A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography


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Week 5 – #10. Dangerous

This location on top of Lookout Mountain, GA is a very popular spot for watching hang gliders, who will only fly if the wind is perfect. On this particular day, the weather was not conducive to flying. You will often see participants sitting around chatting with each other until everything is perfect before they run down the ramp and are flying off into the wild blue yonder. It is considered a “dangerous” sport; therefore, you’ll notice a net just below the end of the ramp … just in case!

Week 5 #10 Dangerous

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Week 4 – #32. Panorama

While in Chattanooga a few weeks ago, Mike and I decided to drive up to the Georgia end of Lookout Mountain. The weather was beautiful and had a hint of Fall in the air with very little humidity. The view gave me an opportunity to take four photos and stitch them together to make a “panorama” photo.

 

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Week 3 – #5. An Action Shot

Lucky for me, I had my camera set for just the right shutter speed and pointed in the right direction to catch “an action shot” of these two girls at second base during one of the ASA Championship games.

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Week 2 – #45. The Ballpark

While in Chattanooga recently, I sat behind home base in “the ballpark” where I played softball regularly as a young girl. Oh, what memories flooded my mind! Of great interest to me was to see girls’ softball teams from all over the United States participating in the annual ASA National Championship.

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Week 1 – #23. If Flowers Could Talk

Welcome to another year of blogging! I hope you enjoy my photos as much as I enjoy photographing items which I think represent each of the 2017 – 2018 themes.  During Week 1 on August 1st, I am in Tennessee and as I walked the road where I live, I saw a planter with beautiful pink flowers and I asked myself, “If flowers could talk,” what would these say?  I stood there for several minutes admiring the flowers and started thinking about my buddies who I hold dear, who I enjoy spending time with, and who I can share good times and bad times with.  Then it became obvious to me that these beautiful flowers were a lot like me and would say, “I enjoy hanging out with my buds.”

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Week 52 – #50. White On White

This is my final post for the 2016 – 2017, 52-Week Challenge and I am pleased that I have been able to post one photo per week for the entire year.  To those of my fellow bloggers who have also successfully completed the challenge this year, I say to you, “Congratulations,” and to those who tried very hard but because of various reasons were not successful, I say to you, “Keep the faith and continue trying this upcoming year.”

As it relates to my last post for the 2016 – 2017 year, I had a difficult time finding a suitable subject so started looking around my house and saw a beautiful white bag with white feathers around the top. Continuing through the house, I saw a bouquet of artificial white geraniums. Hmmm…all I needed was a white piece of foam core so I looked in the closet where I store my photo equipment, and wouldn’t you know I found one.  Problem solved for a photo of “white on white.”  This proves that sometimes we only have to look at our surroundings to find something suitable which will satisfy a theme.

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Week 51 – #23. Orton Effect

The interior of the Sarasota Opera House is a beautiful building of great interest and history.  If you have never attended an opera or ballet there, I would encourage you to do so but beforehand read about its history and renovations here.   It’s a place where dreams are fulfilled and because of that, I have processed it with the dreamy “Orton Effect.”

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