A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography


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Week 19 – #48. Urban Exploration

Each visit to Chattanooga my husband and I engage in its “urban exploration.” Looking back over the years, we continue to be amazed that Chattanooga, once called “the dirtiest city in America,” is today the fourth largest tourism market in Tennessee and has welcomed big companies like Amazon and Volkswagen to locate their facilities there. Not too many years ago, living downtown was unheard of but today it is a most desirable place to live. This photo was taken during a girls’ trip last October and as I walked across the glass bridge I could not help but notice the new condominiums and apartments which were not there a few years ago._MNM4620

 

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Week 15 – #3. Abandoned

As I stood in the field taking this photo, I felt sad and my thoughts went back to when this barn in Sequatchie County, TN must have been a vibrant structure with meaning to the farmer. I imagined it filled with equipment, baled hay and perhaps even a few horses. Now it is “abandoned” with its barn wood decaying and rusty tin roof peeling from neglect._MNM4679.jpg

 


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Week 13 – #52. Zig Zag

The Tennessee River Park is the crown jewel of Hamilton County’s Park system. Beginning at TVA’s Chickamauga Dam and stretching thirteen miles along the Tennessee River through downtown Chattanooga to the Southside District, this linear park offers users opportunities to enjoy a variety of activities and learning experiences.

The River walk itself is an eight-to-ten foot wide, landscaped and lighted concrete trail leading to parks and breath-taking views along the river. It is designed for use by both walkers and bicycle riders. This is a unique “Zig Zag” section in the downtown section of Chattanooga between the Walnut Street Bridge and the Market Street Bridge.

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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.

 


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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 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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