Amish Kids At Play

© Amy M. Wilson

Amish Kids At Play

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 12/3/2009 1:03:22 PM

Instant Favorite!!!
I Love This Amy!!
Full of Such Glee!!!!!!! #1212302

Anita Hogue 12/3/2009 1:18:52 PM

A beautiful capture of the moment Amy! #8188597

Michelle Alton 12/3/2009 1:40:53 PM

Instant favorite for me too, Amy. I've never seen anything like it! #8188629

Gord MacEachern 12/3/2009 2:09:02 PM

Really like this Amy , love the happiness here. The Mennonite/Amish around here always seem almost sad or solemn . Plus they don,t really like their picture taken. #8188682

Agnes Fegan 12/3/2009 2:17:27 PM

I love this one too Amy! They are really enjoying that fresh air! #8188705

Ann Coates 12/3/2009 2:40:04 PM

What a fantastic, happy and fun shot this is Amy. You really captured a great moment here. Another outstanding image. #8188789

Valentin M. Armianu 12/3/2009 2:41:41 PM

Beautiful capture, Amy!! Love the effect too!! #8188796

Lynn M. Whitt 12/3/2009 2:42:01 PM

Absolutely fantastic capture!!!! Love it. #8188799

Jeff Robinson 12/3/2009 3:20:19 PM

What a great image - Very nice work Amy! Jeff #8188877

Marilyn Cornwell 12/3/2009 3:23:54 PM

Amy - this is a spectacular image!!!

It's full of vibrant living - which is what the Amish are about (being from Mennonite background they play a lot even when they frown).

Thanks so much! #8188882

Amy M. Wilson 12/3/2009 3:26:57 PM

Thanks so much Melodie, Anita, Michelle, Gord, Agnes, Ann, Valentin, Lynn, Jeff & Marilyn! #8188888

Carol L. Fowler 12/3/2009 3:51:48 PM

Kids will be kids- no matter the religion or nationality! Great shot of the bunch! #8188920

Alan L. Borror 12/3/2009 4:12:40 PM

A fav! Amazing image, Amy! I think this is a winner! #8188979

Stephen Zacker 12/3/2009 4:14:21 PM

Super perspective and feeling this has #8188986

Courtenay Vanderbilt 12/3/2009 5:37:42 PM

What a fun image, Amy! Great POV, stop-action and treatment! #8189171

Jeana Clark 12/3/2009 5:45:08 PM

The happiness that can be seen here is definately a treasure!!
Awesome action... and FUN!!!
Terrific treatment as well!!!

~J~ #8189191

Leslie McLain 12/3/2009 5:46:31 PM

Wonderful capture and effects, Amy. #8189194

Claudia Kuhn 12/3/2009 5:47:15 PM

What a fun capture Amy, love it! #8189197

Amy M. Wilson 12/3/2009 8:26:10 PM

Thanks Carol, Alan, Stephen, Courtenay, Jeana, Leslie & Claudia! #8189477

ROLAN NARMAN 12/3/2009 8:49:43 PM

Wow! I've never seen Amish kids this energetic! They were pretty passive when I was there years ago! Times changed! Fantastic capture and treatment as usual Amy! #8189540

Maria Coulson 12/3/2009 9:26:46 PM

Amy, wonderful capture and treatment! #8189627

Renee Doyle 12/4/2009 12:32:15 AM

This is such a wonderfully captured moment Amy!!! Fantastic low pov and freezing of all the action and your treatment is perfect!! #8189783

Karen Bacon 12/4/2009 2:43:09 AM

A wonderful happy capture Amy! #8189925

Ellen Hodges 12/4/2009 4:31:00 AM

This wonderful image and happy mood are soooo awesome, Amy!! #8190051

Walter H. Wiesbeck 12/4/2009 5:00:49 AM

Grear capture of this happy moment,Amy!!!! #8190158

Mary Beth Aiello 12/4/2009 7:31:56 AM

Amy -- Just love the comp and low POV. So well done. Love it. #8190487

Amy M. Wilson 12/4/2009 7:52:50 AM

Thanks so very much Rolan, Maria, Renee, Karen, Ellen, Walter, Sabrina & Mary Beth! #8190533

Kathleen Brennan 12/4/2009 8:03:29 AM

This is really a really great, joyous image! #8190548

Debra R. Harder 12/4/2009 9:45:32 AM

OMG!!! BRILLIANT!! This is going right into my favorites, Amy. LOVE THIS!! Deb #8190778

Dianna Murphy 12/4/2009 10:04:10 AM

What a delightful image. #8190846

Nina Shields 12/4/2009 12:14:09 PM

Amy, another one for my "favorites" file! When I have the time I want to read back through your posts to see how you got this amazing opportunity; I was under the impression that photography was not really welcomed in these communities. We have certainly benefited from your good fortune; terrific work! #8191077

Amy M. Wilson 12/4/2009 2:21:50 PM

Thanks Kathleen, Deb, Dianna & Nina; I was just in the right place at the right time! #8191319

Aimee S. McMaster 12/5/2009 4:56:50 AM

....excellent image what you've done with joyful & of my all time favorite photographers is Bill Coleman, one of the few allowed to photograph the Amish on a continual basis...
I'm sure you'll enjoy his work...Aimee #8192667

Amy M. Wilson 12/5/2009 7:33:54 AM

Thanks, Aimee! There are actually several Amish photographers (Bill included) whose work I have long been a fan of! #8192965

Tommy E. Burgess 12/5/2009 11:51:56 PM

Fantastic moment and capture Amy!! I really like your choice of composing from a low POV. I think it really highlights the children at play very well. Well seen and captured!! #8194882

Julie Burnett 12/7/2009 4:29:33 AM

This is so incredible, Amy!! Fantastic capture!! #8197530

Amy M. Wilson 12/7/2009 7:08:53 AM

Thanks Tommy & Julie! #8198037

Judith G. Secco 12/8/2009 5:52:58 AM

Amazing!! What a great capture! #8200575

Daniel Ruf 12/9/2009 3:54:06 AM

What a great capture and post processing work. The POV is right on and really makes this live. #8202902

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 12/9/2009 8:00:20 AM

Great moment well captured Amy. Love everything about it.
JP #8203567

Stefania Barbier 3/26/2010 3:07:53 PM

WTG congratulations! #8483608

Nadia Paul 3/26/2010 3:15:14 PM

This is wonderful Amy - congrats on your finalist! #8483681

Jeana Clark 3/26/2010 3:53:32 PM

Excellent effects and comp!!!
Good Luck In The Next Round!!!!

~J~ #8483990

Gord MacEachern 3/26/2010 4:34:00 PM

Congratulations on this treasure of a finalist Amy!! #8484279

Nikki McDonald 3/26/2010 4:40:25 PM

Can't think of an adjective that hasn't already been over-used in praise of this spectacular capture, Amy. Good job :)
Congratulations on the finalist and very good luck in the next round. Making it a favorite -- along with many others, I'll bet. #8484337

Marilyn Cornwell 3/26/2010 4:48:48 PM

This is such an image of hope, inspiration and excitement for living! I want it to stay alive and hope it becomes the top place winner for this month! #8484405

Jessica Jenney 3/26/2010 5:43:03 PM

Congratulations, Amy on your fantastic finalist! Good luck! #8484826

Michelle Alton 3/26/2010 6:11:59 PM

Very cool work, Amy. Congratulations! #8485082

Val Feldman 3/26/2010 6:21:37 PM

How can you look at this and not break into an ear-to-ear grin???!! Fantastic work, Amy...a pictorial of sheer happiness! Well done and congrats to you with all my best in the upcoming round!!! #8485184

Stan J. Bendkowski 3/26/2010 6:21:58 PM

Wonderful finalist, Amy! Congratulations. #8485186

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 3/26/2010 6:28:24 PM

Big congrats Amy. WTG.
JP #8485237

Patti Coblentz 3/26/2010 7:48:05 PM

So fun and animated...this is just fantastic, Amy!!! Congratulations!!

Patti #8485736

Robyn A. Terrell 3/26/2010 8:34:55 PM

I didn't see this one in your gallery, wonderful! So much fun! Love your presentaion. Congrats #8485867

Avril Young 3/27/2010 1:00:04 AM

congrats on your your work is out of this this one...your DD work is outstanding... #8486222

Alan L. Borror 3/27/2010 4:12:50 AM

I missed this one, Amy! Congratulations on the finalist and what should be a winner. #8486456

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 3/27/2010 4:17:50 AM

A tough choice deciding between this and the bears ;0)

Congratulations on ALL of your finalists Amy!!

I'm Rooting with the kids on this one!! #8486471

Amy M. Wilson 3/27/2010 5:08:46 AM

Thanks everyone for all the lovely comments!!! #8486603

Vickie J. Jenkins 3/27/2010 5:48:24 AM

Amy, this is amazing. I missed it the first time through. Congratulations. #8486698

Courtenay Vanderbilt 3/27/2010 8:15:25 AM

Congratulations again, Amy!! #8487142

Mitch Spence 3/27/2010 8:21:17 AM

Congratulations again, Amy. Wonderful image. #8487167

Debra R. Harder 3/27/2010 10:08:44 AM

This is one of my favorites, Amy! This has to be a GOLD winner. Love, love, love this!! Congratulations again!! Deb #8487579

Carol L. Fowler 3/27/2010 11:53:18 AM

Spectacular Finalist! A winner indeed! #8487893

Anita Hogue 3/27/2010 2:14:28 PM

You are so very talented, Amy! This is outstanding!
Congratulations #8488143

Phyllis H. Burchett 3/27/2010 5:25:16 PM

Great shot Amy, Congrats!! #8488651

Amy M. Wilson 3/27/2010 8:52:48 PM

Thank you everyone! #8489048

Ann Coates 3/27/2010 10:28:22 PM

Amazing Amy, congratulations on your finalist. #8489134

Renee Doyle 3/27/2010 11:08:28 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Amy!! #8489170

Dianna Murphy 3/28/2010 5:05:32 PM

Fantastic image! Congratulations!!! #8491189

frank w. degenhardt 3/28/2010 6:36:56 PM

Fantastic capture. Love them having fun. Congratulations on the Finalist my friend. #8491504

Renee Doyle 3/28/2010 9:15:20 PM

WTG Amy!!! Congratulations to you on this excellent First Place Winner!!! #8491873

Erica Murphy 3/28/2010 9:15:32 PM

AMY!!! Congratulations on your wonderful, wonderful FIRST PLACE WINNER!! Such a great shot! #8491875

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 3/28/2010 9:30:19 PM

Such a creative and wonderful action capture Amy. A huge congratulations on your BIG win! #8491911

Graham Robards 3/28/2010 9:49:23 PM

FIRST PLACE. Excellent win Amy! ~Pat #8491977

Bojan Bencic 3/28/2010 10:28:06 PM

Congratulations on your win, Amy! #8492028

Nikki McDonald 3/28/2010 10:57:20 PM

Congratulations on your well-deserved first place win, Amy. #8492094

Mary K. Robison 3/29/2010 12:40:47 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned First Place Winner, Amy! #8492181

Carrie M. Groseclose 3/29/2010 1:20:26 AM

Huge Congratulations Amy on your outstanding WINNER!! #8492297

Agnes Fegan 3/29/2010 1:55:36 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Amy ... terrific winning image!!!! #8492322

Lynn M. Whitt 3/29/2010 2:16:34 AM

A big congratulations on this great winning image... #8492352

Michelle Alton 3/29/2010 2:53:27 AM

A fabulous winner, Amy. Congratulations! #8492395

Alan L. Borror 3/29/2010 3:31:01 AM

Congratulations on a well deserved first place winner, Amy! This is special! #8492503

Tammy M. Anderson 3/29/2010 4:46:03 AM

Congratulations Amy on your first place winner. #8492786

Anita Hogue 3/29/2010 4:50:22 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!!! #8492800

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 3/29/2010 4:57:30 AM

Congratulations Amy.
JP #8492847

Julie Burnett 3/29/2010 5:00:38 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Amy!! I'm so happy for you!! A FANTASTIC first place winner!! #8492870

Douglas Pignet 3/29/2010 5:02:23 AM

WTG...Well done #8492883

Patti Coblentz 3/29/2010 5:04:08 AM

This image was an instant favorite for me the minute I saw it...congratulations on your first place win, Amy...wonderful!!!

Patti #8492891

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 3/29/2010 5:12:40 AM

I was expecting this to be The Grand Prize Winner!! ;0)

Congratulations Amy!!! #8492933

Judy V. Kennamer 3/29/2010 5:17:32 AM

Congrats on this gorgeous winner Amy!!!! #8492958

Marilyn Cornwell 3/29/2010 5:34:45 AM

Fantastic, Amy! #8493041

Courtenay Vanderbilt 3/29/2010 5:35:53 AM

Way to go Amy!! BIG CONGRATULATIONS! #8493048

Avril Young 3/29/2010 5:39:36 AM

congrats on your winners...well done Amy... #8493070

Linda D. Lester 3/29/2010 5:48:08 AM

Awesome....Congratulations on your win!! :) #8493102

Vickie J. Jenkins 3/29/2010 6:06:35 AM

GREAT BIG CONGRATS! This is one of my all time favorites. #8493189

Mary Beth Aiello 3/29/2010 6:26:39 AM

The exuberance in this photo is contagious, Amy. An absolutely spectacular capture. Huge huge congrats on this outstanding GOLD. WTG. #8493269

Sharon Smith 3/29/2010 7:04:11 AM

Congrats on an awesome winner, Amy! #8493372

Michele Wetzel 3/29/2010 7:17:48 AM


Congratulations on your well-deserved win!

Shelly #8493416

Jessica Jenney 3/29/2010 7:50:01 AM

Congratulations, Amy on your fantastic First Place Winner! #8493539

Amy M. Wilson 3/29/2010 7:51:50 AM

Thanks so much everyone, I appreciate your comments SO much!!! #8493547

Ellen Hodges 3/29/2010 7:54:08 AM

Huge congrats on a superb winner, Amy!!!! Yeah!! #8493560

Shelly A. Van Camp 3/29/2010 7:55:44 AM

Congrats, Amy! #8493564

Debra R. Harder 3/29/2010 8:08:55 AM


Daniella Puente 3/29/2010 8:18:18 AM

BIG CONGRATS Amy this is fabulous!!! #8493659

Phyllis H. Burchett 3/29/2010 8:33:47 AM

Amy!! So happy for you, Congratulations on your fabulous FIRST PLACE WIN!! #8493766

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/29/2010 9:02:07 AM

Congratulations on this awesome, well deserved 1st Place win Amy!

jo ann c.

Diane Pignet 3/29/2010 9:22:57 AM

Congrats! Well done. #8493953

Freddy Bland 3/29/2010 11:34:51 AM

A gorgeous First Place, Amy!!!! Huge Congratulations to you!!! #8494316

Hal Bambrick 3/29/2010 12:14:19 PM

Excellent Capture AND BIGTIME CONGRATS Amy!!!!!!!!!!!. #8494465

Carol L. Fowler 3/29/2010 1:20:57 PM

WTG! Congrats! #8494620

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 3/29/2010 2:02:03 PM

WTG on this wonderful winn, Amy!!! :-) k #8494734

frank w. degenhardt 3/29/2010 4:19:41 PM

Amy- Congratulations on the First Place Win for this amazing work of art. Way to go my friend. #8494981

Sam Britt 3/29/2010 5:00:14 PM

Big Congrats on your First Place Win, Amy!! #8495082

R. J. Laudenbacher 3/29/2010 5:09:00 PM

WTG Amy!!!!! A great big.......
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S to you for this outstanding FIRST place win. I am so happy for you, my is just the beginning of many many more coming your way. I am sure of it!!!!! Just outstanding!!!!!!! #8495118

Michael Umbreit 3/29/2010 5:17:06 PM

Amy - Congratulations!! - Mike #8495153

Valentin M. Armianu 3/29/2010 5:34:34 PM

Congrats! Excellent work!! #8495239

Patrick Rouzes 3/29/2010 5:56:01 PM

Hey Amy, CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved Gold Medal Winner! WTG! #8495323

Amy M. Wilson 3/29/2010 7:15:16 PM

Wow, what an exciting and extremely busy day - I'm just thrilled!!! Thanks so much to Better Photo and for all your generous comments!! ;o) #8495716

Ann Coates 3/29/2010 7:53:43 PM

I'm so excited for you to see this get GOLD. Congratulations Amy. #8495839

Kathleen Brennan 3/29/2010 8:26:51 PM

Wow, Amy WTG! I am so pleased and happy you won a first! #8495910

Tommy E. Burgess 3/29/2010 10:15:12 PM

Huge congratulations on your fantastic and well deserved 1st plae win Amy!!! WTG!! #8496102

Stefania Barbier 3/29/2010 11:16:09 PM

huge congrats on you amazing win! #8496214

Usman M. Bajwa 3/29/2010 11:40:54 PM

WTG Amy. Huge CONGRATZ. on fetching the top Gold in this Category!

UB. #8496258

Gord MacEachern 3/30/2010 3:14:01 AM

Sure looks good in GOLD Amy WTG!!!!!!
Fabulous FIRST!!!! #8496558

Leslie McLain 3/30/2010 4:23:44 AM

Congrats on this amazing big win, Amy. #8496775

Maria A. Gonzalez 3/30/2010 4:57:21 AM

Congratulations on your win,Amy..This is a beautiful portrait and a fun image..Very well captured...Love the expressions.. #8496870

Daniel Ruf 3/30/2010 5:22:07 AM

Congrats on this special image. #8496931

Marcel J. Fernandez 3/30/2010 7:04:25 AM

Congratulations, Amy on your two fine Winning images. #8497285

Karen Bacon 3/30/2010 7:10:40 AM

Congrats on this great winning image Amy! #8497306

Val Feldman 3/30/2010 8:00:15 AM

Deserved, deserved, deserved!! Happy to see this with a wonderful First Place Gold badge...You are amazing, PA Lady! Congrats!! #8497451

Karen Celella 3/30/2010 9:13:57 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful story telling, fun, first place winner Amy! #8497679

Nadia Paul 3/30/2010 1:53:19 PM

Congrats on this wonderful winner Amy! #8498162

Cindy Bendush 3/30/2010 10:16:30 PM

Big congrats on this fun and fabulous 1st place winner Amy! #8499124

David M. Montero 3/31/2010 10:35:14 AM

Outstanding capture Amy. Congratulations!!! Well deserved. #8500574

Amy M. Wilson 3/31/2010 11:51:56 AM

Thanks so very much everyone! I've been very busy and haven't been able to be online much but hopefully I can again soon! #8500684

Stephen Zacker 3/31/2010 3:44:56 PM

Congratulations Amy #8501013

Anne McKinnell 4/1/2010 4:03:00 PM

Great moment and I really like your use of textures. Congratulations on your first place win!! #8503516

Ruth E. Foster-Lindsay 4/5/2010 5:17:51 PM

Congratulations Amy! This is a wonderful shot! #8512801

Nick Lagos 4/6/2010 6:38:41 AM

Congratulations on winning the big Gold Amy...a really outstanding image... #8514393

Amy M. Wilson 4/6/2010 7:13:15 AM

Thanks so much Stephen, Anne, Ruth & Nick! #8514471

Paula Showen 4/7/2010 8:09:05 PM

Love it! Congratulations! #8518409

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 4/8/2010 8:19:22 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic first place win, Amy!! #8519847

Christine Lobsinger 4/10/2010 8:09:56 PM

Awesome textures and colours!! I LOVE IT!


Amy M. Wilson 4/12/2010 8:31:56 AM

Thanks Paula, Kelly & Chris! #8528657

Kim Andelkovic 4/26/2010 5:23:45 PM

Just beautiful.....leaves you with a good feeling ;-) #8571612

Lisa B. North 6/9/2010 6:53:30 AM

You have done a wonderful & creative job with this winner! Love the effects. I go up to the Finger Lakes in NY state many times a year and we have been learning a lot about the Amish there. Congrats! #8681892

Chris Ebben 5/28/2011 3:38:32 PM

Belated Congratulations on your Big Win!! Well done. As you said, you were in the right place at the right time. When in Pennsylvania, we had such a good time talking to some of the Amish people, but didn't get many pictures. No digital camera then!! Great work=^..^= #9432904

Robert Jensen 10/4/2011 12:30:29 PM

great capture #9716133

Chris Schlosser 10/25/2011 6:01:05 AM

Great capture, Amy! I love the expressions on their faces. Belated congrats on your well deserved win :) #9761128

Alexandra Hankova 9/23/2013 12:00:24 PM

Beautiful! Very belated congratulations. :-) #10851907

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First Place - February 2010

Uploaded on 12/3/2009 12:43:59 PM

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Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera

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