A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography


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Week 22 – #35. On The River

Chattanooga endured an excessive amount of rain during December, 2015 and it isn’t often that you see all of the Chickamauga Dam spillways open. On this evening just after 7:00 p.m., I was “on the river” with my camera and captured a long exposure which gave the turbulent waters beneath the dam a smooth, silky look. Alongside the river beginning at the Chickamauga Dam and stretching ten miles to downtown Chattanooga is a lighted and landscaped walkway dotted with picnic tables, fishing piers and public art, an example of which you’ll see in my photo.
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Week 20 – #7. Circle In A Square

If driving out University Parkway in Sarasota, FL near the UTC mall doesn’t get you in the holiday spirit, nothing will. Brilliant lights wrap tall Royal Palm and Cabbage Palm trees, hang from water oaks, and gracefully drape the shrubbery. Tall lighted candles, drummer boys, boxes aglow with flashing lights, red ribbons and wrapped with colorful Christmas paper, lighted rowers floating in water, and so much more. As I was returning home from having an early dinner with my husband, I saw the entrance to the Square at UTC, an out parcel across from the mall, and noticed it was decorated with lights which formed circles of snowflakes. Lucky for me that I had my camera and captured “Circle In A Square.”
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Week 19 – #37. Part Of A Whole

I did a double take when I drove down the street and saw part of a 1954 Spartan Manor trailer. It was “part of a whole” because the rest of it was inside a building which housed a restaurant. The entire Spartan Manor served as the kitchen for the restaurant. I was intriqued and, although the restaurant was not open, I spotted the owner outside and asked if I could come in to see the rest of the Spartan Manor. He said when he bought it, the furniture was still inside and he totally gutted it and put in an entire stainless kitchen for the restaurant. What a terrific idea! I did a bit of research on the Spartan Manor and learned how famed oil tycoon, J. Paul Getty, turned an aircraft company into a luxury trailer manufacturing enterprise. Manufactured to the highest quality and sleekest design employing the monocoque building technique used in airplane manufacturing, they were truly the “Cadillac” of trailers.
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Week 18 – #34. OMG!

It will come as no surprise to some of my friends when I say that I love eating breakfast at the Waffle House. I had an “OMG!” moment, however, after breakfast one morning when I stepped outside of a WH in Gainesville, GA. Quickly, I used my iPhone to take this photo. If you will click the photo to enlarge it, you will understand why it grabbed my attention and gave me an opportunity to satisfy a theme.
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