Amish Kids At Play

© Amy M. Wilson

Amish Kids At Play

Uploaded: December 03, 2009


First Place - February 2010


MELODIE C. ROBERTS December 03, 2009

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

Anita Hogue December 03, 2009

A beautiful capture of the moment Amy! #8188597

Michelle Alton December 03, 2009

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

Gord MacEachern December 03, 2009

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 level-deluxe December 03, 2009

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

Ann Coates level-classic December 03, 2009

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

Valentin M. Armianu December 03, 2009

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

Lynn M. Whitt December 03, 2009

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

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe December 03, 2009

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

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe December 03, 2009

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 December 03, 2009

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

Carol L. Fowler December 03, 2009

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

Alan L. Borror December 03, 2009

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

Stephen Zacker December 03, 2009

Super perspective and feeling this has #8188986

Courtenay Vanderbilt December 03, 2009

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

Jeana Clark December 03, 2009

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

~J~ #8189191

Leslie McLain level-deluxe December 03, 2009

Wonderful capture and effects, Amy. #8189194

Claudia Kuhn level-classic December 03, 2009

What a fun capture Amy, love it! #8189197

Amy M. Wilson December 03, 2009

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

ROLAN NARMAN December 03, 2009

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 December 03, 2009

Amy, wonderful capture and treatment! #8189627

Renee Doyle level-classic December 04, 2009

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 December 04, 2009

A wonderful happy capture Amy! #8189925

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe December 04, 2009

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

December 04, 2009

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

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic December 04, 2009

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

Amy M. Wilson December 04, 2009

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

Kathleen Brennan December 04, 2009

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

Debra R. Harder December 04, 2009

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

Dianna Murphy December 04, 2009

What a delightful image. #8190846

Nina Shields level-addict December 04, 2009

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 December 04, 2009

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

Aimee S. McMaster December 05, 2009

....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 December 05, 2009

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

Tommy E. Burgess December 05, 2009

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 December 07, 2009

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

Amy M. Wilson December 07, 2009

Thanks Tommy & Julie! #8198037

Judith G. Secco December 08, 2009

Amazing!! What a great capture! #8200575

Daniel Ruf December 09, 2009

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

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic December 09, 2009

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

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 26, 2010

WTG congratulations! #8483608

Nadia Paul March 26, 2010

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

Jeana Clark March 26, 2010

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

~J~ #8483990

Gord MacEachern March 26, 2010

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

Nikki McDonald level-classic March 26, 2010

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 level-deluxe March 26, 2010

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 March 26, 2010

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

Michelle Alton March 26, 2010

Very cool work, Amy. Congratulations! #8485082

Val Feldman level-deluxe March 26, 2010

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 March 26, 2010

Wonderful finalist, Amy! Congratulations. #8485186

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic March 26, 2010

Big congrats Amy. WTG.
JP #8485237

Patti Coblentz March 26, 2010

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

Patti #8485736

Robyn A. Terrell March 26, 2010

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

Avril Young March 27, 2010

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

Alan L. Borror March 27, 2010

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

MELODIE C. ROBERTS March 27, 2010

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 March 27, 2010

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

Vickie J. Jenkins March 27, 2010

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

Courtenay Vanderbilt March 27, 2010

Congratulations again, Amy!! #8487142

Mitch Spence level-classic March 27, 2010

Congratulations again, Amy. Wonderful image. #8487167

Debra R. Harder March 27, 2010

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 March 27, 2010

Spectacular Finalist! A winner indeed! #8487893

Anita Hogue March 27, 2010

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

Phyllis H. Burchett March 27, 2010

Great shot Amy, Congrats!! #8488651

Amy M. Wilson March 27, 2010

Thank you everyone! #8489048

Ann Coates level-classic March 27, 2010

Amazing Amy, congratulations on your finalist. #8489134

Renee Doyle level-classic March 27, 2010

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Amy!! #8489170

Dianna Murphy March 28, 2010

Fantastic image! Congratulations!!! #8491189

frank w. degenhardt level-classic March 28, 2010

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

Renee Doyle level-classic March 28, 2010

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

Erica Murphy level-deluxe March 28, 2010

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 28, 2010

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

Graham Robards level-classic March 28, 2010

FIRST PLACE. Excellent win Amy! ~Pat #8491977

Bojan Bencic level-classic March 28, 2010

Congratulations on your win, Amy! #8492028

Nikki McDonald level-classic March 28, 2010

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

Mary K. Robison March 29, 2010

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

Carrie M. Groseclose level-classic March 29, 2010

Huge Congratulations Amy on your outstanding WINNER!! #8492297

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe March 29, 2010

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

Lynn M. Whitt March 29, 2010

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

Michelle Alton March 29, 2010

A fabulous winner, Amy. Congratulations! #8492395

Alan L. Borror March 29, 2010

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

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe March 29, 2010

Congratulations Amy on your first place winner. #8492786

Anita Hogue March 29, 2010

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

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic March 29, 2010

Congratulations Amy.
JP #8492847

Julie Burnett March 29, 2010

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

Douglas Pignet March 29, 2010

WTG...Well done #8492883

Patti Coblentz March 29, 2010

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 March 29, 2010

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

Congratulations Amy!!! #8492933

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic March 29, 2010

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

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe March 29, 2010

Fantastic, Amy! #8493041

Courtenay Vanderbilt March 29, 2010

Way to go Amy!! BIG CONGRATULATIONS! #8493048

Avril Young March 29, 2010

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

Linda D. Lester level-classic March 29, 2010

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

Vickie J. Jenkins March 29, 2010

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

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic March 29, 2010

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

Sharon Smith level-classic March 29, 2010

Congrats on an awesome winner, Amy! #8493372

Michele Wetzel March 29, 2010


Congratulations on your well-deserved win!

Shelly #8493416

Jessica Jenney March 29, 2010

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

Amy M. Wilson March 29, 2010

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

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe March 29, 2010

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

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic March 29, 2010

Congrats, Amy! #8493564

Debra R. Harder March 29, 2010


Daniella Puente March 29, 2010

BIG CONGRATS Amy this is fabulous!!! #8493659

Phyllis H. Burchett March 29, 2010

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

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 29, 2010

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

jo ann c.

Diane Pignet March 29, 2010

Congrats! Well done. #8493953

Freddy Bland March 29, 2010

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

Hal Bambrick March 29, 2010

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

Carol L. Fowler March 29, 2010

WTG! Congrats! #8494620

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna March 29, 2010

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

frank w. degenhardt level-classic March 29, 2010

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

Sam Britt March 29, 2010

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

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe March 29, 2010

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 March 29, 2010

Amy - Congratulations!! - Mike #8495153

Valentin M. Armianu March 29, 2010

Congrats! Excellent work!! #8495239

Patrick Rouzes level-classic March 29, 2010

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

Amy M. Wilson March 29, 2010

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 level-classic March 29, 2010

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

Kathleen Brennan March 29, 2010

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

Tommy E. Burgess March 29, 2010

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

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 29, 2010

huge congrats on you amazing win! #8496214

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic March 29, 2010

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

UB. #8496258

Gord MacEachern March 30, 2010

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

Leslie McLain level-deluxe March 30, 2010

Congrats on this amazing big win, Amy. #8496775

Maria A. Gonzalez March 30, 2010

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

Daniel Ruf March 30, 2010

Congrats on this special image. #8496931

Marcel J. Fernandez March 30, 2010

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

Karen Bacon March 30, 2010

Congrats on this great winning image Amy! #8497306

Val Feldman level-deluxe March 30, 2010

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

Karen Celella level-deluxe March 30, 2010

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

Nadia Paul March 30, 2010

Congrats on this wonderful winner Amy! #8498162

Cindy Bendush level-classic March 30, 2010

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

David M. Montero March 31, 2010

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

Amy M. Wilson March 31, 2010

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 March 31, 2010

Congratulations Amy #8501013

Anne McKinnell April 01, 2010

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

Ruth E. Foster-Lindsay April 05, 2010

Congratulations Amy! This is a wonderful shot! #8512801

Nick Lagos April 06, 2010

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

Amy M. Wilson April 06, 2010

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

Paula Showen April 07, 2010

Love it! Congratulations! #8518409

Kelly S. Cavanaugh April 08, 2010

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

Christine Lobsinger level-classic April 10, 2010

Awesome textures and colours!! I LOVE IT!


Amy M. Wilson April 12, 2010

Thanks Paula, Kelly & Chris! #8528657

Kim Andelkovic April 26, 2010

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

Lisa B. North June 09, 2010

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 May 28, 2011

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 October 04, 2011

great capture #9716133

Chris Schlosser October 25, 2011

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

Alexandra Hankova September 23, 2013

Beautiful! Very belated congratulations. :-) #10851907

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