Talking Pictures
Life Outside The Fast Lane

Driving along busy US 50, I decided to stop in a small town in the Amish country of the Midwest. Spotting the mural on the side of the old building, I parked and grabbed my camera. My wife urged me to hurry as the real horse and buggy might leave. Hopping out of the van, I set the camera up as I hustled to get in position to frame the shot before something could change. Nothing says peaceful rural scene like a tour bus barging into the frame. The horse, standing patiently in his harness, turned toward me as if to say, “slow down, it’s all right.” A couple of deep breaths of cold air and I felt the tension of the road ease out of my shoulders as the calm scene settled into my consciousness.
—Norman Cline
Mt. Carmel, IL

Technical Info: Photo taken with a Nikon D90 and an 18-200mm lens. Exposure was f/8 at 1⁄30 sec.
© 2010, Norman Cline, All Rights Reserved

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