A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography


Week 31 – #32. Nighttime

Nighttime along the water and places downtown are my favorite times for photography because it allows me to practice long exposure. On this particular night, I went to Bradenton with several photography friends and just as I was setting up to photograph the manatee sculpture and Pier 22 in the background, a tour boat with brightly colored lights pulled into the harbor adding a splash of color in my frame. Perfect timing!
Pier 22



Week 12 – #3. Before/After

When I first previewed the photos I took from a recent photo shoot, my first thought was to delete this one; however, after reviewing the 52-Week themes, I thought it might be a good one for “SOTC.” Thinking I could improve upon it, I then changed my mind because I liked how the long exposure created boat streaks and smooth water so I began playing around with it. I cloned away the bridge overhang, applied dodge and burn to the concrete walkway/curb/rocks and fishing pier, removed a few faint rain drops, removed a little noise, added a Topaz Equalize filter, cropped, and added a little sharpening. Below are the “before/after” photos.
f/14; 30 sec.; ISO 64; 35mm
Resized Before DSC_6940

Resized After DSC_6940