A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography


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Week 30 – #40. The Good Old Days

Jane’s Carousel is located in Brooklyn between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges and reminds me of “the good old days” when as a little girl my parents would take me to Warner Park in Chattanooga, TN to ride the carousel. Jane’s Carousel is a 1922 carousel originally installed in Idora Park in Youngstown, Ohio. In 1984, it was purchased by Jane and David Walantas, who spent years restoring it to its original condition. Encased in a glass structure, it was commissioned by the Walantas’ and architect Jean Nouvel and placed in the Brooklyn Bridge Park on the East River in 2011. If you find yourself in New York, do yourself a favor and walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and see, or take a ride on, this beautiful carousel.carousel-dsc_6400

 

 

 


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Week 36 – #20. I Wish I Could/I’m Sorry I Did

While in NYC last December, there was one photo I had in mind involving light painting that I did not want to leave without taking. Let me preface this by saying little did I know that the temperature would be low 20’s in the City, not to mention what it would be down by the waterfront with the freezing wind blowing off of the water…in the teens! Did that stop me? No. Off I went with fellow photographer, Mindy Towns, to capture my photo. Honestly, I’m sorry I did and I wish I could have waited until Springtime when the weather would be more pleasant. With my teeth chattering, blurry eyes as a result of tears running down my cheeks, toes frozen, flashlight ready and fingers so numb I could not feel the shutter release button, I pressed it quickly only once without looking through my viewfinder. Grabbing our equipment, we ran as fast as possible in our frozen state up to the street corner to hail a cab to take us back to the City and our warm apartment. Those of you who know us can visualize this scene, can’t you? Imagine my disappointment when I transferred my photos to my computer for viewing! In my near death state from being almost frozen, I was much too quick and left off part of what I wanted to photograph…part of the “U” and all of the “L.” When we return later this year, I will go back and re-take my photo…much better this time and more than one frame! Lesson learned!
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Week 14 – #32. Out Of Place

Okay, okay, I know I am showing my age but don’t you think this is a little out of place? I was walking through a small park and noticed this young couple “bumping and grinding” right in front of God and everybody. I chose to ignore them and continued my walk through Brooklyn Heights where I found some beautiful brownstones. About an hour later, as I was walking back through the park on my way home, yep, you guessed it the show was continuing so I thought, “What the heck, I’ll just photograph them.” Sorry, I didn’t have enough cash on me to give them for a room.
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