Ruth Holt  

Untitled by Ruth Holt

May 2023 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

Some one said the other day "April was a long year!! Normally this image would go into my "Living Yard Art", but I found this critter in my kitchen sink. Opened in Snapseed ; used pop looks. got rid of some of the spots in the sink. Took it to APS-CS and did some high lights with the clone stamp, resize, Did a 180 turn, and frame. I left some of the sink drain and a bottle which was in the sink so one could have better idea as the size. And no, I did not kill it: I took it across the street to an empty lot.

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10 comments posted

Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
Hi Ruth,
You are so brave to capture the snake with your phone! I might scream out loud if it comes inside my house, especially in the kitchen sink.
Kudos to you to make the scary creature your living yard art and also to include the part of the kitchen sink to give the viewers an idea of its size and where it is!   Posted: 05/07/2023 20:56:31
Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Thank you for your comments.   Posted: 05/27/2023 06:51:42

Steven Jungerwirth   Steven Jungerwirth
Yes - I agree that your composition gives the viewer a sense of place/size - and the subject is clearly unexpected! Well done - I think that creates interest. Where do you think he came from? I admire the way you were careful not to hurt the small snake - rather relocate it to a safe refuge! This kind of image might make a good monochrome - since there is little color in it.   Posted: 05/08/2023 03:54:15
Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Howdy, Steven, I reckon he came up the the drain pipe. I'm more careful in the kitchen now; I turn on lights as I go into the kitchen.. Thank you for your comments.   Posted: 05/27/2023 06:55:42

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
Good idea keeping those bits of sink Ruth, it really makes the story. Reminds me of the critters I've had in my house! No snakes yet fortunately.   Posted: 05/09/2023 07:39:58
Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Howdy, Jack, It's no fun finding snakes in my home since I live in town now for the last 2 years. Thanks for your comments.   Posted: 05/27/2023 07:00:40

Quang Phan   Quang Phan
(Group 88)
Hi Ruth, thank you for sharing such a rare image. I agree with Kieu Hanh's comments, and I would like to add my own thoughts as well. At first glance, the image appears to be an art picture with a combination of shapes, but as I looked closer, I realized that it has a very extractive quality for the viewer. The image allows us to create our own story and interpretation.

Moreover, I appreciate the level of detail and the nice texture of the snake skin in the picture. It is evident that a lot of effort went into capturing the image. Well done! Best regards.   Posted: 05/10/2023 15:27:45
Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Howdy, Quang, thank you for your comments..   Posted: 05/27/2023 07:05:58

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
If it showed up in my kitchen, I don't think my first thought would be to take an iPhone shot! You're a real Texas trooper, Ruth. The angle really makes the shot. Your YardArt is invading your indoor living space nowadays. Kudos for having the nerve to pick it up and take it back out to nature. It sort of makes an abstract with its swirly shape next to the round curves in the sink.   Posted: 05/23/2023 11:47:07

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Howdy, Pat, my phone/camera is on a clip which I carry on my clothing most of the time, so it was easy to get the image. Thank you for your comments.   Posted: 05/27/2023 07:09:44