Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


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Shaking It Up

My eyes are twirling around in my head looking at all these colors on the screen lately, so time to take a color break and post a black and white!

Still touring around Land’s End in San Francisco, I couldn’t help but be attracted to the shadows, light and lines of this scene.  I liked it in color but there is something much more compelling about it in black and white.

When composing this image in camera, I applied the Golden Spiral rule placing the origin of light in the upper right hand corner.  Honestly, sometimes I can’t really explain why I use one rule over another except that it just looks better.  I’ve also learned not to get too tight into the shot otherwise I have no room to crop just in case.   If you’d like to read about basic crop rules, please click here.  To me, the crop or composition is the most important thing about the image so I always try to compose in camera and spiff it up by cropping if necessary in Lightroom or Photoshop.

I’ve also included a (attempted creative) shot of my good friend Dan Shehan hehehehe.  Hiya Dan!  (Wonders if he will see this lol.)

In the Distance

In the Distance

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