Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


Look No Color

Here’s another one from The Presidio in San Francisco I took a few weeks ago.  I was going to go yesterday evening with my camera club but the winds were way too high.  I’ll schedule it another time when it’s not so windy.

I’ve been resting my eyes from a lot of computer and phone work right now.  I’ve had a twitching eye for about five weeks and it’s driving me batty.  I believe it’s dry eyes and overuse from looking at my screen; so I will just post this and close my computer for awhile.  Oh the joys of aging!

Look No Color - Presidio

Look No Color – Presidio


Shark Fin Cove – En Route

Another image from Shark Fin Cove for today, and this time in black and white.   I’m reminded of a quote………

“The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Shark Fin Cove - En Route

Shark Fin Cove – En Route

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Roaring Waves

Now you can see why I didn’t do a long exposure.  See where those waves are rolling in?  I originally had imagined being on the other side of that first rock.  Um yeah, that wasn’t going to happen anytime soon.   The funny thing was that I felt so prepared before we left the house.  I checked the tide table online before we left and noticed the tide would be low at that time (comparatively) but also noticed that the waves would be 10-15′ tall so I guess I imagined those tall waves out at sea and not crashing in on the shore.  I think what happened is that the tide was low compared to other times of the day but probably not as low as it needs to be for me to take pictures where I wanted.  Live and learn!  I guess I missed Maritime 101 in school.  🙂

In any case, I loved hearing those roaring waves roll in and crash.  I forgot it’s that time of year though….Just a few days ago, 20 minutes south of here at Half Moon Bay, they started the Mavericks surfing championships.  Check out the pictures in this link by scrolling down.   Spectators can’t go there and watch anymore because in 2012 a rogue wave came up on the beach and crashed onto the bleacher area injuring people.  Here’s a video of that.  Please don’t show to young children.  Rogue Wave at Mavericks 2012.

Once time as I was trying to get close the wave crashed up on the beach much further and I had to run away (more like hobble quickly) with my camera and tripod.  Not a pretty sight.  LOL.

Big Waves at Rodeo Beach

Big Waves at Rodeo Beach – Lauramacky