A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography


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Week 39 – #9. Drops of Water

Definition of Fog: (noun) many small drops of water floating in the air above the ground, the sea, etc.

I feel fortunate to be able to call both Florida and Tennessee home. When I depart Florida for my Tennessee home, I can’t help but feel somewhat sad to leave the beautiful beaches and weather behind. When I reach my home in Tennessee, however, I am always happy when I look out my window and see the beautiful mountains and river, no matter what the weather is like. On this particular day, I stood on the deck and watched the boats as they made their way up and down the river as the heavy fog dissipated and it made me realize how much beauty is in the world.
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Week 20 – #22. It’s A Mystery

There is something mystical, almost spooky, about foggy days along the riverfront. I love bridges, especially those with so much history like those which cross the Tennessee River in downtown Chattanooga. While there, I enjoy joining others who walk, run and bike across them. Early one foggy morning, I grabbed my camera and headed to the bridges in hopes of capturing a few mystical, foggy photos. There was nobody on the Market Street Bridge except me surrounded by thick fog and the sounds of boat horns – an eerie feeling. But wait! Who is that? She was not there when I took the photo yet when I processed it, she is there. Who is she? Why is she in my photo? Where is she going? If I were Stephen King writing a mystery novel, I would know the answers but at the moment, “It’s A Mystery.”
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Week 15 – #35. Rocky Waterscapes

I had a tough time deciding whether this photo fit the theme “Rocky Waterscapes,” but after several reviews of the photo, I decided it did for four reasons. (1) There is water; (2) there are definitely rocks/riprap along the Tennessee River shoreline; (3) the piers which support the Walnut Street Bridge are stones from the old Stone Fort Land Company; and (4) heck, I was on vacation but got up before sunrise this particular morning so I could take this photo of the heavy fog!
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Week 16 – #9. Foggy

A great event can be planned wherein 140 paddleboarders will race down the Tennessee River from downtown Chattanooga and gather at Hale’s Bar Dam, a distance of 31 miles, but a perfect sunny day with pleasant temperatures can’t always be scheduled to the liking of everyone. With a temperature of 32 degrees, and fog so thick you could only see a few feet in front of you, many paddleboarders arrived at 5:00 a.m. to get in a little practice prior to an 8:00 a.m. start. Because it was so foggy, it was delayed for over two hours, giving me plenty of time to capture photos, a few of which are shown below. The winning stand-up paddler, Thomas Maximus from California, finished in 4 hours, 49 minutes. The event was called ChattaJack31.
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