Ruth Holt  

Living Yard Art by Ruth Holt

August 2019 - Living Yard Art

About the Image(s)

I have started a series of images labeled "Living Yard Art". My entry for Aug. is from this on going project.

"Snails" was taken with my phone/camera on June 17, 2019 in my yard. This is in the side of an old ice chest which I use for a flower bed. Opened in Snapseed and cropped. Opened in APS-CS-6 and resized. Tools used; shadows/highlight, sharpen, and clone (to get rid of some dirt here and there). Frame applied with stroke. Saved for Web.

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7 comments posted

Laurie Meriwether   Laurie Meriwether
Great idea for a series. I really like the colors and lines in this. That is a lot of snails. There are a few snails at the top that are out of focus and you could crop them out if it bothers you. I don't mind it.   Posted: 08/10/2019 09:55:00

Carl Simmerman   Carl Simmerman
"Living Yard Art" what a great idea for a series. Intentional or not, I do like the leaves on the lower right side. How to you feel about black and white? I like the lines and shapes of these snails.   Posted: 08/11/2019 12:08:43
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Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
I like the B/W! I did not think of that...   Posted: 08/14/2019 15:29:13

Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Very pretty! I wouldn't do much changing. I like Carl's idea for B/W, too. Try flipping it so the leaf leads into the image. If you keep the color version, I think you could saturate it a little more to make the red container and lines on shells 'pop'. If you are bothered by the out of focus area, try adjusting the inner and outer vignettes in Snapseed. I hope these beautiful critters don't hurt your flowers!   Posted: 08/12/2019 09:26:44

Margaret Duncan   Margaret Duncan
Who ever thought that snails could look so good. I really like the change Carl has suggested - in colour or b&w. Very pleasing image.   Posted: 08/16/2019 06:39:33

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
I really love this shot, Ruth! The only thing I found a little distracting was the leaves at the very bottom. So these lovely critters are still alive in your ice chest? Surprised to see so many together, spaced out carefully and displaying their subtle designs, arranged as well as if in a museum. I like your idea of a series, since your yard apparently has such a wealth of possibilities that you don't have to travel to find interesting subject matter!   Posted: 08/21/2019 15:07:55
Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Hi, Pat, The snails crawl up on anything when it rains; these are on the side of the ice chest. They were alive when I took the picture, most of them have dropped off now.   Posted: 08/24/2019 10:54:21