A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography


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Week 22 – #4. Architectural Details

I have always loved this house located at 360 S. Crest Road in Chattanooga, TN.  It is a 3-story home, has acreage, a carriage house, 7 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and 11,000 Sq. Ft. of livable space. Built in 1894, in the 1930’s it was re-wired and received indoor plumbing. During my recent visit to Chattanooga, I discovered it had been placed on the re-sale market about a year ago but got no offers and subsequently auctioned to the highest bidder on December 15, 2016. The new owners paid $1.2 Millon for this beautiful home which had only had 3 previous owners. I was surprised at the purchase price and would have thought it would have sold for much more.  “Architectural details” like the ones this home has cannot be found today.

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Week 21 – #30. Show Us Your (Color) Bokeh

Last evening, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. I had just settled down for a long winter’s nap when out on the deck there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to the glass door, I flew like a flash, slung open the door and let out a gasp. What to my wandering eyes should appear but a miniature Santa sitting on the rail on his rear. More rapid than eagles, I flew back to the den, grabbed my Nikon and crammed a memory card in. Steady on the tripod and with aperture wide open, I pressed back button focus for a sharp photo, I’m hopin’. With flash on TTL, off camera please, the time was ready to press shutter release. Laying his finger aside to his nose, he gave a big nod and a perfect pose. I thanked ‘lil Santa with a very loud scream, for he gave me an opportunity to satisfy a photo theme. “Show us your (color) bokeh” was harder than ever, but thanks to ‘lil Santa and city lights, I was able to deliver. I sprang to the deck, to ‘lil Santa gave a whistle, rushed back in the house like the down of a thistle. Placing him back on the mantle midst pine cones just right, I’ll swear I heard him exclaim, “Happy Christmas all bloggers, and to all a good-night.”

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Week 19 – #19. Musically Inclined

Curiosity got the best of me while touring the Danforthe Chapel on the Frank Lloyd Wright campus of Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL a few weeks ago.  Many people have heard the organ and have seen the pipes from the first floor but my guess would be that few have seen them from the balcony so I ventured upward towards the balcony to get a peek.  I am not “musically inclined” but as I stood there sizing up the pipes and looking at the organ, I felt a bit sad that I never learned to play a music instrument.

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