Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


The Morning Hour

I managed to get myself out of bed early this morning so that I could catch some morning light.  These pictures were taken just a few miles from where we live.  The green hills have now turned brown as usual at this time of year.  It’s why California is called “The Golden State”.  Do you see the living creature in the shed photo???

The morning was so quiet…just me, my camera and….someone checking me out.  🙂





Murals on Balmy Street, San Francisco

We went to The City yesterday to enjoy a one-man play called ‘The Scion’ by Brian Copeland at The Marsh theater in the Mission District.  If you’re in the area, I highly suggest this play and I think it runs for another couple weeks.   It was incredibly good!   Prior to the play we ate at a really great Mexican restaurant…umm yes, one of probably hundreds in the neighborhood, lol, and then walked around a bit.

We found an area called Balmy Alley where there were lots of murals on the walls and we noticed that there were tour guides explaining the murals to visitors.  I decided to put a gallery together containing some of the murals just because they are so vibrant and fun!



Scraping the Sky in Black and White

I’m so pleased to be part of  Leanne Cole’s ( Black and White Challenge on Tuesdays.   Thank you, Leanne, for coordinating this!  I’m not sure hers is up quite yet….I think I usually end up posting this first.  I’ve sent her the link to include with her own image, so hopefully it will be up soon!

Today’s post shows a building in San Francisco that I originally took around Christmas time.  First, I converted this image three different times in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 (neutral, high key and low key) and layered them in Photoshop.  Next, I masked them to expose and hide what I wanted and then burned/dodged here and there to hopefully create a pleasing image.  (Thank you to Mabry Campbell for giving me this B&W processing suggestion back when I created my “Trees in the Fog” image.)    I’ve gotta say…Leanne & Mabry, you two ROCK!

Scraping the Sky in B&W

Scraping the Sky in B&W