A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography


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Week 35 – #9. Closely Cropped

This little bird was perched on a railing at Perico Preserve and kept a keen eye on me as I approached.  Although I used my Nikon 200-500mm lens, I still could not get close enough for a tight shot; therefore, I “closely cropped” the photo to get a closer look. I have just become interested in bird photography, bought a book on Florida birds and “believe” she is a female Indigo Bunting.  To my birder friends, I ask, “Am I correct?” She sure was tiny … and cute.9-closely-cropped-dsc_6867

 

 


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Week 34 -#A4. Photographer’s Choice

Blue hour, my favorite time of day, provided me with this scene one evening as I was traveling to my office on Longboat Key. In addition to the lighting, the movement of traffic crossing the Ringling Bridge was a perfect “photographer’s choice” for a long exposure.

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Week 33 – #41. The Night Sky

My friend, Susan, and I decided to do some Sarasota night photography a few weeks ago. Blue hour is one of my favorite times for photography and I was not disappointed with “the night sky” on this beautiful evening. I was thankful for the gentle breeze which created wispy movement in the clouds as they passed between the palm trees and moon.

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Week 31 – #7. Bent or Twisted

This is the Atlas statue outside Rockefeller Center in New York City. It was sculpted by Lee Lawrie and Rene Paul Chambellan and installed in its present location in 1937. The statue is 45 feet tall, and includes a 15-foot figure of the Ancient Greek Titan Atlas holding the heavens on his shoulders. The North-South axis of the “bent or twisted” armillary sphere on his shoulders points towards the North Star as seen from New York City.

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Week 30 – #40. The Good Old Days

Jane’s Carousel is located in Brooklyn between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges and reminds me of “the good old days” when as a little girl my parents would take me to Warner Park in Chattanooga, TN to ride the carousel. Jane’s Carousel is a 1922 carousel originally installed in Idora Park in Youngstown, Ohio. In 1984, it was purchased by Jane and David Walantas, who spent years restoring it to its original condition. Encased in a glass structure, it was commissioned by the Walantas’ and architect Jean Nouvel and placed in the Brooklyn Bridge Park on the East River in 2011. If you find yourself in New York, do yourself a favor and walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and see, or take a ride on, this beautiful carousel.carousel-dsc_6400

 

 

 


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Week 29 – #43. Tools Of The Trade

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I love Starbucks Latte and have one practically every day. No, I am not a shareholder … just addicted.  I thought we had an abundance of stores in Sarasota, but in NYC there are stores practically on every corner. Lucky for me I had my camera today and was able to grab a shot of the “tools of the trade.”starbucks-dsc_6346