This is Nathaniel

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    Nathaniel's dream is to get closer to God and to make sure his mom is happy.

    Nathaniel is currently four years old and carrying wood with his two sisters down a dusty cart-road in an unmarked Amish village somewhere between Allegheny and Tionesta, Pennsylvania. In pauses between talking to me, he looks sideways at his older sisters, who peacefully nod towards him. I tell him that he looks big and strong and then I help him carry the wood to his parents' home, where he lives with his other nine brothers and sisters.

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    1. kyemisa 60 months ago | reply

      wow what a lovely story...

    2. lovelouder 60 months ago | reply

      Dude, you are an amazing visual artist!

    3. Ambrosiana Pictures Gold 59 months ago | reply
      From Milan, Italy

      ITA - Bello Scatto, Complimenti !
      ENG - Very Nice Shot !
      FRA - La Photo est très belle !
      GER - Das Foto ist Sehr Schön !
      ESP - La Foto es Muy Bonita !

    4. (Ledesma) 58 months ago | reply

      This is such an awesome, my brother is actually there right now, he had a business trip to NJ and drove to the Amish Town and took his Nikon D90 so I'm hoping to see some greats.

      Canon S90 Posterous

    5. KMaiden313 [deleted] 57 months ago | reply

      gorgeous shot! I love this HDR!

    6. cromptona 57 months ago | reply

      Wow had to look twice, doesn't look real. Well done.

    7. natgeofan 57 months ago | reply

      this is awesome! how did you do it? Im in AP at my school and I want to use cool, different techniques for the breadth section.

    8. SpaceShoe [Learning to live with the crisis] 57 months ago | reply

      Invite you to post your snaps to SNAPS WITH ATTITUDE - NO AWARDS NECESSARY, NO STRANGE RULES Just post and show your strengths but with ATTITUDE - :)

    9. ARIUKAMO 56 months ago | reply

      Best of the HDR portrait!

    10. vogelfrei_mediadesign 53 months ago | reply

      Excellent Portrait! Great HDR!

    11. George Henshaw 52 months ago | reply

      This looks like work of painter very creative

    12. R. Alton [deleted] 50 months ago | reply

      Holy genetic disease, Batman! Great shot, but wow.

    13. Digicam2010 48 months ago | reply

      It is an image such as this which makes me a Lover of the Art.

      Thanks for your Inspiration into the World Of HDR!


    14. Karamba 2k11 47 months ago | reply

      Its amazing how you manage to really catch here emotions! /Bingo

    15. Darlene Hildebrandt 42 months ago | reply

      how did you get to photograph them? The Amish don't allow photos taken and certainly not of their children. Did you get special permission with this family?

    16. ursblick 37 months ago | reply

      superb portrait!

    17. Tim@theFasthouse 31 months ago | reply

      amazing portrait

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