Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth

Against All Odds


As most of you know, I’ve been on a short break, but one thing I didn’t want to miss was this week’s Monochrome Madness!   This image was actually taken a few years ago when I first started taking pictures with my old camera.  Fortunately I had been instructed early on to always shoot in RAW, so I found the original image and reprocessed it.  I was amazed to see this tree all by itself with such dramatic weather around it.  It sort of reminds me of my life at the moment!  In an upheaval!  haha

For those interested in seeing all the entries to this week’s Monochrome Madness, please check out Leanne Cole’s site when you can.   It is usually posted about 6 or so hours from now.  It’s sure to be a wonderful collection!

I will not be able to participate in next week’s challenge due to our move and not having internet.  But I should be back up and running on my blog by later next week.  I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of things!





Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

129 thoughts on “Against All Odds

  1. What a cool shot 🙂 ……. sureal!

  2. Very nice and good to hear from you.

  3. Really intense and I would love to know what it sounded like around you while you were taking the shot. Great photo.

  4. Love the picture it looks a little spooky .. Too me anyway. Good luck moving that is always a chore!

  5. Holy mother! This is fantastic Laura… FANTASTIC!!!!

    That’s such a crazy tree, it almost looks like it’s upside down. And those clouds… wow.

    Amazing job once again. Good luck with the move and we’ll see ya on the flip side. I’ll be in the same boat in two months.

  6. Wow, this is really intense… love it!

  7. Reduxed or not, it’s a great shot. Good luck with the move or more to the point, being without Internet.

  8. I love that image! Superb.

  9. What a wonderfully moody image.

  10. Wow Laura!
    Absolutely Awesome Photo

  11. huge impact – drew me straight off

  12. Drama and Upheaval or not… there is always calm after the storm.
    Excellent archival find Laura. Have fun with the move Lol 🙂

  13. Fantastic image Laura. I love the drama here.

  14. Aside from the amazing backlighting, the tree itself looks like a giant came and pulled it out of the ground and stuck it back in the hole upside down – it looks more like roots than tree! Great shot, and a wonderful eye you have for the interesting. 🙂

  15. A remarkable shot Laura and beautifully edited. Congrats and best wishes for the move. 🙂

  16. Just wonderful Laura. I love it.
    Good luck with your move. Take care and hurry back. 🙂

  17. Stunning and so dramatic! Wonderful Laura.
    Wishing you all the very best for the move xx

  18. I don’t know how much post was done to this, but I really like the lighting around the tree. It looks like a halo of light around it.

  19. Powerful haunting image.

  20. Hauntingly beautiful, Laura! I am inspired by this!

  21. Beautiful shot – love the clouds! Good luck with the move we did it a few weeks ago 🙂

  22. Moody. Amazing Job. Love it.

  23. This photo is really great. I love the dramatic contrasts and the composition. I’m also very glad that you shot in RAW so that we got to see the result 😀 Wonderful post-processing!

  24. high drama in this shot. good luck with the move

  25. dramatic shot!! it looks like a scene from a film like Wuthering Heights!!

  26. Reblogged this on A Good Blog is Hard to Find and commented:
    She already has a lot of reblogs, but I will reblog this anyways because I like the photo.
    Note: Comments disabled here, please comment on her post.

  27. must have been quite a moment seeing this in your frame … wonderful feeling in your image .. Lovely capture .

  28. Hi Laura. Your photo is absolutely stunning! I just have to see more of your work 🙂 Thanks Leanne for leading me to you!

  29. Absolutely spectacular! The image is filled with drama and intensity-
    Thank you too for visiting Move the Chair-I appreciate you taking the time to look and I look forward to seeing more of your amazing work!

  30. These are some of the best photographs I’ve ever seen.

  31. Beautiful Photography.

  32. In a surreal kind of way, it almost looks as though the tree is the wrong way round and the roots are poking out of the ground while the trunk, branches, twigs and leaves are beneath it. Very atmospheric.

  33. You have done a splendid job. It is one of the best shot which I have seen till now. The image looks so fabulous and lighting around the trees is the amazing part of the image.

  34. Wow! Uncanny and beautiful. Thanks for following my blog. Much appreciated 🙂

  35. Wow great shot! Thank you for following me, I will definitely come back to see more of your work.

  36. Love it. I’ve always had a love of lonely trees. Great!!

  37. That’s gorgeous!! I have tried for that effect but never with the success of yours!

  38. Seeing this now, I couldn’t imagine being improved as a color photo. Nice shot!

  39. that is just gorgeously striking!

  40. Stunning, spectacular, eerie, romantic, mysterious, this is one of the most soul-gripping photographs I have ever seen. Brava!

  41. That has to be one of the most unusually shaped trees I’ve ever seen. Like it should be in the wicked forest of a Disney movie. The way you photographed it will stay in my mind for quite a while. I really, really like it.

  42. Very impressive. Great bw.

  43. Nothing will ever replace a keen eye. Lovely.

  44. This is a really fantastic and powerful photo Laura! And how wonderful it is you can edit old photos. I really love it, so nicely done!

  45. Excellent photos. Love the starkness of the tree in the black and white photo. It really evokes the moodiness of that lone tree.

  46. They were gone…all of them. They left nothing behind but the dead and dying. The earth had been ravaged, murdered by greed and hatred. The humans were gone and the Universe breathed a deep sigh of relief knowing that without them, beauty would once again be restored and innocent lifeforms would flourish.

    That’s what this beautiful photograph is telling me.

    • I’m so happy that my image moved you to write this! Thank you so much! (And if I accidentally unfollowed you just recently I apologize…I was doing something with my settings and messed things up. I’m refollowing now.)

  47. To me it is the darkness before the dawn or the last winds of winter before the dawn and spring. . .

  48. Laura, a beautiful photo! Thanks for your follow of Heart of Life Poetry, I appreciate it. Wishing you all good things.

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