Laura Macky Photography

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Sailing on 4th of July

The other night I was so excited for my husband and I to meet up with my photo buddy Dan Shehan to shoot the fireworks being displayed in San Francisco.  We had it all planned to meet up at a little pub by the dock on Treasure Island (Treasure Island connects the eastern and the western portion of the bay bridge).  It’s a great place to see the fireworks and thousands of people show up to enjoy the spectacle.

We got there early and were all wide-eyed and bushy-tailed for the event until…..yes…..(insert dramatic music here)….the FOG!  It was creeping over the bay and the city and by the time we got our cameras set up about an hour before the show was going to start, we knew we were doomed for photographing fireworks.

So what do you do when given lemons, eh?  That’s right..make lemonade!  How many times have I gone somewhere expecting to photograph one thing and ended up with another.  Here’s another example.

I’m really loving going in the artsy direction of photographs these days…I think I’ve said that one or two times.  😉   These are some images I took from Treasure Island looking out onto the bay and toward Alcatraz.  Hope you enjoy!

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A day around the bay…

Yesterday hubby and I went to one of our favorite SF hangouts called The Buena Vista Cafe.  It’s one of the few spots in SF where both locals and tourists enjoy going.  We go for their Irish Coffees…omg, they are the best.

http://www.thebuenavista.com/home/home.html

After hanging out at the BV, we ventured over to Fort Point.  The America’s cup is being held here in SF, so we thought it might be fun to see some boats.

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I think we were a bit late, but it was still fun anyway.  We got a parking spot at the top of Fort Point and walked the pathway down to Fort Point below.  My knee did so well on the uneven surfaces.  Prior to my replacement, I would’ve analyzed that and said “no way”, but now I said, “let’s go!”.

Seeing the Golden Gate is always spectacular…

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…and another peek at the Golden Gate bridge-tonemapped-web

We saw beautiful flowers along the way….

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Once we arrived down below, we did see a few of the competition boats which was fun and I couldn’t resist taking some pics.   What a great day!

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