Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


Forgiveness – Monochrome Madness

For this week’s entry, I used an existing image.  It’s not my preference to do that because I enjoy seeking out a monochrome image before I take the picture, but I haven’t had the opportunity to do much of that this past week.

Please check out Leanne Cole’s blog later for the entire gallery.




Making of “KPN Tower ~ Working Dynamics” – A Road To Fine Art

When do I reblog? When something blows my mind……


Making of “KPN Tower ~ Working Dynamics” – A Road To Fine Art

…complete with a stunning video of my post-processing by Nicholas Rizzo of Rizzo Media Factory . (Video at the end of this tutorial)

KPN Tower ~ Working Dynamics I - Mabry Campbell KPN Tower ~ Working Dynamics I – Mabry Campbell

Final Image

The making of this image, KPN Tower ~ Working Dynamics I, was a huge process and it began in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Rotterdam is perhaps the most exciting city I have ever visited to view and photograph architecture. Everything there is amazing. Upon arrival I was immediately shown around the city by my good friend Armand Dijcks. Armand is a local and knows his city very well. I’d like to give him credit for showing me this view, and according to him it has never been shot before. I doubt I would have found this view without Armand’s help. Additionally, the style of…

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Ruth Bancroft Garden – Monochrome Madness Challenge

Most of you have been seeing my recent posts from Ruth Bancroft Garden.  Ahh…the lush green, the bright blooms….it was a feast for the eyes as I’ve been calling it.  The textures and patterns were really beautiful also, so I thought I’d take one of the images and use it for these week’s challenge.  I wish I could tell you what the name of this plant is, but unfortunately I didn’t have a map with me.  They did offer a map when I got there, but I knew I wouldn’t be able to read it without my glasses and that becomes a pain when taking pictures…on/off, on/off…no thanks, lol.

This plant did catch my eye because of the strong patterns and the little “hair-like” things that were all over it.  It was converted primarily with an infrared filter via Nik Color Efex and then I ran it through Nik SEP2.  It was okay in green and white, the original colors, but I liked it a lot better after the conversion.

You can see the entire challenge later today on Leanne Cole’s Blog.  Please do check it out as there are so many talented photographers there!