Laundry Day

 Before I get into my fence post I want to give a "shout out" to a new blogger, my friend Ryan over at RA Ranch Berkshires.  He has some fantastic images but is a bit shy about blog socializing so not a lot of people are seeing his beautiful images.  If you have a few minutes, please visit the links i have below to see a few samples of his work.  Then perhaps if you are interested you can follow along. I know how discouraging it was for me when I first started out and it seemed no one was seeing my post'. Thanks in advance for looking and following.

Oh and thanks to all my wonderful followers and your faithful comments, I sure do appreciate each one.

http://raranchberks.blogspot.com/2014/10/various-pictures.html

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Another find from my trip to Big Valley this past Saturday, an Amish clothesline. I found so many images I want to share with you.

I've titled this one "Laundry Day"




I wanted this image to have an "old" feel to it so once again I added a vintage effect to the second one.

Does it feel "old"?  Which one do you prefer?


Stop over and visit the ranch to see more fence interpretations.

Comments

Carola Bartz said…
Both pictures are beautiful - there is something soothing about laundry hanging on a line. Your processing is excellent, I really like what you did. Yes, I do think it has an "old" feel - beautifully done!
Debbie said…
oohhhh the old fashioned dryer, so reminds me of days gone by.

both pictures are really exceptional!!!
Susan (ABON) said…
My Mom used a clothesline when I was growing up. I was often responsible for gathering the dry clothing and folding them. I remember the fresh scent of them... Nice photos, Felicia! Thanks for the memory ;)
Susan (ABON) said…
By the way, thank you for sharing the link to Ryan's blog...great photos indeed!
Karen S. said…
Oh my I do like what you've done to the place! Both shots are stunning. I'll check out your friend's post too!
TexWisGirl said…
what a great scene! yes, ra ranch shares some GREAT photos! i just followed him last night. :)
I love both pictures but prefer the 'original one'. Don't know why. That's just me. I'll check out your friends blog. I remember those 'new' days when you think you are the only one blogging!!
don said…
It does feel old and has a certain charm with those colors. The first one I like for its realism.
Primitive Stars said…
Morning Felicia, beautiful pictures, I love them both. Blessings Francine.
Marie said…
I like them both. Great shot and treatment! Boy, there are a LOT of white shirts on that line! :-) Saw Berkshires blogpost earlier and so commented on the other link now as well. He has some beautiful shots!
Montanagirl said…
Beautiful photo, I like them both, but that vintage version is a prize winner!
Cheryl @ TFD said…
They are both beautiful photos, but I think I prefer the first one. My first thought when I saw it was that it looked like a scene from days gone by! Love it!
Linda W. said…
The vintage look is cool, but I like your first shot better.
Sandra said…
i love a good clothesline shot and this is one.. looks like this is all the man of the house shirts... i like both the old and the new. my hubby is from Bucks county PA Amish country
EG CameraGirl said…
I like the top photo better because I like how clean and fresh the laundry looks.
magnoliasntea said…
That is one really good photograph! Love the vintage feel you gave to it, as well. Lovely blog you have here.
Ida said…
Well I'm afraid I won't be much help because I liked both shots for different reasons. What a great scene you discovered.

Also I did visit your friends blog and liked it very much.
Mascha said…
Oh yeah, it's an nostalgic feeling... in both pictures, I think.
(By the way: I'm using a long clothesline too and I like that more than the modern clothes dryers, what all the neighbors have)
Now I go to visit your friend, thanks for the tip :-)
I love the way you made the second shot vintage.
Gosia k said…
At my place only in the villages you can see laundry day not at cities..
Phil Slade said…
I think I prefer the top one Felicia. Someone has been very busy putting all that washing out in one go - a big family to wash for I guess?
Hi Felicia, great pictures! That's a lot of clothes! Sorry I can't decide which is better, like both :)

I went to visit your friend's blog, he does have good stuff in there! I will follow him.
RA Berks said…
Hey, THANKS SO MUCH! I very much appreciate the shout out! So many nice people in the world! I have received some super nice comments and new followers! I also have been seeing lots of GREAT photos from all over because of it! Thanks you!

Great photo! I hang out laundry on the line all the time and like seeing it...something about it. I like both photos...neat all around...neat way of life!
Such a lovely image, Felicia! I do like the 'vintage' one. This photo is so timeless. I have taken a peek at your friend's beautiful blog and am a new follower:) Such talent. Hope you have a lovely weekend. xo Karen
Grandma Honey said…
The second one does look more vintage but that first picture is just too beautiful to mess with ….so I vote for the first one!
DeniseinVA said…
Both pictures are lovely Felicia but I do love the old-world feel to the one. And how nice of you to give a shout-out to your friend. I remember when I first started out too.
eileeninmd said…
Awesome shots, Felicia! Clothes dried outside seem to smell so fresh! Have a happy weekend!
Brian King said…
That's something you don't see much now! Beautiful setting! We had a clothesline in our yard when I was a kid.
I like them both!

When I was a kid, my mom used to put all the laundry in the backyard on clothes lines. Once we moved to the big city (and the tiny lawn), that was the end of that.
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Cloudia said…
They are both excellent, F




ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^= . <3
bj said…
O, I want to go to Amish country sooo bad.
I love your photo and can't choose a fav....
I'm now following you.
Have a good week...
Shug said…
LOVE it..... great job!!
This is such a wonderful photo, Felicia!When I lived in NY I often visited the Amish parts of Lancaster, PA. Loved the family style restaurateurs and Mennonite shops in the area.

I'll visit your friend's blog next.

PS: No, the deer that has been sitting in my yard seems fine--he was there again this morning. I guess he is just taking it easy for awhile, or else is looking for water, as it has been very dry lately.
Yogi♪♪♪ said…
I like both of them.
When I was a kid everybody put their wash out to dry. Now it seems so personal.
I can't decide which one I like best. They are both lovely. I like seeing the clothes on the line. I'm going over now to see your friends blog.
Oh, I love both images!

Lindy
Stephanie said…
I love both images!
Grandma C said…
I love both and I loved that you reminded me of my childhood with the clothes hanging on the clothes line. Ahh..chew hanging out wet clothes used to make me sneeze. lol
I like the second one better. BTW, I visited Ryan's blog. He is very talented. I am going to follow him so I can admire his work. Thanks for taking us to his blog.
Tanya Breese said…
oh i love these! and i have visited your friend's blog and i really like it!
What Karen Sees said…
Both are interesting and portray a vintage feel. I think my favorite is the second one!
Rivien said…
LOL, Feli!
Come to me! Yes!
I have lundry day today! *smile
A very nice shot!
I like it!
Have a nice day!
Hugs Rivien
A fine piece of rural domesticity beautifully captured. Now I'm off to investigate Ryan's blog.
Bethany Carson said…
Thanks for the link to Ryan's blog, Felicia! His photography is remarkable.

I really like your clothesline shots! The vintage effect really gives it a nice feel!
Monika MW said…
Fantastic vintage effect, wonderful photography.Felicia, haven a nice week.
Ileana said…
Beautiful photos!
My name is Riet said…
Oh How I love that clothesline. And So many white shirts, that must ba a big family. Great photo´s, I like the last one best
NatureFootstep said…
I liek the second one. And I can almost feel the fresh air of the loundry. :)
Tom said…
What a great shot and the old look is wonderful. Tom The Backroads Traveller
Great photos! I like the old feel in the second one, really matches the photo very well.

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orchid Miyako said…
Oh, an Amish clothesline and sure is the scene of "Laundry Day"♡♡♡
Yes, I too love both pictures, Felicia♪

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*
Love the vintage effect Felicia!
Line drying is standard lifestyle in most parts of Australia - we do have good weather for it most the year round too. Beautiful scene.