Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


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Moonstone Beach

There are so many special little spots along the California Coast and one of them is called Moonstone Beach in Cambria.  What a gorgeous place!  We had two beautiful days where there was hardly a breath of wind as we walked along the shoreline and did some sight seeing.  The sunset shot here was taken on the second evening just as a storm started to roll in.

Hope everyone had a nice holiday!  Now onto the next one!

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Fly Me to the Moon

I am totally addicted to the supermoon!  And I keep singing all kinds of songs to do with the moon.  So while you’re viewing these photos, you can click on this link and listen to a bit of Frank Sinatra!

A little about these images…they are not composite images.  Not that I think anything is wrong with creating artful photos but I’ve been asked this about the photos on Facebook and thought you might like to know.  They were taken from the Pleasanton Ridge in the east bay on Saturday and also from Walnut Creek toward Mt. Diablo on Sunday.  Both days I used my Nikon D750 with the 28-300mm lens.  A lot of these are aggressively cropped.

I put my favorite photo first independent of the gallery below which contains the rest of the images.  Hope you enjoy them!

Pleasanton Ridge

Pleasanton Ridge

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Backyard Otter!

Amazingly there is an otter in the lake on our golf course right off our back deck!  I’ve seen him there before but I’ve never been able to take his picture because I have to cross the fairway and there have always been golfers at play.

The sun had just gone down, so my ISO was up pretty high.  I had to aggressively crop because even with my 28-300mm lens, I still couldn’t get a close enough shot of this little guy without cropping.

I was really excited when he hopped out of the water on the bank across the lake!  What luck.   He was checking out the ducks and the heron intently.  They weren’t too concerned about him…although maybe they were wondering if he was going to eat all their fish.   😉

The little guy seemed interested in me.  For his final act, he dove under the water and started swimming toward me!  I could see the air bubbles in the lake as they approached me.  Honestly I was so giddy I was trying to change the settings on my camera but really didn’t have time, so I snapped two pics of him as he surfaced and stared at me.

After his final appearance, he dove under never to be seen again that evening.  I’m thinking there must be an underground water tunnel of some sort.  River otters can walk a long way too.  There was one walking down our town’s main street not too long ago; and with all the rivers around, they seem to be adapting to us quite readily.

I love seeing him and I hope you enjoy the pics!