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Boys on Hay Bales

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 3 May 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.


May, 2011
St.Jacobs, Ontario

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/400 second F/8.0 ISO 400 75 mm


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Magnificent return in the time ! Phil

3 May 2011 5:54am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Wow, like musical notes. I really like this.

3 May 2011 6:06am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

An image you made in the 30's/40's? ;-)))
Great scenary!

3 May 2011 6:44am

@Gérard Beullac: right these days in 2011 ;) many thanks !

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

And every one with a cloth cap, it looks as if it is from a bygone era. I get the impression they are having a very good time and watching a game or they are at some sort of agricultural show. Love the composition.

3 May 2011 6:46am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

You make me think of the classic social photos, great composition and b/w

3 May 2011 6:50am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Superb in every detail. As Christine sas it looks like you've time travelled. I like the fact that they are looking in so many different directions

3 May 2011 6:57am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Great shot!

3 May 2011 7:05am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

On a l'impression d'une image sortie d'un album de famille dans les années 1950 ! Très jolie scène ! Bonne journée Mariana

3 May 2011 7:09am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What an amazing sight . . like others here, I feel the sense of time-warp as well as what it carries in deeper meaning.

3 May 2011 7:15am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Back in time, classic photo nice to watch

3 May 2011 7:22am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

great picture !

3 May 2011 7:43am

klaus from Kufstein, Austria

hi marianna, it really seems to be a shot from the past! perhaps in the early post-war years!
such an appealing theme and processing! i like it a lot!

3 May 2011 7:55am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

I'd think in an old social photography ... If not for the hay bales in modern format.
Good presentation

3 May 2011 8:09am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

This is amazing, looks like a film set.

3 May 2011 8:18am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Seem they are enjoying a lot...nice shot.

3 May 2011 8:24am

guillaume from Paris, France

Cool shot !!

3 May 2011 8:25am

Frida from Sweden

Great shot It looks like an old movie shot.

3 May 2011 8:26am

30065 - Javier Martín from Barcelona, Spain

Dorothea Lange is your alterego. Great!

3 May 2011 8:37am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

An image of yesteryear! Very beautiful composition. Good day.

3 May 2011 9:02am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

How big these bales are ! Interesting capture.

3 May 2011 9:09am

PATRICK from miramas, France


3 May 2011 9:14am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

strong B&W image here today

3 May 2011 9:50am

Thomas from Paris, France

nice composition. There are so much details and things to see. Congrats!

3 May 2011 10:23am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

trés belle scéne!

3 May 2011 10:53am

franz from Baden, Austria

the 4H club on a hay ride in the 60s or 70s ?!? you have us all puzzled here, mariana, with this intriguing shot!

3 May 2011 11:09am

@franz: taken last weekend in St.Jacobs - mostly Mennonite community ;) Many thanks Franz !

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Looks like you happened upon a Menonite gathering Mariana! Well seen and captured! ;-)

3 May 2011 11:41am

Babzy from Besançon, France

it looks like the scene were shot a long times ago ! Great capture

3 May 2011 11:57am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Another interesting picture from your amish series. I like this one, there are all this boys just everywhere around the place. Wonderful capture!

3 May 2011 12:18pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Ha! Great shot! Definitely a timeless image this one.

3 May 2011 12:44pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

superbe scène des temps passés !! excellente compo et B/W !!!

3 May 2011 12:50pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Superb Mariana!

3 May 2011 1:32pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wow ...Very impressiv ,a superb photo !

3 May 2011 2:18pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Excellent B&W treatment. Beautiful and complex scene.

3 May 2011 2:29pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wonderful !!! I really like the old feeling in this gorgeous b&w. Have a lovely day :)

3 May 2011 2:39pm

Zus from Osaka, Japan

Cool boys. Looks like as if they are from the old era or a scene of classic movie indeed!

3 May 2011 2:41pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Amazing capture! It has a wonderful timeless feeling that I really enjoy in black and white especially, and of course with Amish people that feeling is already there to be captured, which you have done so well. Have a great day. Raining like crazy here.

3 May 2011 3:08pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Another great B&W shot from your amish series ... Image of past, so classical. Love it , Mariana. :)

3 May 2011 3:12pm

STEED from D, France

GrEat one........Love it ....

3 May 2011 3:39pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful back in time... Bw is perfect for this subject.

3 May 2011 4:04pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle compo nostalgique superbe ces bottes de paielle en rond, ces personnage, grandisoe.

Bravo et amitié


3 May 2011 4:34pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

I'm not alone in being intrigued by this Mennonite community activity.
A rich and lovely shot....wonderful deep black and white !!

3 May 2011 5:45pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a processed image has the "old" great post processing!
Five stars, mariana, a great shot!

3 May 2011 6:15pm

@marc battault: image is only in BW ... processing has nothing to do with retro feel ;)) That is Amish community and they looks like that :) Thanks Mark .

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

What a shot ! Well done

3 May 2011 6:16pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Wow Mariana!! This shot looks like it's taken in 1930.... Wonderful composition and great work lady!!

3 May 2011 6:28pm

Marco Carbocci from Paris, France

A scene which seems to go out quite straight ahead of a novel of Steinbeck. In English, I could not, but I see at least one thousand exciting stories to be told by looking at this image.

3 May 2011 6:33pm

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

it seems you manage to be at the right time in the right place! Really nice!

3 May 2011 7:08pm

Binchy from VIENNE, France

Très joli cliché en noir et blanc !

3 May 2011 7:09pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful capture, looks like a good ole time!

3 May 2011 7:16pm

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Une belle image champêtre , un petit coté amusant quand on voit tous ces jeunes perchés sur les ballots de paille

3 May 2011 7:17pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

****************************mariana. the best

3 May 2011 7:41pm

Phil Morris from Canada

Do you know if these boys and men were working for a farmer or some group?
The shot is most intriguing and I am dying to know more. Superb photo.

3 May 2011 7:53pm

@Phil Morris: last weekend there was the horses auction in St. Jacobs farmers market :) for my eyes and my camera it was a real spectacle ! thx Phil .

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Like giant rolls of shredded wheat....what a fascinating scene, Mariana -I truly love this one! All the best!

3 May 2011 7:57pm

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Reading the comments was fascinated that this is a modern photo. It looks like something from a bygone era. Nice one

3 May 2011 8:28pm

@Graham Russon: I do not think that anybody was talking about modern photo . It could not be as any other where Amish people are shooted ;) Thanks Graham .

Still from Valence, France

Awesome scene!

3 May 2011 8:48pm

RSB from Portland, OR, United States

Your B&W treatment makes this pic timeless. Great job!

3 May 2011 9:04pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Nice shot Mariana. The Amish & Mennonites are to be admired for their hard work & sensible ways. A good friend of mine from Clinton Ont. always said the Mennonites were the best farmers. Your photo of these young people would indicates that the tradition will continue.

3 May 2011 9:36pm

R.J.Dee from Ettlingen, Germany

Rolling home, rolling home ... reminds me to the past when we used to hide under stacks of new moan hay ;-)

3 May 2011 9:38pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

These guys had a good school field trip, it seems. You got a great shot of them.

3 May 2011 9:55pm

Damien from Le Havre, France

Wow !!!
Quel cliché !
C'est beau. Ton noir et blanc est parfaitement maîtrisé.
Sans ton indication, il serait difficile de dater cette photo : elle a quelque chose d'intemporel ;-)

3 May 2011 10:06pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful. you gotta love those hats

3 May 2011 10:30pm

kgoks from Kanagawa, Japan

great shot!

3 May 2011 11:34pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Looks like these kids were having a great time playing on these large bales of hay. Great textures seen in the hay as well.

4 May 2011 12:23am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

looks like a blast from the past! beautiful catch.. :)

4 May 2011 1:48am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I love this! Excellent timeless feel to it.

4 May 2011 1:50am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

I'm glad bucking bales in my youth involved much smaller bales

4 May 2011 2:36am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

A very vintage image in this wonderful B&W treatment!!!!

4 May 2011 3:07am

rafafotografia from Madrid, Spain

Congratulations, a great moment.

4 May 2011 4:48am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Classic photo! Well done Mariana!

4 May 2011 11:11am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Such a wonderfully timeless scene. Boys will be boys!

4 May 2011 12:19pm

Oscar from barcelona, Spain

Is the ARMY? If a bale is dropped, the image must be great with all the guys falling down

4 May 2011 7:57pm

Gérard Méry from saint cyr sur loire, France

des enfants de la balle

4 May 2011 8:58pm

Anita from Bretagne, France

Magnifique et étonnante photo intemporel....... Un N&B grandiose

5 May 2011 3:17pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

A timeless shot with so much going on. Just wonderful!

5 May 2011 5:31pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Cool shot of this joyfull scene.
Have a nice day.

6 May 2011 9:36am

Gipsy Ele from Basauri, Spain

..AWESOME Mariana..

6 May 2011 9:57am

Ddo from France

j'adore cette photo qui nous replonge dans le temps de nos grands parents.

7 May 2011 7:46am

1/400 second
ISO 400
75 mm