A 52-Week Photo Journey

… Mary Nell Moore's Photography


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.




Week 32 – #46. Unwanted/Distracting Objects

Do you ever see a scene that looks so perfect, take the photo, and then when you upload it to your computer you see “unwanted/distracting objects?” Darn those blasted cattails!



Week 22 – #35. On The River

Chattanooga endured an excessive amount of rain during December, 2015 and it isn’t often that you see all of the Chickamauga Dam spillways open. On this evening just after 7:00 p.m., I was “on the river” with my camera and captured a long exposure which gave the turbulent waters beneath the dam a smooth, silky look. Alongside the river beginning at the Chickamauga Dam and stretching ten miles to downtown Chattanooga is a lighted and landscaped walkway dotted with picnic tables, fishing piers and public art, an example of which you’ll see in my photo.
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26. Fear

On a beautiful day last Fall, Mike and I were in Chattanooga and decided to drive to an area known as Fall Creek Falls. With tripod and camera gear in hand, we set out hiking up the side of the mountain. What a steep climb it was! Along the way, we passed several small waterfalls and being the tomboy I am, I elected to scoot down to the bottom of one of those smaller falls and photograph people as they were walking across a swinging bridge. Crossing that bridge seems pretty simple looking at it from the bottom up; however, when I began crossing it, I was in mortal fear. With each step I took, it would sway and bounce and with each step others took, it swayed and bounced even more. Once I reached the other side, the only thing I could think of was I had to cross it again coming back down. The hike up the mountain was brutal for both of us and we quickly realized how out of shape we were. When we actually arrived at the big Fall on top, we looked to our left only to see a large parking lot! Can you believe we hiked all the way up that mountain only to discover that we could have driven?