7 responses to Sunday Afternoon in Ashland County, Ohio (10 Photos)
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    Comment on Sunday Afternoon in Ashland County, Ohio (10 Photos) (June 29th, 2018 at 07:35)

    I relaxed just reading the description. That is how Sunday was done in my childhood. Except for playing in Sunday best. We had to remove them and but on play clothes.

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    walter moreland
    Comment on Sunday Afternoon in Ashland County, Ohio (10 Photos) (June 29th, 2018 at 10:05)

    No place i would rather be

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    Loretta Shumpert
    Comment on Thank you (July 2nd, 2018 at 02:13)

    Thank you

    Very much appreciate your commentary and sharing your pictures. It’s interesting to see these homes when I’m used to Lancaster County homes. They all have their own charm.

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      Mike Sparks
      Comment on Sunday Afternoon in Ashland County (July 3rd, 2018 at 07:09)

      Sunday Afternoon in Ashland County

      Loretta,

      Thank you for your comments. Although it was a rainy day, it was still very peaceful and I was glad to get the shots I did. I am planning on going to Holmes County Ohio on Thursday this week, hoping to get some more great shots. Regards, Mike

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    Lisa Heutmaker
    Comment on Sunday Afternoon in Ashland County, Ohio (10 Photos) (July 5th, 2018 at 06:20)

    I am concerned to see this. Where I live my next door neighbors are amish and many of them surround us. They do not EVER want up to take their picture. Why was someone taking pictures of these people in the Ohio article. Did they know it was happening

    Thank You
    Lisa

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    Mike Sparks
    Comment on Sunday Afternoon in Ashland County Ohio (July 7th, 2018 at 11:14)

    Sunday Afternoon in Ashland County Ohio

    Lisa,

    I appreciate your comments on the photos I took in Ashland County. Certainly, I can appreciate your comments and I do understand that being photographed creates a “graven image” and that’s why the Amish don’t pose for pictures. I can assure you that during my visits to various communities, I certainly do not ask Amish to pose, but there are some pictures that I feel add to the story. The kids by the barn knew that I was taking the picture. On that same farmstead, there were a dozen men on the porch and I could have taken one of them, but opted to pass for the very reason you describe. The young girls walking down the road had no idea as their backs were turned to me the entire time. I am very respectful of their culture while trying to capture the beauty and innocence of their culture at the same time.

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      AJ
      Comment on Sunday Afternoon in Ashland County, Ohio (10 Photos) (July 7th, 2018 at 11:23)

      It makes it “better” that the girls had no idea because their backs were turned? Better because they don’t know a total stranger took their picture and posted it online? Don’t get me wrong — I have enjoyed “visiting” Amish communities vicariously through beautiful photos like yours, but I will admit I am rather uncomfortable in knowing some of the conservative Amish would be troubled to know they are on display like this. It’s a complex subject, I suppopse.

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