A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography

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Week 12 – #26. Isolated Object(s)

_MNM3565Fall is my favorite time of the year because of the crispness of the air and the brilliant colors of the leaves as they begin to change.  Today as I was walking and admiring the beauty of nature, I spotted an “isolated object” of red amongst a sea of green.




Week 11 – #33. Part Of A Face/Head

I have mostly been a landscape photographer and never been interested in portraiture photography until recently.  The theme this week made me step outside of my comfort zone and try my hand at a portrait, and I persuaded my husband to be my model.   My light and umbrella were set up at 90 degrees from Mike in order to properly expose for a “part of a face/head.”  I placed the photo in Photoshop where I turned it into a black and white image.


Mike BW _MNM3279


Week 10 – #12. Documentary

It was 6:15 a.m., September 6, 2017, and Category 5 Hurricane Irma was pushing herself in a fierce manner as it approached Puerto Rico packing winds of 185 miles per hour.  All indications were that she had her eye aimed at Florida and warnings to Floridians were to be prepared.  It has been 25 years since Hurricane Andrew devastated parts of the state and tension was high. Preparation was evident as locals sat in their vehicles waiting until the local BJ’s gas pumps opened, already void of regular gas with only premium available.  As a “documentary,” I jumped out of my car and took this photo with my iPhone.

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Week 9 – #29. On The Edge

Nature was good to us on a recent visit to Chattanooga.  First, we saw two adorable fawn enjoying an afternoon snack of wildflowers in the back yard and another day we saw this large hawk sitting “on the edge” of the deck railing. Even though it was noon time (bad lighting), I jumped up, grabbed my camera and captured this photo through a closed sliding glass door. Unfortunately, to add another lighting issue, our sliding glass doors have protective film on them which interfered with a sharp photo but I could not let this opportunity pass me by. As I slowly approached the door, the hawk must have heard me approaching and turned his head towards the house. Isn’t nature wonderful?

Week 9 #29 On The Edge_MNM2288



Week 8 – #46. The Color Purple

Crepe Myrtle trees adorn many southern landscapes because they are easy to grow as long as they are planted in well-draining soil and in plenty of light. There are a variety of colors: white and many different shades of red, pink and purple. They are all beautiful but if I had to select one color I like best, it would be “the color purple.”Week 8 #46 The Color Purple_MNM2268


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Week 6 – #36. Seasonal Showers/Inclement Weather

On this rainy/foggy day, I could’ve stepped out on my deck in Tennessee and taken a photograph of nothing but deck railing and heavy fog but instead I encouraged Mike to drive up to the top of Signal Mountain in “seasonal showers/inclement weather” where I found this charming little house partially covered with vines and draped in fog.  I was a bit concerned that the rain would damage my camera and lens so I hopped in the back seat and photographed it through the opened back window of the car figuring it best to get the back seat wet than my camera. Smart, eh? I am guessing the house was built in the early 1900’s and has been lovingly restored by its current owners. What a beauty with its gate, fence, front door and window trim all in a beautiful shade of red.  I would love to be invited inside.

Week 6 #36 Seasonal Showers.Inclement Weather_MNM2253



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