Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth

Variety is the Spice of Life!


Not that I’m an expert by any means, but I’ve been trying to push myself a little bit with my compositions.  It’s easy for me to get stuck doing the same thing over and over.  For instance, on my way from the Presidio parking lot to take the Golden Gate Bridge, I decided to look at other possible views of the bridge.  It was literally steps to the magnificent vista of the bridge where I noticed this old battery and could see the Golden Gate through the structure, so I thought it might be fun to try and get a shot.  I like seeing new and different compositions with this bridge and I don’t think I’ve ever seen this one before.

The building is one of several gun batteries that were built in the 1890’s for coastal defense and were abandoned after World War II.  There are lots of them scattered around the shoreline of San Francisco.

I hope you enjoy the image!







Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

43 thoughts on “Variety is the Spice of Life!

  1. This is wonderful 🙂

  2. Great shot, great color tone.

  3. this is really special.Love it.

  4. If you want to get an interesting perspective on the history of defending San Francisco, go to (and photograph) the restored SF-88 Nike missile site. While this gun battery used canons to defend the city, SF-88 used nuclear missiles during the cold war.

  5. LM….very nice, for sure out of ur cozy box. A very good thing….jasL

  6. Wow. This is awesome, Laura. I should know the location, but can’t quite picture it…?

  7. Love this!! Your images are amazing

  8. Well done! Yes, going for something out of the ordinary is not an easy task, but ends up being so worth it.

  9. Nicely framed, Laura!

  10. Excellent, always good to try things outside your comfort zone and seeing places with a fresh eye.

  11. Excellent, Laura. Could be the cover of “The day after”. You really isolated the bridge with your composition and transformed it into a different time.

  12. Here I am better late than never! I love the HDR of this image. You’ve given it such a mysterious quality!

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