:04 AM

congratulations Bill.. #536796

Kelly Heaton 7/19/2004 3:56:40 AM

Neat one..... #657086

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