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Old 07-27-17, 01:27 AM   #16 (permalink)
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That's awesome, MisterSprinkles.
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Old 12-09-17, 09:22 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Nobody noticed the rattle hanging down on his boot. Because he is holding it with a stick, right guys? Hey thanks Andy G. for the link

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Hey, let's go easy on the OP. It's an old family photo with a story and sentiments attached to it and we can be a little more sensitive to that.

OP, we're usually a lot nicer than this. Don't let this scare you off.

With all due respect and from a neutral standpoint, the snake is not as large as it appears. Forced perspective has been around as long as photography has been around. Just the way one holds an object can greatly enhance its perceived size. In this case the snake is on a stick and being held toward the camera.

It looks like it *was* a fairly good sized snake. I suspect he was either very proud of it and wanted to present it to its best advantage, or maybe he thought he'd have a bit of fun with it and play a joke on the viewer. If he was known for having a sense of humor and enjoying practical jokes that might be your answer right there.

Although I'm always sad to see a snake killed, it's still a neat picture both from a historical standpoint and for how your relative was able to pull that off. Think about it: his prank is still working on people generations later! That's a joke with serious staying power and IMO it makes that photo even more special.
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Nobody noticed the rattle hanging down on his boot. Because he is holding it with a stick, right guys? Hey thanks Andy G. for the link
it's in front of his boot.. not on his boot.
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If the responses in this thread are good for anything, it's a good chuckle.
And ya all want to seem so smart but nobody even cared to read Andy's link which was were the "documented" length and weight originated (c/o Sandra Thurlow). Whoevers amateurish attempts at explaining photographic concepts went unread. Comparing with a snake on a couch and on broomsticks. Serpentine, he is actually holding it with a glove not a stick. LMAO!! Ego is a hell of a drug guys. But good luck and thanks for the laughs. I am done.

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