Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth

Selfie – Monochrome Madness


I took my camera club to a mortuary the other day and thought I’d post this selfie.  People were dying to sign up for this excursion, lol.   Bad I know.  😛

The Chapel of the Chimes mortuary was designed by Julia Morgan who designed Hearst Castle in California.  The black and white image doesn’t show her art as a designer as this is a newer part of the building, so I’ve included a gallery below for you to see what the Chapel of the Chimes design is all about.



Please check Leanne Cole’s blog out later today for the entire gallery.


Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

72 thoughts on “Selfie – Monochrome Madness

  1. Nice selfie 🙂 And lovely photos 🙂

  2. Wonder how many casualties amongst (potential) participants …. 😀 😀 😀 One thing for sure; you brought the mortuary to life! 😉

  3. What a brilliant place… well photographed,,,

  4. Is this the Chapel in Oakland on Piedmont Avenue?

  5. Beautiful space – even in context for what it is – good to see you out and about too 🙂

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  7. Beautiful Chapel of the Chimes through yourremarkable photos! Love how you capture the lights through the windows.

  8. Very nice shots Laura! There’s some very nice natural lighting in some of these. You should add your faceless selfie to this Nat Geo contest –

  9. Love the selfie. Not too pretentious, I’d say 🙂
    Really nice captures as well. Love that lens!

  10. Quite a place! Seems very peaceful. And I love you selfie!

  11. oh, to stand
    upon a bridge
    heaven & earth!

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  13. Love the gorgeous light and color you captured…It must have been amazing to have been there and shared that space.

  14. Laura bl**dy Nora (excuse swearing) what a location – stunning captures will have to place it on my bucket list

  15. wonderful photos, Laura! and i never knew this was a Julia Morgan creation. fantastic!

  16. Interesting subject Laura. A whole new slant on death! Sorry

  17. Beautiful images Laura and I like your selfie!! There is a church in Paris that is all stained glass Ste. Chapelle, this reminds me!! I guess as nice a place as any to rest up!!

  18. Very nice selfie – architectural view. The perspective strange and disturbing. That may be the reason I like the image.

  19. A beautiful chapel, Laura. Love the selfie. 🙂

  20. hmmm, my previous comment disappeared, perhaps for the best. this is a lovely place, but not where I would want to be stored away, for I am of elements, made of dust and rain and wind.

    • Oh…I wonder what comment it was. Just fyi I didn’t delete it. I’m back to the area where I love. I can’t feel comfortable anywhere else to live. i’ve tried. I think we know when we feel “home”.

      • nah, it was me doing something, what I don’t know. I was just thinking on your blog about why I would want to be in a place like this when I could be combining with more elemental forces, out in nature. Perhaps they might find me 20 years after I should perish, somewhere out in the wilds. I would like that, I think.

  21. I did not know you were so tall, Laura, I envision you around 5’6″ and not 8′. I like the pink rose especially.

  22. Impresive gallery dear Laura ⭐ best wishes to you! Aquileana 😀

  23. A beautiful gallery (I left comments at 3 photo-stops), and I’m glad your selfie was what it was. I was having terrible visions of my favorite photographer wrestling away with a selfie-stick, OMG, May it never be! 🙂 (Just kidding.)

    • hahahaha re selfie-stick. Too funny. Thank you for viewing the photos! Most of those were pretty much straight out of the camera. Usually I will take my best ones and work on them and post them one by one, but because this was from my camera club, I came right home and posted them on our website for everyone to see so I never really did much to them.

  24. What a beautiful place. I like what you’ve done with your hair. It shows wonderfully in that selfie of you :p

  25. And mixed in there was the controversial kidnapping of the young Patti Hurst and the feud between those who supported Israel and those who supported the Palestinians.

  26. I will not be doing this, but I found this an interesting subject. Well done.

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