Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth

Yin and Yang


“Yin and Yang” is used to describe how opposite or contrary forces are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world; and, how they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another.  That’s how I felt when I took this photo.  Our move was the very next day and I felt complete peace knowing we were starting a new chapter in our lives, yet I was feeling anxious at the same time with all the things to do regarding the move itself.  Somehow that reflected in this image with the velvety landscape against the stormy sky.

I never take nature for granted.  Every cloud, ray of sunlight and every slope of a hill are always new and beautiful to me.  I hope you enjoy this image as much as I did standing there admiring the scenery.

Yin and Yang







Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

81 thoughts on “Yin and Yang

  1. so beautiful! I love moments like this. Grumpy clouds and gorgeous rolling hills. You live in a beautiful place.

    • That kind of weather doesn’t happen too often out here in California…mainly in winter and spring. It is a beautiful place. Thank you!

      • Yes, I agree, That blue Californian sky washes out my landscape when I try to photograph it. I love it when there are clouds!

        • Me too! Then I don’t have to go into “sky replacement mode” LOL

          • Ha! Is there such a thing? I want that. I do have one setting on my camera that helps a bit. But, mostly it is just all washed out. Unless, I am up higher, in the mountains. I can get better shots up there.

          • Yes! It’s called PHOTOSHOP lol. I take pictures of skies when there are beautiful clouds and save them on my computer for such times when the skies are crappy. Or I use a polarized filter on my lens to make the skies blue if they’re already nice with wispy clouds and I always shoot in raw to bring out the detail.

  2. Lovely, and yes, tranquil. So nice to see the green hills.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous!

  4. This photo actually took my breath away. Stunning.

  5. Stunning image Laura! It’s balanced so well in its texture, color, energy, vibrancy, and overall feel. Just beautiful and you’re fortunate to have experienced it.

    • Thank you Dan! You know how rare these moments are around here as we don’t really have inclement weather in the summer and the hills aren’t green then. Anyway, thank you for stopping by my friend 🙂

  6. the blessings of the earth and sky!! Beautiful photo. Are you settled in yet?

    • Settling but we are renovating here and there. This place is amazing. I have a bad cold though so not much picture taking or enjoyment of the place yet. Soon I hope.

  7. Great shot Laura, the pools of light on the hills in the mid-ground is to die for.

  8. I like the layers of transition between back, mid and foreground – moving from a pastel to desaturated to intense – like this one a lot! Indeed never take nature for granted – I guess that also sums up my fixation with abandonment – nature always wins out in the end.

  9. Photoshop really….. Just kidding, great shot.

  10. Definitely a “Wow” shot Laura. Superb!

  11. Wow!
    Yes stunning, absolutely stunning.

  12. Laura, your photos always inspire me. this one is just divine. It is moody and beautiful at the same time.

  13. A loved friend from youth once startled me by saying she watched the shadows of the clouds cross the hills … it was one of those moments that altered my perception … your picture brings this beautifully to mind! Thank you …

  14. Oh my gosh! I love this photo! It doesn’t even look real. It’s an amazing pic!

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  16. It’s very nice how the sun peeks through the clouds and lights up the green fields. Great capture Laura!

  17. Wow. Beautiful shot! Those clouds are stunning. 🙂

  18. I had meant to comment on this earlier, but what can anyone say? It is breathtaking.

  19. Superlatives abound! The textures, the layering of colors, the foreboding-looking clouds, the light captured in the trees and on the hills – all just spectacular!

  20. The weather is coming. . . .

  21. beautiful scenery. i can see myself laying down there on the hill with a book, or just running around feeling the breeze.

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