Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth

Twisted Up – Monochrome Madness


I love these tall cypress trees.  There seems to be a lot of them along our California coast.  Last month I saw these at a museum called Legion of Honor in SF and thought they were so incredible with their long trunks and greenery at the top.  Even the railing there at the bottom has a twisted shape to it.   The backlighting on them was pretty cool and I loved how the starburst was created through the trees.

Twisted Up

Twisted Up

For the entire gallery, please check Leanne Cole’s blog.


Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

49 thoughts on “Twisted Up – Monochrome Madness

  1. Wonderful color in this, keeping the colors limited. I’ll certainly check out her other stuff.

  2. Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.

  3. Ahhh yes! That building was disassembled and rebuilt there. 1905 Exposition… Nice pic!

  4. The feathery or wispy aspect I get from this photo is very unique and nice.

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  6. The trees look like their branches are about to take off in flight, like a birds wings. And, the sunburst…ahhh I love a good sunburst. I love the tones you chose this week, it all fits very well. Beautiful work.

    • Thank you Carrie. I love your description! They do kind of look like that don’t they. 😀 I just mentioned about going to the Avenue of the Giants again to my husband. I’m thinking we’d go later in the year. I’ll keep you posted!!

      • Yes, please keep me posted. If you are up for coming a little further north, Trinidad is a beautiful place to stay and there are tons of things to photograph there (it is right on the ocean, redwood national park is 15 min away). If you want to stay more south, there is a road out to the coast I have wanted to try, heard from local photographers it has epic views. I’ll give you details when you know more about your timeline 🙂
        As you know, I can’t really help myself with the descriptions…photographs just really touch me. Enjoy your day.

  7. Interesting and eye catching…It does make you pause to think about it.

  8. It’s so pretty. I really like the composition and the color tone. Well done in the post-processing!

  9. Cypress are indeed beautiful…And there are different varieties….Love your capture!

  10. I love trees and I love your photo…

  11. You sure do go to some beautiful places! And the pictures you take are just breathtaking.

  12. Very nice. This is a great place to photograph.

  13. Once again, you demonstrate your wonderful photographic eye, Laura! Love all the details and the tone of the image. Beautiful.

  14. Saw this photo this morning on Leanne’s site, wow!! This has a magical quality, as though from a very different world. Nice!!

  15. I love the light and the shadow of the tree falling across your path 🙂

  16. absolutely fantastic!! Am I right in seeing a touch of fractalis here! So so effective!!!

  17. It’s incredible what you did with this shot, Laura. Really beautiful.

  18. Absolutely gorgeous! Great processing!

  19. Really beautiful light. And processing has made the photo into something very special. More like a painting or illustration, Really lovely.

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