Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth



Yesterday we went to the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco and enjoyed an exhibition of JMW Turner.  All I can say is WOW!  Seeing his artwork on the internet or in a book is one thing, but seeing it in person is a whole other ball of wax.  It is just amazing!  You can see his images and read about him here.

I am so incredibly inspired!  While I will never profess to even have 1 percent of his talent, it’s really neat to see other artists and learn from their work.  A chuckle escapes my lips as in the next breath I post one of my landscapes.  I did try to enhance the light and detail a bit more.  The image wasn’t my best composition but I did enjoy peeking through the trees onto the hills below.

Have a nice rest of the weekend everyone!





Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

40 thoughts on “Wandering

  1. I love the gentle mood of this, inviting the viewer to step right into the scene and take a leisurely late-summer stroll. Delightful!

  2. What a nice picture of Crockett and The C&H Sugar plant… Trust me, I’ve worked in it… If you saw how they make sugar you would question you sugar intake… It’s boiling here, it must be beyond boiling where you are…

  3. That’s a nice image. If I could paint I would want to paint that. I wish I could paint well. I would just paint all day and be content with my life.

  4. I love this Laura. Great job on the lighting and I think the composition is just fine 🙂

    • Thank you Norma. I wasn’t quite sure about that composition. I was on my way somewhere else and took this one shot quickly. I didn’t talents long looking at the composition but in glad it works!

  5. What’s wrong with this composition? Gee, Laura, you are too hard on yourself. I think it is wonderful and I really love the way you played around with “light”. And again I turn up late here. Well, at least I did turn up. 🙂 I think you did great and if you don’t say so, then you have a seeing problem. 😉 (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

  6. I love getting to know you through Wendy Macdonald. 🙂

  7. Amy’s right. You’re a tough self-critic to please! This is gorgeous. 😀

  8. This one makes me want to linger…

  9. Reblogged this on Amazing Fine Art and commented:
    Awesome work!

  10. Hi Laura– I thought, at first, that this was a photo of one of Turner’s paintings… really! It’s gorgeous and the light is very much inspired by his work. Beautiful! I did love the Turner exhibit – incredible works.

    • Well Jane, I don’t know about that but I appreciate the thought!! Seriously that is so humbling to think anyone would even entertain that thought! Where are you in the bay area anyway? Maybe we should get together for a photoshoot!

  11. You have a different talent…as you know, i cannot draw a straight line (even with a ruler) – But you are correct about seeing artwork in person, nothing can compare.

    • Even with a ruler lol. You’re silly Robert! And yes, that artwork was just incredible in person! I would stare at one painting for so long looking at all the amazing detail yet still muted and beautiful.

  12. Very nice indeed.

  13. Lucky you Laura. One of my favorite galleries is Tate Britain where you can see all Turner’s paintings as part of the Turner bequest; always inspirational. Love your image today 🙂

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  15. I really enjoyed this landscape from the John Muir House, Laura. Having been there I remembered a freeway, lol. Your capture has restored a much better memory, thank you! 🙂

    • I think that’s why I never visited here before. Once in a great while when I went that direction is see it and think “meh…it’s right by a freeway”. It’s neat to be there though and to imagine what it must’ve been like back then. Glad I gave you a better memory!

  16. Lucky you. During our week in SFO the day we got to the de Young was a Monday – and of course they were closed. Very nice classic landscape you posted.

  17. This says peace to me.

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