A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography


Week 37 – #31. Panning

For those not familiar with the term “panning,” it is a photography technique performed through capturing an object in motion while moving the camera in parallel to the object. By moving the camera together with the object, the object remains sharp and the background becomes blurred.

This is not my favorite technique and although I had two willing participants, a/k/a Mike and Molly, it turned out to be somewhat of a comedy show early this morning in my neighborhood. Mike agreed to drive the car up and down our street and Molly eagerly agreed to ride in the back seat while I practiced panning. Along comes the garbage collectors … drive up the street again, Mike. Out comes the neighbor with a cup of coffee … drive up the street again, Mike. Along comes the recycle collectors … drive up the street again, Mike. Molly is not looking out the window … drive up the street again, Mike. My shutter speed is not slow enough … drive up the street again, Mike. I need to go inside to make sure the bacon is not burning … drive up the street again, Mike. Molly was more than happy for me to continue practicing, but Mike gets grouchy when he is hungry.



Week 30 – #49. Two Of Us

There were so many wonderful times I shared with our little Bichon puppy, Genie, who is no longer with us. I often think about what a special place she had in our home and Mike and I talk often about how much we miss her and how no other puppy could ever take her place. If I had to select one time I shared with her that was more special to me than other times, it would have to be when we were on a long walk and it was just the two of us. I captured this photo one day of a lady walking her dog at Ken Thompson Park and it reminded me of the times little Genie and I shared.
Two of Us


30. You Say Black, I Say _______

When I think of black, I think of a black lab so for this photo I went out searching for just the right one. I found her at a doggie training camp. She was perfect in every way and I wanted her badly; however, her owners did too but she needed a little extra help learning how to obey and concentrate so they enrolled her in doggie training camp for a few weeks. She flashed those big brown eyes up at me as if to say: “Hello. My name is Lucy and my Mom and Dad love me a whole lot but they think because I chew things that should not be chewed and don’t come when they call me, that I need to learn obedience. I am still a little girl and my main focus at the moment is to see how fast I can run after that yellow tennis ball. I’m really cute, don’t you think?” All of this she seemed to say as she backed around and sat down in my lap…and on my camera! I love Lucy!

NOTE: I am a week behind in posting so this post will make my 6th post and I will be caught up.