Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


Christmas Bokeh – Monochrome Madness Selective Color Christmas Edition

For this week’s selective color challenge, I chose to work on a bokeh image I took when my husband and I were walking through a decorated neighborhood recently.  There were 150 houses all lit up. Some had music that you could tune your car radio to and the lights would move to the beat of the music.  It was quite something!

Despite all the magnificent house decorations and opportunities to shoot entire lighting scenes, I went there for the sole reason of taking bokeh.   This image was originally all in gold, so I changed it to black and white and then used a mask and brush to reveal the gold.  I’ve included the original at the bottom in a slideshow with some other bokeh shots.

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

Christmas Bokeh - Selective Color

Christmas Bokeh – Selective Color

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For the entire gallery, please check Leanne Cole’s blog later today.



Hyatt Regency Hotel, San Francisco

I have one more shot from Christmas and then I will tie 2013 up in a neat bow and move onto the next year!  This image shows the lobby of the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco.  It’s a very modern building and you might’ve seen a previous post of mine showing the glass elevators that look like lanterns on a wall.  At Christmas, they hang beautiful lights and there are poinsettias all around.  It really is quite stunning!

I felt a challenge to take this interior and then to process the photo so that the image has the impact of what I saw standing there.

Hope to see you here in 2014!!

Hyatt Regency San Francisco





Elevators in San Francisco

I’m really enjoying trying my hand at architecture photos lately!  It’s a whole new world and I’m slowly learning my way with this new endeavor.

The other night when we were in San Francisco, we went to the Hyatt Regency which is known for it’s very modern interior.  I hadn’t been inside this hotel in years since I worked right across the street.

Most glass elevators are on the outside of hotels, but these are inside which are very striking in color against the concrete walls, and with the Christmas decorations I thought they made a nice holiday picture.  I was getting a bit dizzy staring up at those elevators trying to get the right shot!

Hyatt Regency in San Francisco