A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography


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Week 46. – #3. Aged To Perfection

The Blackburn Point Bridge is an historic swing bridge located near Osprey, FL and listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.  It is a one-lane swing bridge located on Blackburn Point Road at the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. It is the northernmost of the two bridges connecting the barrier island Casey Key to the mainland of Florida. Constructed by the Champion Bridge Co. and opened to traffic in December 1926, it is “aged to perfection” and traffic crosses it daily. Because of its age, I have elected to process my photo with a vintage look.

3. Aged To Perfection

 


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Week 45 – #35. Starts With A “C”

What could be more appropriate for something which “starts with a ‘c” than a cactus?  The aloe plant is a member of the cactus family.  Your mom was onto something when she snipped off the tip of an aloe leaf and squeezed the gel onto your sunburn or cut. The plant has been shown in studies to help heal minor wounds eight days faster than standard dressing.35 Starts with a c _MNH7621

 


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Week 41 – 17. Macro/Close-Up

_MNH7271When I saw this tiny flower, I pulled out my “macro/close-up” Tokina 100mm, 2.8 lens and focused with the hope of getting the stamens in focus.  After trying several times, I managed to capture this photo.  I have no idea what the name is of the flower so if anyone knows, please let me know.

 


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Week 37 – #A6. Stripes

When my husband is watching sports on television, I have the perfect opportunity to sneak away and try new photography techniques. I decided to try my hand at light painting, grabbed the crystal ball, flashlight and gels and headed to a dark spot in the spare bedroom. Here is my attempt at creating something with red, white and blue “stripes.”a6-stripes-_mnh7092

 

 


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Week 36 – #37. Stop Action

37-stop-action-dsc_7025I have recently become interested in mastering bird photography and have found it to be quite challenging.  To “stop action” and prevent an unsatisfactory, blurry image, I used a fast shutter speed (1/1600 sec) to capture this photo of a pelican flying over the azure water of Sarasota Bay. I elected to isolate the pelican and add a little punch to the water by applying a painting filter in Photoshop.