Challenge: Serpentine (DPL4 WK3) (Standard Editing)
Collection: Challenges Entered
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Tamron 16-300mm Di II VC PZD MACRO w/Canon Nikon mount
Date: Jul 11, 2018
Date Uploaded: Jul 14, 2018
|So this challenge comes up, and I know that roads are going to be heavy in this challenge. I live in an area where there are no curves, Literally none. Even the Garmin GPS, gives warning lights and beeps if there is a slight curve in the road. Then I thought okay snake, no most people freak out over them. Thought of Pandora, the yellow 13ft snake I have shot before , but found out she has retired.
At this point, we had a monsoon storm. In Arizona, we get about 12 inches a year. In 1 hour we got 2 inches, the water deluge was so strong, that the water pushed a freight train off it's tracks. So being the Newtons of the world, we all went out and the boys started rescuing wildlife that had been caught in trees and bushes. Several Western Diamond Back Rattlensnakes, Mojave Rattlesnake, antelope jackrabbit (those things are HUGE up to 15 pounds) varies ground squirrels and millipedes and anything else covered in mud. Still nothing to shoot though.
Then my youngest calls me and says he has found me a snake to work with , I tell him to bring him home. So I come home to a 3.5 foot snake. Very drowned but in perfect condition. SO Charlie, then becomes the snake CEO of moving it into positions. Loads of great shots, but heebiejeebie for me. He uses his hands, I used two pencils. Then of course the dogs are trying to be involved and the snake keeps hitting me in the head (NOT on purpose according to Charlie who is moving it) then we come up with ""Train Tracks and Naked Model Clique" of snakes, skull and snakes. We shoot a few shots, arguing and having pencil fights as to where to put it, then I am standing up and the air freshener goes off and hisses in my ear. Freaked me out, so that is me done. We then go and bury it in the desert. So, even though the snake drowned, got played around with when dead, but it lives on in this picture.