A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography


Week 16 – #4. Biggest Fear

I have several fears which I think would fit this theme; however, since our rules are to post only one photo which best fits the theme, I would have to say my biggest fear is getting stung by a bee. As a little girl growing up in the country, I was always getting bee stings while playing in the yard or hiking in the mountains. My grandfather chewed tobacco and he always said tobacco juice would take away the sting. YUK! I did not like that idea but neither did I like the pain caused by the sting so I would always let him plaster the area with his tobacco juice. Don’t laugh. It really is an old home remedy so if you’re a smoker and get stung by a bee, just wet the end of your cigarette and squeeze the tobacco juice on the area. Don’t worry, I am not going to post a photo of a wad of chewing tobacco but rather a photo of a beautiful water lily. I was very careful not to get too close to the bees that were gathering pollen to take back to their nests. Thank goodness for zoom lenses!
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Week 41 – #41. Single Color On Black and White

While in Idaho this week, I noticed a beautiful clump of yellow flowers and thought one bloom would be pretty as a single color on black and white. I added an oil paint and lighting filter and was pleased with the end result.
41. Single Color on B&W


Week 44 – #15. High Key

High Key photography is something I have never attempted so I have struggled with this theme. After doing extensive research on the Internet, I learned that it can be accomplished in a studio with lights and a white background or outside under the proper lighting. I elected to try photographing a tulip in my living room against a white background. I don’t know if I accomplished what a professional photographer would refer to as high key; however, I like how it turned out and hope you do too. My lens of choice was the Nikon 100 mm, 2.8 Macro and this photo is straight out of the camera with no enhancements other than a tiny green stroke and just a small amount of sharpening.
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