Arment Photography: Blog en-us David L Arment (Arment Photography) Thu, 14 Sep 2023 13:33:00 GMT Thu, 14 Sep 2023 13:33:00 GMT Arment Photography: Blog 120 80 Major Website Changes The platform that hosts this website and blog is making changes. Those changes are significant and I'm forced to move my work to another platform / website.

I won't be doing a blog and instead have returned to Facebook where I will be posting images, video, etc. (And I won't be sharing my opinions on anything because that is what got me in trouble with them.)

The new website is...


I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

Please click the link and check out the new site. It will take a while to repopulate it with the same content... in fact it will be impossible.

Maybe some of the things that needed to be "culled" will be now.

Best regards,

(Arment Photography) Tue, 08 Aug 2023 12:54:20 GMT
Hydro to Electric  

In our area are canals. These are man made waterways that funnel water to old, abandon turbines that once produced electricity. 

I think in another post I mentioned that at one of our local parks they have a mill... Bonneyvill Mills. According to one of the people who work there at one time in addition to milling grain at one time they generated electricity for a good number of local residence.

With all the push for "green" energy, why not hydro? It worked once, would it not work again?

So this video is through the window of one of the abandon hydro plants. The only one I know of that still stands. The others are just foundations.

I'm not sure sometimes that we are progressing. Maybe we are regressing?

(Arment Photography) abandon electric forgotten hydro plant power Sat, 22 Jul 2023 22:39:55 GMT
AI or photo This week I took a picture with my phone. It was just to show someone this really awful fence.


They responded, "is this computer generated".

So that is where we are. People don't know if something is "real" or not. And we are just getting started down this road.

My computer generated images are on this web site and are also at


The website above is pretty progressive in terms of how it presents AI images. Take a look.

(Arment Photography) Wed, 19 Jul 2023 22:20:32 GMT
Amish couple on bicycle built for two  

Two Amish people are riding a bicycle built for two to church. Is it brother and sister? Did a boy stop and get his girlfriend to ride with him?

It is a hazy summer's day and the corn is tall. 

Life is good in Northern Indiana.

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(Arment Photography) Amish bicycle bicycle built for two corn corn field couple farmland field Indiana outdoors riding road rural Shipshewana Tue, 18 Jul 2023 16:53:31 GMT
Women look out over the ocean Two women stand on a cliff over looking the ocean.


Tell me their story.


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(Arment Photography) cliff illustration moody mystery ocean rocks surf two two women water waves women Mon, 17 Jul 2023 13:50:39 GMT
Message Board, Dry Erase Boards How do you market images?

That isn't a rhetorical question. If you have a good answer let me know!

One of the things I tried was "dry erase boards" as message boards. Below is one effort.

I sold very few. One went to a lady who loved hers. She works and she leaves messages to the family about who is to do what, what's for supper, etc. Ideal use.

How about you? Have an application for something both beautiful and functional?


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Dry Erase board design. Square. Keep track of the grocery list. Tell the kids what they are to do until you get home. List chores. "Special of the Day". Menu.

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Keep track of the grocery list. Tell the kids what they are to do until you get home. List chores. "Special of the Day" Menu.

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(Arment Photography) birdhouse dry erase board message board summer Sat, 15 Jul 2023 12:35:44 GMT
Pumpkinvine Nature Trail Video I try to ride the Pumpkinvine every day on my bicycle. This year I'm not doing so well. Last year was a little better. The year before that I was really good.

On the particular morning I shot this there was fog and the sunlight filtering through the trees made sunbeams. The light was really interesting.

I started the camera to pan to the Pumpkinvine sign hoping the sunbeams would be visible and obvious. Then I saw this blinking light and worried it would be very distracting, but the rider turned out to be a welcome addition to the shot.

The sound was removed because he (the passing rider) said "hi" and I said "hi" back and that wasn't good sound.

What do you think?


(Arment Photography) bicycle bicycle riding bicycle trail exercise Indiana path Pumpkinvine Nature Trail road trail video Sun, 09 Jul 2023 15:52:30 GMT
644 Amish Buggies In the gallery (folder) on the website proper are 644 images and 12 videos (I think) of Amish Buggies.

That's a lot of images. 

As you can see I really like photographing Amish Buggies. You might think these are "best sellers" where my images are sold. To my surprise they are not. On Adobe stock, my best seller is a waterfall in a rainforest. 

But that doesn't change my "obsession" with photographing buggies.

I hope you can find your favorite. Which one might that be?

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(Arment Photography) Amish Amish buggy Buggies passing buggy carriage daybreak fog Indiana light morning morning mist passing Shipshewana sun sunrise sunup trees Tue, 04 Jul 2023 13:40:53 GMT
Bamboo and Waterfalls, Video  

I've always been intrigued by bamboo and who doesn't love waterfalls. Here are both in the same, short video clip.

(Arment Photography) bamboo flowing water outdoors water waterfall Thu, 29 Jun 2023 22:46:09 GMT
grape vines formed into heart  


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(Arment Photography) Computer Generated grape vine grapes heart Illustration landscape sun vines Mon, 26 Jun 2023 23:48:25 GMT
Amish couple on electric bicycles  

I posted this video for two reasons.

First, I really like it. That alone was reason enough.

Second, I just wanted to say a few words about electric bicycles. They are very popular here. Among the older Amish and increasingly among the "English". 

Everyone, Amish and English, tend to go too fast on them.

Pam and I first saw them in use in Ohio by Amish. There were lots of hills there so having them was almost a necessity. Here things are pretty flat so unless you are really old there isn't a lot of reason to use them.

Happy pedaling.

(Arment Photography) Amish bicycles couple Indiana road rural rural road video Sun, 25 Jun 2023 21:40:24 GMT
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs  


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Just for fun!

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Bonneyville Mills  

An Amish buggy passes Bonneyville Mills.


Bonneyvill Mills is an Elkhart County Park, located near Bristol, Indiana. Pam goes here to buy her cornmeal.

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The big boys run  


We have nice horses in this part of Indiana.

Amish love their horses. They are a big part of Amish life.

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Video On the website is video.

Many video(s).

Horses, buggies, cows, oceans, sunsets...

Take a look!

(This video has sound.)

(Arment Photography) Amish Amish Buggy horse and buggy video Tue, 30 May 2023 12:28:29 GMT
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands There is an older song "He's Got the Whole World in HIs Hands" that was popular. Do you know it? 

It is hard to say the title in my head... toward the end it gets sung.

So this is a visual of that song.


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(Arment Photography) arment ai creation earth globe god hands world Mon, 22 May 2023 12:53:45 GMT
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(Arment Photography) Abe Lincoln fantasy gun ray gun weapons Sun, 21 May 2023 15:32:31 GMT
AI computer generated Cowboy at night, almost a favorite This is my new favorite computer generated, AI, image. Almost. Some of the cows look a little weird, but...

Look at the horse. He's got a few extra legs. The AI has a difficult time with horse's legs and people's fingers.

The revised version is below the odd version.


Revised horse with four legs and some changes to cows.

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(Arment Photography) arment ai cowboy horse Tue, 09 May 2023 23:13:49 GMT
What is yet to come John 16:13

But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth, He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he years, and he will tell you what is yet to come.

So, what is yet to come? Is the Holy Spirit telling you what is coming next? When you see something "in the world" happening does that say something to you? Does something in you say, "oh, look, I know what that means"?

He tells us that the Holy Spirit will let us know in advance what is coming. He does. And the bible tells us about "wars and rumors of wars". Pestilence and turmoil. 

Are you ready? And what does "being ready" mean?

When winter comes, do you put away your summer clothes? Do you get out your winter clothes? Do you put the storm windows on the house? Do you prepare? Do you worry about it or fret? No you just do it because you know winter is coming.

Do you send your kids to school? Yep. Why? To prepare for the future.

Christians (and everyone else) spend a great deal of their day in preparation. They prepare meals, buy groceries, do all sorts of things in preparation.


When it comes to the return of Christ in the rapture we don't prepare. We aren't ready.

Know one knows when he comes. Yet we feel his soon returning. How soon is soon? And how will the world continue to devolve beforehand.


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So the Holy Spirit is a part of a Christians life. We (I) don't understand all He can do or does do. One of the things we miss is that the bible tells us that "he will tell you what is to come."
And he does...

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(Arment Photography) future get ready look search Tue, 02 May 2023 13:53:27 GMT
For I am persuaded that... Lots of us remember the start of this verse, the end of this verse and some of the middle.

I am persuaded that... nothing... will be able to separated us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.



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(Arment Photography) bible bible verse god God's Love love Romans romans 8 Mon, 01 May 2023 16:15:19 GMT
Happy Saturday It's Saturday and we've had a good day. It just rained a little and stopped.


Yesterday we sat up rain barrels. The cold we get this time of year shouldn't affect them too much. It will help Pam water one of her gardens.


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(Arment Photography) fruit garden summer Sat, 29 Apr 2023 20:46:16 GMT
Camper's Nightmare This is an extreme example of what the computer does when it doesn't know what to do. I now know how to trick the AI and confuse it to a point where it give me this type image.

A human mind would likely not come up with the concept muck less be able to execute the image.

So it's interesting and entertaining, but not something someone is going to buy and put on their wall... at least I don't think they will.


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Computer generated art comes for AI. You have to tell the AI what you want. If it doesn't know what you want it gives you what it can. So your instructions need to be clear and exact.
And this image is what happens when you want something bizarre. When you learn what it takes to completely fool the computer.

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(Arment Photography) arment ai bad dream bizarre camper camping nightmare surreal travel trailer Thu, 20 Apr 2023 21:45:00 GMT
Favorite CGI so far  

So this is my favorite Computer Generated Image so far.

I'm learning as I go. Everyone seems to be doing the same. Most are getting images that you can't tell from a photograph. Obviously I'm going the other direction. 

Tomorrow I will post an intriguing image that captures a lot of what is interesting about the AI generators that produce these.

See you tomorrow?

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Spring Planting The horses are out and we are plowing, tilling and planting. By we, I mean the farmers here in Northern Indiana.


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(Arment Photography) Amish clouds farmer farming horses Indiana planting rural Shipshewana sky spring springtime work horses Tue, 18 Apr 2023 15:31:50 GMT
Love your neighbor as yourself Last night we had fishermen again in front of the house. They use these GINORMOUS lights. They light up the inside of your house from the lake. The light is awful. They run their lights on generators so there is noise. And they can't hear each other so they talk really loud... more noise.

It is times like this when you are awaken from a perfectly good sleep that it is hard to, "Love your neighbor as yourself".

As they now say... "Just being real".

Galatians 5:14


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May the Lord Bless you May the Lord bless you and protect you.

May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.

May the lord show you his favor and give you peace.

Numbers 6:24-26

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(Arment Photography) Amish Buggy Bible Bible Verse bless bless you dawn daybreak God Numbers 6 sun the Lord Fri, 14 Apr 2023 14:47:31 GMT
Easter 2023 In a few days Easter is here. So this is the week between "Good Friday" and Easter. On each of these days something special happens. "Yesterday" Jesus drove the vendors out of the temple. A few days later he was dead. 

He knew it was coming (he is God after all), so "today" he had his "Last Supper" with his followers. The images we grew up with in the stained glass of a Jesus with a halo and groups of three disciples calmly discussing this... was that how it was? Or was there confusion, questioning, doubt, fear, curiosity, wonder. Each individual likely had their own different feelings and response.

In any event...


The image below is a composite of several computer generated images.

Of course there are the three crosses. And there is the empty tomb. But don't miss the veil... the curtains at the top that are torn by the light from the mountain.

He is risen.

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Three crosses, the empty tomb, the veil (above the mountain) that was torn... all in one picture.

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(Arment Photography) Christian Easter empty tomb he is risen Jesus Jesus Christ Three Crosses Thu, 06 Apr 2023 12:36:20 GMT
Reject - Welcome to our Cave I worked on a line of outdoor products. I had several submissions to a local company. You can find them mixed in with others in the gallery (folder) "outdoor plaques".

The one below was a reject. It didn't fit into the companies view of the products they wanted to sell. That's okay. They accepted many more than they rejected.

But I like this one. It was one of my very favorites.

Oh well, you win some and you lose some.


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(Arment Photography) cave caveman fantasy monster Tue, 28 Mar 2023 17:18:05 GMT
Winter in Northern Indiana  

We came home from springtime in the south to THIS.


I asked the computer to make me a picture of our little house on the frozen lake. This is what we have. And it looks exactly like our house! Except ours is two stories and not this natural wood color, and we have neighbors and we don't have those tall trees. And we have a road. Other than that.

When we returned the people here were very inconsiderate and had snow and cold weather for us.

Spring will be here soon. And we will see the flowers again and the butterflies will return. The birds will build their nests. Pam will be in her garden and the world will be as it should.

Have a nice weekend.

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(Arment Photography) alone clouds cold computer generated desolate forest ice lonely sky snow trees winter Sat, 18 Mar 2023 16:15:28 GMT
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We are home. Couldn't you have arranged better weather?

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(Arment Photography) Fri, 17 Mar 2023 23:48:39 GMT
Small Egret  

This was a small bird. I looked it up to identify it correctly and I couldn't figure out what kind of Egret it is. I am thinking it is a juvenile whose legs have not darkened. And it was 12 - 28 inches tall.


The lens on the camera was 200 - 500 mm and so I could get on him pretty well as he was close to the shore. The point being the image appears a lot bigger than the bird actually was.

Eventually he walked away and then maybe he flew because I didn't see him after my attention turned to the sun coming up over the horizon.


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(Arment Photography) bird egret Florida wildlife Mon, 27 Feb 2023 18:00:00 GMT
Boys cascading from crab traps to the ground This area we are now in has a lot of fishing and seafood trapping.

Here the bouys fall from on top of crab traps to the ground.


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(Arment Photography) bouys crab fishing Sun, 26 Feb 2023 18:00:00 GMT
Backroads Florida Rural Road  


This was a narrow road that dissapeared in the distance with trees on both sides. Down a ways were goats on the side of the road outside the fence. We stopped and looked at the goats. Our stopping to take this picture and the looking at the goats got the farmer's attention because he began to call the animals and they all started running for the barn. Apparently he fed them and that call made them come


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(Arment Photography) country countryside Florida road rural trees Sat, 25 Feb 2023 22:41:57 GMT
Sunrise over Quiet Bay  

I took this picture this morning (Feb 25, 2023). It was difficult because a swarm of biting nats, found me. I wanted to leave but I wanted to stay.

Stay won.

I'm still itching.

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Bamboo and Waterfalls Bamboo grows well in Florida. It is foreign to those of us who grew up in the farm country of America. But it is wonderful.

The sound of the waterfall the dance of light on the bamboo makes for a place we could go and sit for a long time.


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Camping a long way from home Our little camper is aluminum... like this one. But we are a bit closer to home.

Unlike this one we are not on a foreign planet.

We are in someone's back yard camping for a week. Normally we come to Florida and visit with my Aunt and her kids (my cousins). But my Aunt passed this summer. They are letting us "camp" in her back yard. We have her house for our showers and whatever we want. We have "full run" of the house... but all of our wonderful "stuff" is in the camper.

Anywho... it is different way of "camping".



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(Arment Photography) Airstream camper camping fun funny outer space planet Thu, 16 Feb 2023 01:16:53 GMT
Biblical Sunset Sun on the horizon as the day ends at The Gulf of Mexico.



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Windows on the canal  

One of my current, favorite, computer generated image.


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Sea Foam at Sunset That's Pam. She tolerates me well.

We are still in Florida. We are no longer near the water. We are in a county park, specifically, Hart Springs, which is a Gilcrest county park. It is nice because the spaces between campers is big and they have "full hook ups".

And they have springs which come out of the ground. We go look at the springs and apparently other campers go there and swim. I say apparently because we have yet to see anyone swimming.

Today we went to a quilt museum which was very interesting because quilts are art. And the place had a lot of "character". There were lots of quirky things to see.

So our winter adventure continues.

How are you doing?


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Sea Foam  

Sea foam at sunset at the Gulf of Mexico, Florida.

Today it rained. All. Day. Long. But back in Indiana they have snow. So there's that (as they say).


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Sea Oats at Sunset The good news is we are now at an RV park that has internet. The bad news is we don't get to see the Gulf of Mexico like we did before.

And we are right next to a road that is fairly busy, so for two people who don't know how to handle road noise we will see how this goes.

Tonight the sky is amazing. It is on fire with the sun reflecting on the clouds! Our best view is over a travel trailer and pickup truck next door. So it goes.


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Thinking, thought, brain... Pam and I are in Florida. As my mom would have said, "Someone needs to learn them how to drive". Today we, "almost bought the farm". A guy in a white pickup truck, swerved into our lane. He was IN OUR LANE and not by a little. So I ran off the road. We were very fortunate that the road had big, broad shoulders and we are in our 3/4 ton truck. We drove a few hundred feet on the shoulder and then pulled back on. the road. When I looked in the mirror I could see the vehicle that was following me also pull back onto the road. 

Then we went to the grocery store. A lady was parked in the fire lane and threw open her door as if no one could possibly have been driving on the road. Somehow we missed her and her door.

So you have to watch out for the Floridians. No one has learned them how to drive.


The picture below is on thinking, thought and the brain... fitting for our Floridian brothers and sisters.


Have a great weekend.

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Pam and I are in Florida for a little while. I hope to get some good ocean pictures, but so far we have encountered rain and fog and rain and fog and rain. But there is always tomorrow!


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Father time counts the minutes until 2023 How long until 2023?


It is almost here.



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(Arment Photography) abstract clock concept counting fantasy Father time Happy New Year surreal time time piece watch Mon, 26 Dec 2022 17:26:19 GMT
Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart  

Merry Christmas

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Lights and the Pond The sun had just gone down... you can see the glow in the sky. The Christmas lights were on and reflecting in the ice on the pond.

The count down continues. Only a few more days until Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

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(Arment Photography) Christmas Christmas Lights Holiday lights Tue, 20 Dec 2022 22:23:45 GMT
Christmas Lights The countdown is well underway. Christmas is only a few days away.



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(Arment Photography) Christmas decoration Holiday Lights night outdoors Sun, 18 Dec 2022 20:38:37 GMT
Vacuum Tube  

This started out as a vacuum tube. I don't know what it is now.

I am old enough to remember vacuum tubes. We had televisions with them inside. They would glow. If you looked in the back of the TV it was like a wonderland of electrical glowing, tubes. Different sizes and shapes. Some with silver sides.

Once in a while the TV would stop working. I got to go with my dad to the hardware store where there was this funny console with holes that matched a certain, given vacuum tube. You would test your tube there. If it was faulty then you pulled a good tube out of the cabinet beneath the tester.

Once we didn't have TV for a while and I thought that would be okay. Then it was longer. Longer than okay. We discovered that the sound worked fine. So we would sit and listen to TV. And then we discovered that there were shadows and you could make out people on the TV and horses and houses... big things. I realized sitting in the dark so we could see those shadows that we were addicted to TV.

I took some real photographs today and I hope to get more in the camera tomorrow, so maybe in the next few days maybe we can get away from these strange abstract things. 

What do you think? Would that be good?


(Arment Photography) AI Artificial Intelligence computer generated abstract drawing" electrical electronics glowing technical vacuum tube Sat, 17 Dec 2022 21:57:39 GMT
Deep Sea Diver - Cat  

He is intrepid. I'm not sure what intrepid means but I'm sure this cat is it. He is going where no cat has gone before. He is a deep sea diving cat.

See the post previous to this one or message me about AI generated art.


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Clothesline in winter  


We often see clothes hanging to dry outside in the snow. I wouldn't think they would dry well.

I know this family. They have a bunch of girls and one boy. That boy is the youngest. He has a lot of mothers.

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(Arment Photography) amish chain chores clothesline dresses drying house indiana outdoors outside rural Wed, 14 Dec 2022 20:17:53 GMT
Fishing in a Mud Puddle... Vacation Bible School 1973 This is from Vacation Bible School in West Virginia in 1973. I'd made enough money doing factory work for a few years to take a summer off from working to do work in a small church in West Virginia. Unpaid, volunteer... they called us summer missionaries, but that was a title without attached substance.

Me and another fellow about my age were more or less "in charge" of this organized chaos.

We were very happy that the adults more or less took charge of vacation bible school. We had no idea how to keep those little hands and little minds busy.

We had the kids make fish from construction paper. Okay, so that part was planned. It went pretty well. Unfortunately making those fish only lasted about 15 minutes so we had about 3 hours to fill.

Oh let's go fishing! a spontaneous thought without regard for the consequences. Those (or that) being that none of the paper fish survived the fishing trip and could not go home as previously intended.

This is a scan of a 35mm slide. (an almost 50 year old picture)

fishing in mud puddlefishing in mud puddleThis is from Vacation Bible School in West Virginia in 1973. I'd made enough money doing factory work for a few years to take a summer off from working to do this.

We had the kids make fish from construction paper. We then went out side and found branches and tied the fish to the branch. We had MUCH time left over and nothing for those little hands to do. So we went fishing.

I don't think the kids had fish to take home as the fish did not survive the fishing expedition.

This is a scan of a 35mm slide.

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(Arment Photography) children fishing kids puddle Wed, 14 Dec 2022 00:31:58 GMT
Amish Farmer harvests soybeans  


You don't see Amish farmers harvesting soybeans very often. The harvester is obviously pulled by horses and it looks strange. (I have a picture of just the harvester... someplace).

Most, if not all their crops are consumed by the farm family or neighbors. Not much goes to market. So I'm guessing soybeans are good protein for livestock in winter.

In the fall and summer I ride my bike with a camera in the bag. I wonder if the bike ride is for exercise or a means to capture images. Which is the man purpose? I don't know and I don't care. (Which is the punch line for a joke... What is the difference between ignorance and apathy).

Leave me a comment if you have a second.

Thanks and have a great day.


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(Arment Photography) agricultural equipment Amish farm farm landscape farming harvest horses Indiana landscape outdoors Shipshewana soybeans work Work Horses Mon, 12 Dec 2022 15:45:09 GMT
The Pumpkinvine Nature Trail  

Where we live there is a bicycle trail called the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail. They are working hard to improve it and it gets better and better each year as they add a section to the trail.

For us "English" it is a great way to be outside and ride your bike in the sun and be "close to nature". For our Amish neighbors it is something else. Take for instance the fellow in this picture. He has a wagon that he is pulling full of goods. To him the Pumpkinvine is a way to travel. Many get to and from work on their bicycles on the Pumpkinvine.

Thank goodness for the Pumpkinvine.


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(Arment Photography) Amish autumn bicycle bike biking color fall falling Indiana leaves man pulling Shipshewana travel wagon Sun, 11 Dec 2022 18:00:00 GMT
God relentlessly pursues His children A few years ago we "camped" on a beach in the panhandle of Florida.

When we went to the beach there were these clouds. Magnificent, glorious, biblical in nature, clouds. Everyday they were there. 

A couple of years later, same beach, no clouds. How could that be? I just expected the same cloud filled sky and it was not to be.

Our expectations get us in trouble or leave us disappointed. 

So now to the verse. When I put a verse on a picture I always give the reference. Well apparently not always because there is no reference on this image. Anyone have an idea where this might have come from (what Bible verse)?




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God relentlessly pursues His Children.

(Arment Photography) children clouds Florida god Gulf of Mexico sky Sat, 10 Dec 2022 15:00:00 GMT
Love one Another  


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(Arment Photography) 2 John bible verse love love one Another Fri, 09 Dec 2022 21:56:03 GMT
Bonneyville Mills early winter.  

Bonneyville Mills is a county park near Bristol, Indiana.

This is a fun and educational place to visit. Especially educational if you go when the mill is open, which is in the summer months.

On one of our visits this summer I asked about electrical power generation. They said that there was water sourced electrical power here decades ago. Enough to supply 20 or 30 households. 

This area has lots of water and evidence that in decades past it was used to generate electrical power. Lots of old power plants in the Goshen, Indiana area sit on old "races".


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(Arment Photography) Bonneyville Mills building grain mill grist mill historic mill outdoors red reflection water wreath Thu, 08 Dec 2022 15:00:00 GMT
Mailings and Cacti  

Every week (mostly) I send out an email with a picture and a bible verse. If you want to receive this please email me at [email protected]

Regarding the picture below...

I love the desert. I like going out as the sun is going down and waiting until dark. It gets really quiet and the night animals start to scurry about. Normally we go tto either the Southeast or the Southwest in winter. We alternate. This year it is Florida. Next year it will be Arizona. I can't wait to see the desert again! Florida is great, but there are too many people. 

The picture below is one of my best sellers on one of the stock sites I use. It is in the top 5 at the moment. I think people like pictures where they can "see themselves" in the frame. In other words they can picture themselves on this path at sunset in the desert. The path being the key to the composition (or one of the keys).


Let me know about the weekly email and have a great day.



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(Arment Photography) clouds desert desert landscape hiking landscape outdoors path saguaro sky sun trail walking Wed, 07 Dec 2022 14:12:39 GMT
I'm not dying... yet A week ago today they took a biopsy in my mouth. It had been there for a long time. I told the dentist about it 8 or so moths ago but they couldn't see anything until my last visit and then... low and behold... there "it" was.

A few weeks later (last week) they cut it or part of it out and sent it off to the pathologist.

Anyway the news came back today that it was a benign lesion. So I'm okay. What a weird week to think you might have cancer. Pam and I had some interesting conversations and I came to appreciate her more than ever. She is so calm and without drama. You can talk anything over with her and she just "hangs in there".

So I did a lot of thinking about pain and death. (What an uplifting post!) and if you want to hear those thoughts email me or call me.

I had only a few people praying for me because I didn't want a bunch of drama and hoopla. 

The picture below is one of my favorites. It is a tree tunnel down by Topeka (Indiana). The verse is about hope.



Romans 15:13



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(Arment Photography) Amish Amish buggy bible bible verse buggy carriage landscape Romans Romans 15v13 rural rural landscape verse Tue, 06 Dec 2022 22:38:33 GMT
Video - Christmas tree in the snow  


A few days ago I posted the picture that was taken the same time this video was made. So this may look a little familiar.

It was made before dawn. Thee sun was just starting to put some light in the sky.

Pam makes Christmas trees. Or she used to make Christmas trees... she hasn't made one in a while. She takes vines from the forest and wraps them around a wooden frame. And obviously on this one she put Christmas lights.

Normally I attach these to the deck for her but she did it this year. We had a strong North wind the other day and the tree got pushed over. We went out and straightened it and rewired it to the deck. I think we are good.

I hope you enjoy the video. Please leave a comment and ask any questions you might have.


(Arment Photography) Christmas Christmas lights Christmas Tree cold holiday Holiday lights lights night night sky predawn snow video Mon, 05 Dec 2022 17:08:47 GMT
Merry Christmas  

Today is December 4, so yes I know it is a long time until Christmas. However, today we went to church and sang Christmas songs, so it made me feel like Christmas is coming: thus this post.

As for the picture itself, it is Christmas lights out of focus I really like it. Not that what I like makes any difference in things, I suppose.

I have some other Christmas lights pictures that I just too. I'll process them and upload them in the next few days.

Please leave a comment if you wouldn't mind. It is encouraging to know that someone was here.


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(Arment Photography) Christmas lights holiday holiday lights: lights Merry Christmas night Sun, 04 Dec 2022 17:07:20 GMT
Amish Buggy on Rural Road early Winter A few weeks ago I purchased my first Canon. I have had Nikon equipment for some time. But Nikon has not kept up with the technology related to mirrorless cameras and video. Sony started pushing that envelope some time ago and Canon and others "saw the handwriting on the wall" and followed suit.

As video because more and more appealing I felt I had to learn how to shoot video and thus the new camera. 

If you are a photographer then you know buying a new camera is the beginning of the expense because then you have to buy lenses. So that is in front of me perhaps... "Perhaps" is because I may have some expenses that were once unforeseen but are now seen so I have to wait.

Here is a video from the new camera and the "kit lens" that came with it.

I would love you comments.

Best regards and many thanks,


(Arment Photography) Amish Amish buggy buggy country countryside horse horse and buggy Indiana landscape rural rural landscape video Thu, 01 Dec 2022 14:08:26 GMT
Computer Generated Images Thanksgiving weekend was the weekend just passed. Pam and I had a pretty quiet time. It was good because she was sick before Thanksgiving and she passed her illness to me and I was sick during Thanksgiving.

During this time I started "playing with" computer generated images. I'm going to post some of the better ones I created below.

Here is what I think I've learned.... "Think I've learned" means I may have it wrong and I want "wiggle room" to change my mind.

This first image is a composite. I took the dragon from one image and the knight from another and combine them together here. I won't go into the details of all the other changes or alterations because it is boring.

But the important thing is this. You ask the AI (Artificial Intelligence) to generate an image based upon its "learning" of what a dragon is, what a knight is, and the other parameters you give it. Then some images come up with watermarks on them or a indiscernible scribble in the lower right of an image. This tells me the AI is browsing data bases of images and presenting an image NOT creating an image.

My guess is that the image below was the painstaking creation of someone and the AI has altered it a good deal, but it is still someone's work. (I couldn't bring myself to put a © on it)

Having said that...



Here is another image. I asked the AI to create an image of multi colored cloth strips, close up. It took a few tries to get to this image. I think this image is likely "original", meaning the AI actually created it verses scraping an image out of a data base and altering it


When I asked the AI to generate a horse and Amish buggy it didn't know what to do. The horses had between 3 and 5 legs. The buggies had unattached wheels and three of five of them. So it has yet to "learn" what an Amish Buggy is.

I will likely continue to play with this, but I don't expect it to go far for me at this time.

If and when I'm convinced the results crate original content then that might change.


Here are a couple more images for you that are either AI in part or whole.



(Arment Photography) AI Artificial Intelligence computer generated paintings photos pictures Mon, 28 Nov 2022 23:43:28 GMT
Christmas Tree in the Snow  

Pam made this tree from vines. I think. She / we have a few of these and some she made and some she did not. I think this is one of her's. 

This is on our front deck looking toward the lake before sunrise.

Pam likes Christmas lights and is an expert with timers. We have lights coming on before dawn and going off after dark. So these lights are on and the sun will follow shortly.




(Arment Photography) christmas lights christmas tree holiday merry christmas pre dawn snow tree winter winter holiday Mon, 28 Nov 2022 21:44:41 GMT
Facebook Problems Just a quick update...

As you may recall, my Facebook account was hacked and then hijacked. Whatever you see on Facebook purporting to be me... isn't.

And I had a PayPal account linked so I could send money here or there. That money was stolen.

Over the weekend PayPal put it back because they determined it was a fraudulent withdrawal. Thank you PayPal.

Facebook still won't help me reclaim my page. So you should come here to find out what's up with Pam and me.


(Arment Photography) Mon, 28 Nov 2022 20:43:41 GMT
Clothes on the line Once someone asked me how I went about taking pictures. "Do you just drive around?", they asked?

And the answer is "Yes, mostly". But I usually always have my camera(s) with me and I'm usually ready to get a picture if one falls in the pathway.

This picture however was taken on a bike ride. I have some bags on the back of the bike and they are big enough for a camera, so I often have one there.

I always like these pully systems that are used to hang clothes to dry. I didn't see them before moving to Indiana.


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(Arment Photography) chores clothes clothes drying clothesline drying farm indiana shipshewana work Fri, 25 Nov 2022 22:03:24 GMT
Amish Man with Wagon full of Turkeys When I had Facebook and Instagram, this was a popular picture. It is from a few days ago. But since it was taken the weather has turned cold and we've had snow, so it now seems like a long time ago.

The corn was still standing in these fields although in a lot of other fields it had been picked. 

The wagon is full of Turkeys. This is a few days before Thanksgiving (I am writing to you on Thanksgiving day). This is not the best time of year to be a turkey.

Please leave a comment if you like the picture.



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(Arment Photography) amish autumn corn corn field countryside fall farmland field horses indiana landscape rural rural landscape shipshewana wagon work horses Thu, 24 Nov 2022 17:17:13 GMT
Problems with Facebook I had my Facebook page hacked and hijacked. And there seems no way to get back onto Facebook. You have to upload documents for them to review. They prefer your "Government issued photo ID". So the folks that didn't keep your page safe want you to send them very valuable information which they will keep safe. Yeah right.

So I'm off Facebook / Instagram / Messenger.

And - oh yeah - my PayPal account was linked to Facebook. They wiped out the money I had in PayPal.

So this is now my Facebook. I will post pictures for sure and tell you about Pam and my travels around the countryside.

If you have any questions now or later my email is...

[email protected]


Best Regards,

(Arment Photography) Facebook Problems Thu, 24 Nov 2022 17:04:35 GMT
Horses Video I am beginning to shoot video. I will be shooting mostly 4K, but also some 1080p. The camera by default seems to want to shoot 1080p, so until I figure out how to change that I may have more 1080p than I want.

I love these Amish work horses. They are so gentle (on that side of the fence) and curious. They want to know what's going on so they wander up to the fence to figure things out.

Let me know if you made it to the video and what you thought about it in the comments if you would please.



(Arment Photography) Amish farm farm field fence field horses landscape road rural rural landscape video work horses Wed, 23 Nov 2022 18:43:33 GMT
Owl Statue at Gene Stratton Porter, Rome City, IN At the old entrance to Gene Stratton Porter historical site in Rome City are two columns. I assume that there was once a gate. Gene Stratton Porter was very much a "bird lady" and so I'm sure these owls have significance in her literature.

These owls stand guard and intrigue me.

(Arment Photography) bird bird statue entrance Gene Stratton Porter Indiana owl owl statue State Historical Site statue Fri, 17 Jun 2022 12:11:59 GMT
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(Arment Photography) Amish Amish buggy Buggy carriage country countryside Indiana landscape morning open buggy rural rural landscape Shipshewana woman Thu, 16 Jun 2022 22:41:04 GMT
To Know God and To be Known three owls 20220513 _DSC0225 Gen 16-13 copythree owls 20220513 _DSC0225 Gen 16-13 copyGenesis 16:13

(Arment Photography) bible bible verse birds Genesis Genesis 16 owlets owls the Lord the one who sees me tree wildlife Wed, 08 Jun 2022 12:15:42 GMT
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(Arment Photography) beach bible bible verse clouds give thanks Jesus ocean pray pray continually rejoice always sky sun Thessalonians Mon, 16 May 2022 12:52:55 GMT
Lady Scarecrow in Garden, Late Summer The birds don't have a chance with this lady scarecrow standing guard.


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(Arment Photography) flowers garden gardening lady scarecrow outdoors rural rural america rural landscape scarecrow summer Sat, 16 Oct 2021 13:37:24 GMT
One row corn picker, for sale. One row corn picker for sale. Just in time for harvest. It is horse drawn, so you will need a horse.


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(Arment Photography) agricultural machine agriculture amish corn corn picker farm machine for sale harvest harvester horse drawn picker Mon, 04 Oct 2021 21:03:25 GMT
Amish Buggy at sunrise with clouds and sunbeams  


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(Arment Photography) amish amish buggy buggy carriage clouds country countryside horse horse and buggy landscape outdoors rural rural landscape simple life sky sun sun rays sunbeams travel Tue, 14 Sep 2021 20:40:11 GMT
Wash day in Amishville  


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(Arment Photography) Amish Amishville chores clothes clothesline drying Indiana laundry laundry day outdoors pants sheets Shipshewana simple life wash day washing Thu, 02 Sep 2021 20:03:24 GMT
Early Morning Buggy  


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(Arment Photography) Amish Amish Buggy buggy clouds horse horse and buggy lens Flare morning outdoors shadows simple life sky sun sunbeams sunshine sunup travel wheels Tue, 17 Aug 2021 17:14:46 GMT
Tranquility in Amishville Peaceful rural landscape.

I don't know if I have yet to develop "a look". It is a goal. To have someone look at an image and say... "That's a Dave Arment". Maybe. Someday.

If I were to pick a recent picture and say that's my look. This would be it.

Maybe I'm dreaming.

I'll just keep trying and what happens... happens.

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(Arment Photography) country countryside cows draft horses farm farm landscape farmland horse horses idyllic Indiana landscape outdoors peaceful Shipshewana tranquil work horses Mon, 09 Aug 2021 16:40:15 GMT
The Bubble Blower Sometimes I'm asked how long I've been taking pictures. This image is a scan of a slide from 1972 (or 3). It is a Bible School in West Virginia where I helped for a summer. 

We were occupying time (and having fun) by putting dish soap in paper cups and having the kids blow bubbles. Most of the kids understood and had great fun. A couple were too young and their only experiences with straws were where you inhaled. So they had soap bubbles coming out of their mouths and these sour looks on their faces... case in point below; although he has a nice bunch of bubbles in his cup.

It's funny how my memory has faded over the years, but I still remember this little guy and the bubbles coming out of his mouth.



boy and bubblesboy and bubblesWe were in "Vacation Bible School" in West Virginia the summer of 1972 (or 3) and we were blowing bubbles. You could tell this little guy was not "getting it" when bubbles were coming out of his mouth. I don't think you can see it in the pictures.

This is a scan of a slide.

(Arment Photography) bubble blower bubbles child children cup cute cute child kid Sat, 07 Aug 2021 23:26:50 GMT
Togetherness Together. Togetherness. Family.

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(Arment Photography) Amish country country road countryside family holding hands Indiana road rural rural road Shipshewana simple life togetherness walking Fri, 06 Aug 2021 13:07:29 GMT
An Amish Buggy Passes a Rural Indiana Cron Field The corn is tall this year in Indiana. 

An Amish buggy on a rural Indiana road in the summer of corn.



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(Arment Photography) Amish Amish Buggy buggy carriage corn corn field farm farmland field Indiana Northern Indiana road rural rural road Mon, 02 Aug 2021 23:25:11 GMT
Lake Michigan Late Afternoon with Smoky Skies I have not posted to the blog for a while because 1) we have been away to Michigan for several days 2) my travel computer is old and finally "gave up the ghost". I hope to order a new travel computer soon. Money is awalays an issue as well as knowing what to buy.

This is a picture from out trip. The sunset on this particular day never happened. There is smoke in the upper atmosphere from forest fires in the west. This is how the sun looked late afternoon. As it got closer the the horizon it simply disappeared.

Strange skies in recent days.

Lake Michigan late afternoon.

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(Arment Photography) beauty in nature ethereal lake lake michigan late afternoon nature paddle boards peaceful reflection sky sun surreal the great lakes tranquil Sun, 01 Aug 2021 20:59:43 GMT
Clothes Drying Amish dresses hang on the clothesline at an Amish farm. The clothesline is a chain.

This is a photo from winter. There are no leaves on the trees and their is a Christmas decoration on the storm door. But the dresses make the picture colorful


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(Arment Photography) Amish amish house chores clothes clothes drying clothes line Clothesline dresses drying Indiana simple life work Fri, 09 Jul 2021 17:00:00 GMT
Amish woman raking hay Over the years I've heard the debate about women in the workplace. Here is a woman in the workplace. Raking hay. I doubt there are lots of people, men or women who will desire this job. It's hot. It's dirty. And I'm guessing since you are at the south end of a north bound work horse... its smelly. 

Since she is Amish what do you suppose she is getting paid. I'm guessing "pay" is out of the question. She is doing her part for the family. What you don't see in the picture is two other teams of horses. One is also raking and another has the hay baler behind it (but it isn't baling yet). They are a family. A team. Working together to accomplish a task that needs done.


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(Arment Photography) Amish chores draft horses field hay hay field horses Shipshewana summer woman woman's rights work work horses working woman Thu, 08 Jul 2021 12:34:21 GMT
Amish boy on the back of the pony cart I don't know why this boy isn't seated next to mom. Instead he's facing backward on the pony cart.

The thing that initially got my attention was the size of the pony. He is the size of a dog. Not a large dog... just a dog. It is hard to see from this picture how little he is.



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(Arment Photography) amish boy child mom mother pony pony cart road rural rural landscape rural road travel woman Wed, 07 Jul 2021 19:15:36 GMT
Two Big Boys  

Two horses at an Amish farm look over the fence at me.


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(Arment Photography) clouds country countryside farm farm animals farmland field horses Indiana outside rural rural America Shipshewana sky two two horses Fri, 02 Jul 2021 23:26:34 GMT
Half Dome This is my favorite National Park. Pam and I have only been able to get there once. It is amazing. This view is awe inspiring. Some of the Creator's best work, outside of a living thing. This is "Half Dome" in Yosemite National Park.


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(Arment Photography) beauty beauty in nature clouds half dome national park natural wonder nature sky wonder of the world yosemite Thu, 01 Jul 2021 15:19:18 GMT
Amish Family on the Hay Wagon Sarah was in dire straights. She needed an organ transplant. She was waiting and it was agony to wait.

An organ became available and she had the operation that continued her life.

She reached out to the family of the organ donor. It was a family was Amish. Their nine year old daughter had passed. And Sarah had received her organ.

Sarah asked for a picture of the little girl. The Amish parents explained that they don't have pictures of themselves or their family members. It is not a part of what they do or who they are.


There is a picture that exists of their daughter because an "English" man travels the countryside taking pictures and there is one of their family on a hay wagon. Their daughter is on top of the hay. People have seen the picture in "The Blue Gate" restaurant gift shop area.

... but here is the rest of the story... as if there needed to be more.

I am the person who is credited with taking the picture. In fact my nephew was in the car and he had expressed interest in photography and I was trying to encourage him. So durning his and his wife's visit I gave him the camera as we drove around. He took this picture. His name is Pablo. I likely would never have taken this picture as I try to avoid capturing the faces of people and this one clearly has people's faces. Having said that I did post it on my web site and "The Blue Gare" ordered it as plaques for their wall.

It was first thought that the Amish family learned about this picture from folks seeing it at "The Blue Gate", but that isn't how it happened.

The company that makes the plaques is Amish. They saw the print come through their shop. As it happens from time to time a print gets damaged and a new one needs to be ordered. They had a damaged print that they cropped and secreted it into their neighbors' (the family that lost their daughter) house. They didn't just hand them the picture but left it in their house where it would be found.

It was. That is how they came to learn of the existence of a picture of their daughter who had passed.

Here is the picture...

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(Arment Photography) amish amish children Amish Family children draft horses farm farmer farming father field Hay Hay Field horses Indiana kids labor mother rural rural America Shipshewana work work horses Wed, 30 Jun 2021 12:30:00 GMT
Totem Poles, Kitwanga, BC, Canada Yesterday I said that today I would post a totem pole. Well it turns out there will be more than one.

Pam and I stopped the RV near this large field. At the edge of the field nearest the road were many totem poles. There was another RV'ish type vehicle there. This vehicle had maple leaves decorating it. As you got close to this van (let's call it a van) one could see that the maple leaves were made up of hundreds and hundreds of people's faces. It was really a nice graphic.

Outside the van were a small group of people who were being interviewed. There was a person with a nice video camera and a professional microphone. I didn't really listen in but it was obvious that some quasi-government official or tourism board or "some such" was interviewing the local elders on the history of the totem poles in this field.

As per usual, I got out and started taking pictures. And as per usual everyone ignored me. That is good, I wish to be ignored.

Pam listened to the questions and answers of the interveiws that were going on. On the fringe of the group was a lady whom Pam asked a question of. And then another question. And then another. And soon Pam had the "down low" on the totem poles.

When I'd finished getting what pictures I thought I wanted I motioned to Pam that I was ready. And she said to the lady that she had to go. The lady was very surprised because she thought Pam was a part of this quasi-governmental, official group interviewing the elders. It was a bit of a shock to her to realize that she had been talking to a "normie".

So these totem poles represent families of the area. The figures all represent some aspect of tribal life or of the lives of the people in the families who erected them. Some are leaning at haphazard angles and it is amazing they stand at all. The temptation is to go into photoshop and straighten them, but the reality is that they are leaning... more than a little.

You can see more totem poles in the gallery (folder) "smaller galleries" and then "Native American includes Totem Poles".

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This sign is from an area near Kitwanga called Gitanyou. I have it here because it is good explanation of the totem poles found in the region.

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(Arment Photography) British can Canada clan crest Columbia family traditions Gitanyou Kitwanga mythical creatures Native Americans native people totem pole Tue, 29 Jun 2021 12:02:47 GMT
St Pauls Church Kitwanga, BC Canada I've been posting images from around Northern Indiana recently. So this image is a departure from the recent norm.

Pam wants to go to Alaska again. This would be our third trip. She wants to go the "Inside Passage". So the rough plan, so far, is to go in the pick up truck (the diesel). We would sleep in the truck sometimes and in hotels or "road houses" other times.

If any of you have experience in the ferry system or the inside passage I'd love to hear from you.

Now to the picture...

We met a guy in an RV park on our second trip to Alaska. We were on our way to Alaska. He asked what route we were taking. There are not many. So I told him how we would be going and he convinced me to take the southern route through BC. As it turns out I much prefer the Northern route. BUT there are a few gems in the southern route.

This image is one of them. It is St Pauls Church in Kitwanga BC. The bell tower is pretty tremendous if you ask me. I've never seen anything like it before (or since). I wonder how unusual it is, or if my experience is so limited that it just seems unusual to me.

Across the street a ways were totem poles and we had an interesting experience there. I'll save that for tomorrow!

Don't forget to let me know if you have info on the inside passage.



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(Arment Photography) Bell Tower Religion Canada catholic church church Kitwanga BC Mon, 28 Jun 2021 22:22:13 GMT
Amish farmer walking work horses to the barn. an Amish farmer walks his works horses to the barn in Northern Indiana.




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(Arment Photography) Amish Amish Farmer draft horses farm farm animals farmer farming farming with horses horses Indiana work horses Fri, 25 Jun 2021 20:55:36 GMT
Sunday Morning Walk to Church Sometimes the simplest pictures say the most. 


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Amish Fireworks Someone asked me about these "Amish fireworks" pictures this week so I thought I would post one here today.

This is a picture of an old steam engine. Some Amish collect these old engines. They do some restorations and take them to the little festivals we have in this area. At night they will shovel corn cob pellets - like you might burn in your stove in the winter to keep warm - into the fire box. Then they turn up the power and out of the stack comes these particles that are on fire. They are like fireworks... or at least to me they look like fireworks.

You can see the wheel in front. That is there to provide resistance to the engine and make it work harder. The sparks hit it and bounce off all different, crazy directions.

This is great fun to photograph and the photographs kinda track the trajectory of the sparks that you can't see with your eye while you are there.

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(Arment Photography) Amish fireworks contrast festival fireworks light night night photography sparks steam engine Steam Engine Fireworks Wed, 23 Jun 2021 21:15:39 GMT
Biblical Clouds at Sunset on the Gulf of Mexico Someone I know referred to these type clouds as "Biblical". Apparently it is a term used.

Pam and I were in the Gulf region a few years ago. This is how the clouds looked the few days we were there. We've been back. On the return trip you expect the clouds to be the same... right? Well they were not. They were just the ordinary, run of the mill clouds. No Biblical references could be made to them.

I'm finding as we travel that you can find a magical place and it captivates you. You can't wait to go back. When you get back years or months later it is not the same. For whatever reason it just isn't.

But it sure was great to see these clouds night after night for a few days. Magical. Epic. Biblical.


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Two Black Work Horses Raking Hay These black work horses are working a field near my house. You can't see the Amish farmer because he's behind one of the horses. I try to NOT get people in my pictures because most people - Amish or otherwise - don't want their pictures taken. Some times I don't succeed but I try. 

This farmer usually works a white horse and a black horse. I don't know where the white horse is on this day.

Lots of hay going into barns this time of year.



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(Arment Photography) Amish draft horses farm farm field farming field hay hay field horses labor occupation raking hay rural America team team of horse work work horses Sun, 20 Jun 2021 17:33:31 GMT
Red Barn on Laundry Day So this post is appearing in June and it is hot and humid outside. Really hot. Really humid. 

I prefer the "in between" of springtime or fall, but if forced to choose between really hot and humid and cold... I'd rather be hot.

This picture shows laundry on the line to dry in winter. I guess the clothes get dryer, but I doubt they get dry. The Amish sell drying racks and I'm guessing they sit inside next to the stove with the laundry from the day getting the final dry.

We own a couple of these laundry racks and they are really handy.

And the other thing to note in this picture is the "cover crop" on the garden. We all plant cover crops on our gardens to have some organics to till back into the soil in the spring. The most popular cover crop for the Amish seems to be radishes (I think). Pam plants a grass of some kind for her "cover crop".


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(Arment Photography) . Amish Farm barn clothes clothes drying cold Indiana laundry laundry day old barn outdoors red barn rural America snow winter Sat, 19 Jun 2021 15:11:53 GMT
Amish Kids in Pony Cart  

Amish girls are entertaining themselves by driving the pony cart on the rural road near their house. A logging operation started near their house. It seemed to spring up overnight (which of course it did not). The girls are passing the log lot and it is pretty interesting.

Amish kids start young with ponies. You can see little ones and it is amazing how little they are when they start to deal with ponies and horses. 

And you wonder who has it better... the Amish kids out in the sunshine playing with horses and ponies and running in the sunshine and fresh air, or their English counterparts who are sitting inside in front of a video game? Maybe that's just me thinking like that.



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Amish Buggy Early Morning An Amish buggy parked under a tree in early morning. The morning sun reflects on the polished black of the front of the buggy and the windshield. The morning humidity hangs in the air at the tree line.

A new day in Amishville.

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Amish Farmer and Work Horses At this writing it is mid-June. The grasses are growing and the hay fields are being cut and raked. They hay is being baled and hauled to the barn. This picture is of two work horses who have just delivered a wagon of hay. They get to rest.

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(Arment Photography) Amish Amish work horses Draft Horses farmer farming Farming with Horses hay horses Indiana labor Shipshewana Team of Horses toil wagon waiting work Work Horses Tue, 15 Jun 2021 21:00:00 GMT
A lone tree on a dirt road in rural Indiana. A lone tree on a rural Indiana road.


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Amish Buggy on Rural Indiana Road This buggy looks lonely, don't you think? It is on a rural Indiana road in early summer. The is the normal humidity hanging in the air as summer is hot and things get "sticky". But the grass is green and the plants seem to love the heat.


Welcome to summer.

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Amish Church This is a picture of an Amish house near Shipshewana, Indiana on a Sunday. The Amish have church at their homes. The event rotates from home to home. We learned from our neighbors (when we had Amish neighbors) that having church is a stressor on the "lady of the house" because she has to clean, clean and clean. Of course you have to set up chairs and get other things ready for all these folks.


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(Arment Photography) Amish Amish Buggies Amish Church buggies buggy carriage Church home house Indiana Shipshewana simple life Mon, 14 Jun 2021 12:22:01 GMT
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Amish girl tries to see over the crowd by standing on a tractor tire.

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Amish girl tries to see over the crowd by standing on a tractor tire.

(Arment Photography) Sun, 10 Sep 2017 13:33:07 GMT
Amish Buggy for Sale Buggy for SaleBuggy for SaleAmish Buggy for sale near Shipshewana Indiana and the wash on the line in the background.

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I didn't ride my bicycle to work today and I had some time so I drove a little while. I saw this buggy for sale, which has been on this farm for a while. What made it a picture today was the wash on the line in the background. Happy Friday to you!

(Arment Photography) Amish Amish Buggy Buggy Buggy for Sale Laundry Laundry Drying Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:09:41 GMT
Three pictures from Reminiscences Day in Shipshewana Indiana Oat Harvest Reminiscences Days ShipshewanaOat Harvest Reminiscences Days ShipshewanaOats being gathered for thrashing at Reminiscences Days, Shipshewana Indiana.

Photo by David Arment
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Rumely Tractor and Horse and BuggyRumely Tractor and Horse and Buggy©David L Arment
Photo by David Arment
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Rumely Mother and SonRumely Mother and Son©David L Arment
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(Arment Photography) Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:24:43 GMT
Bruce causes crop failure Pam - "Bruce is wearing his leather jacket today to ride his motor cycle.

Me - "Yes although it is July it is pretty cold so I can understand his leather jacket."

Pam - "It is not good for the crops".

Someone please explain to me how Bruce wearing a leather jacket is not good for the crops.

I didn't want to ask.


(Arment Photography) Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:22:47 GMT
Amish Boy Waiting with The Horses Amish Boy Waiting with The HorsesAmish Boy Waiting with The Horses©David L Arment
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This boy was waiting with the horses in a picture taken earlier today (July 17, 2014). He was obviously just there to keep things under control. There is nothing hooked to his axle. It doesn't look like the grass is long enough to cut for hay, but it is that time of year, so I'm guessing they were going to take a hay wagon somewhere... but I'm not sure.


(Arment Photography) Amish Amish work horses Farming Farming with Horses Work Horses Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:59:00 GMT
Don't tell Pam... I have water on my desk. When it has sat for a couple of days I water the plants outside the gallery. Today I "watered" the plants with lemonade. Please don't tell Pam as she lovingly planted all these flowers. I wonder what will happen now?

(Arment Photography) Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:36:21 GMT
Part of the Landscape Yesterday things changed.

Normally, I see myself as the observer. I see things and take their pictures. Observe, click, and move on. Looking at and recording the landscape.

Yesterday I rode my bicycle to work. I’ve not done that in the past because there was nowhere to carry my camera, and when the need may arise my computer and “other stuff”. Pam bought me for my birthday (don’t panic, you still have time to buy me a birthday present as my birthday is not until August) a carrier like the Amish around here use to pull behind their bicycles to carry their things. Sometimes they carry their small children in these white, aluminum two wheeled carriers. They have “goosenecked” type attachment (the carrier has this not the Amish children) that connects the carrier to the bike under the bike’s seat.

So now I’m able to bike to work.

My bicycle was purchased when I lived in France and is pink and orange. I’m sure the bicycle dealer “saw me coming” and made a small fortune. They surely had an extra drink on their good fortune that night. They bicycle was reportedly made in Korea. I assume South Korea.

And yesterday, as every day, I wore my almost blue “Alaska” baseball hat. It was once blue, but has faded, mostly on top, with time and has areas where the combination of sweat and dirt has made it some muddy purple color.

So yesterday for the first time I biked to work. The Amish all looked twice; some had a wide grin because they recognized the Amish carrier and found it humorous that an English guy in a once blue baseball hat with a pink and orange bike was pulling it. The tourist sitting on the benches at the Blue Gate restaurant are all looking for and at the Amish buggies. They did not know what to think of the white haired guy with the pink and orange bike.

So now I’m not observing the landscape, I am the landscape.

(Arment Photography) Amish bike carrier Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:06:34 GMT
The Clothes Line Amish Closthes LineAmish Closthes LineSome of the Amish in this area have a pulley affixed to the barn and they attach their wet clothes to the line and pull them up and out of the way. This picture was taken at sunset so that the pants are a silhouette. And they are up high suggesting that the clothes are being hung from the second story of the house.

(Arment Photography) Amish Amish Clothes Line Amish Laundry Laundry Laundry at Dusk Wed, 02 Jul 2014 14:09:05 GMT
Barefoot Amish Girls Walking Home After Church Barefoot Amish Girls Walking HomeBarefoot Amish Girls Walking HomeBarefoot Amish Girls Walking Home after Church near Topeka Indiana. June 2014

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(Arment Photography) . Amish Amish Girls Barefoot Girls Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:52:19 GMT
Arment Gallery and Gifts adds Handpainted Gourds
Hand painted GourdsHand painted gourds have been added to our line of products. They are painted by Jo Arment, my 82 year old mom. come take a look at her gourds.

(Arment Photography) Gourds Hand Painted Sat, 28 Jun 2014 19:04:10 GMT
Rosemary Schmucker At "Arment Gallery and Gifts" we have added the paintings and reproductions of Rosemary Schmucker. Rosemary is a painter from Middlebury, IN. When I asked her about having a story done on her by "Amish America" (a blog on all things Amish) she thought for a minute and said, "I want people to like my paintings because they like my paintings, not because I'm Amish". So please come and look at these fabulous works, you will find your own reason to like them.


(Arment Photography) Rosemary Schumcker Sat, 28 Jun 2014 19:00:40 GMT
Retro-Progress The irony is thick as you see an abandon tractor in the foreground and Amish using horses to pull a hay baler in the background. Retro-ProgressRetro-ProgressThe irony is thick as you see an abandon tractor in the foreground and Amish using horses to pull a hay baler in the background.

The trademark does not appear on any pictures you purchase.

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(Arment Photography) . Abandon Tractor Amish Amish Horses Amish in the Hay Case Tractor Hay Field Tractor Work Horses Sat, 28 Jun 2014 17:24:46 GMT
Goshen Paint I don't remember where this picture was taken. I assume it was taken somewhere in Goshen, Indiana. Anyone know where this sign is?


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(Arment Photography) Goshen Indiana Old Sign Paiant Sign Sign Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:18:25 GMT
Baby Birds Baby SparrowsPicture of Baby Sparrows taken on Sunday (two days ago).

(Arment Photography) Animals Baby Animals Baby Birds Baby Sparrows Birds Birds Nest Birds in Nest Sparrows Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:14:07 GMT
Working the Hay  


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Amish woman turning the hay June 2014 near Shipshewana Indiana.

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Rock in the Sky
(Arment Photography) Peaceful rock Serene Serenity sky stream water Thu, 19 Jun 2014 06:49:00 GMT
The Last Green Amish Horses standing in wait, ready to finish the field. Almost done!
(Arment Photography) amish Amish farming amish plowing Amish work horses horses Horses Plowing Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:43:00 GMT
Plowing I guess I can't get enough of the Amish plowing fields. It simply amazes me.
(Arment Photography) amish amish horses amish plowing Amish work horses Farming with Horses work horses Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:28:00 GMT
Woman Walking on Rural Road

Amish woman walking on rural road near Shipshewana, IN, Orton type effects used. I think she has a shoe in her hand.


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The Drying Amish Dresses out to dry.
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Rural Hoes for Sale Here in Amishville, it is not unusual to see roadside produce signs and eggs for sale signs. This one I cannot explain. Can you?

I can only wonder if it is Rumspringa run amok. On the other hand the definition of Rumspringa is to run amok.
(Arment Photography) hoes hoes for sale rual sign sign Sun, 15 Jun 2014 18:20:00 GMT
Buggy Race It is Sunday the 15th of June. Maybe NASCAR is on today. Maybe they are drag racing somewhere. Here in Northern Indiana we have the trill of one buggy passing another. Live is good.
(Arment Photography) amish Amish Buggy Passing amish horse and buggy Amish Races Buggy Races Sun, 15 Jun 2014 17:39:00 GMT
Shipshewana Lake Evening I count 15 babies. This one adult looks after a lot of babies.
(Arment Photography) geese Goslings Shipshewana Shipshewana Lake Sun, 08 Jun 2014 17:38:00 GMT
Horse Training near Shipshe
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(Arment Photography) amish amish horse horse Horse Training Shipshewana Shipshewana Indiana Sat, 07 Jun 2014 11:01:00 GMT

I / we are not doing too well with our goal of posting one picture per day here. Please forgive me.

I've been very busy with a new web site It has totally consumed me.

The new site is to showcase the Amish Images taken over the last few years. To this I've added only the best of other images.

More importantly I've added gifts from local Amish and other craftspeople that you can buy. Some are inspirational plaques and signs. Others are clever wooden puzzels.

... but the point of this post is to let you know I've not forgotten this blog... I've just gotten busy on this other site. Once it is launched I'll hopefully post here daily.

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Amish Road
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Turning the Earth

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Birdsell Clover Huller
(Arment Photography) Birdsell Clover Huller farm Farm Machinery Huller Old Farm Machinery Mon, 26 May 2014 13:43:00 GMT
This is How We Roll... Eight Cylinders
(Arment Photography) amish amish horses amish plowing Amish Work Horses. Sat, 24 May 2014 19:16:00 GMT
Wisconsin Sparrow Somebody tell me what this bird is... I don't know.

I live in Indiana and he was in Wisconsin.
(Arment Photography) Wed, 21 May 2014 13:30:00 GMT
Old Amish Shool
(Arment Photography) abandon school amish Amish School Old Amish School school Tue, 20 May 2014 06:00:00 GMT
Waterfall at Bonneyville
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The Five
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18 at Dusck
(Arment Photography) 18 Goslings Baby Geese geese Geese Swimming Goslings Swimming Swimming Home Sun, 18 May 2014 04:17:00 GMT
Barn with Horse Painting
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Head in the Clouds
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In a String I count 16 goslings. What is your count? How can two geese have this many babies? Did they adopt?
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Lady in Blue

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