Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth

Second Chances (Before and After)


I haven’t been out to take pictures lately mostly because of all the rain we’ve been having not to mention the holidays.  I don’t mind though since California is in such a huge drought.  So speaking of water……

I went back through my images and thought I’d rework one of the older ones taken on my previous camera.  I think it’s fun to do something completely different with older images.  You never know what you might come up with!  The new one is the monochrome image which I converted to monochrome, flipped and did a tiny bit of distortion to the foam in the upper left-hand corner.  The before and after are included below.

This will be my last post until next week, so I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Holidays and a Ho-Ho-Ho!!

Solitude in BW

Solitude in BW



Previous Color Image


Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

46 thoughts on “Second Chances (Before and After)

  1. Such a special reflective, enlightening, solstice searching image. Each, the before and after have their own story. I love the ripples leading my eye in both images. Great shot, Laura! Wishing you and yours a warm and cozy holiday and New Year season. Enjoy.

  2. Nice photo! Congrats on the rain! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  3. Interesting pictures, Laura.

  4. It’s interesting how you can pretty much create a new artifact with these manipulations. I am torn. Both images are interesting, but I think I like the original a bit more. In any case, ho ho ho to you too!

  5. I like the way you treated this photo – resulting in an interesting effect and a great image.
    Merry Christmas to you too 🙂

  6. Great images Laura……very inventive 😊

  7. Laura, this image looks perfect as a B&W. You have a natural eye for working with pictures and bringing out the best in them. I learn something every time I visit your blog. I’m glad to hear you have rain–droughts are scary. Our recent rains have more than made up for our dry summer drought. I’m sure the forests are all smiling with a sigh of relief.
    Christmas and New Year’s Blessings ~ Wendy

    • “Bringing out the best in them”….what a huge compliment, thank you so much! Indeed the trees are smiling. It must be going around lately. :). I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday. 🌲

  8. Love the thoughtful creativity…May your journey in the New Year bring you great joy Wendy.

  9. It’s rained for three days straight

  10. Beautiful BW work Laura 🙂 Happy holidays!

  11. Always fun to see what you’re up to Laura !
    Have a super happy Christmas all round 🙂

  12. Wonderfully mysterious and atmospheric images Laura. Sending you warmest wishes for the holidays and a very Happy New Year 🙂

  13. nothing but wind and rain here too Laura!! Well done. Love the image especially with the distortion and reflection! Happy Holidays to you Laura!!

  14. Oh my how lovely. Merry Christmas and your photography is lovely.

  15. Love the way you doubled the image. Makes you want to see the two merged seamlessly.

  16. Hope you enjoyed your holiday!
    Health, happiness, and peace to you in the coming year!

  17. Hi Laura, Happy Holidays to you and all the best in 2016. I always look forward to seeing your great work…I don’t always have the time that I would like to comment but rest assured I am looking around.

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