Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


One Photo Focus – April 2016

For those of you who don’t know this challenge, it consists of everyone editing the same photo taken by one person.  Below you’ll find my image as well as the original image provided by Cee Neuner.  Thanks much to Cee for the original image.  I really loved working on it!  Please do check out Stacy’s blog when you have time to see everyone’s submissions.  It’s always fun to see everyone’s edits!

Basic Process:

  • Used Lightroom to make basic adjustments to balance out light and shadows
  • Removed Power pole and lines using healing brush in photoshop
  • Added curve to sky
  • Added a tree using a tree brush in the background to cover up vacancy left by the bottom of the pole
  • Added a tractor
  • Used Macphun Filter calm day at a reduced opacity to get the general tone
  • Used Topaz Glow for detail in some areas like the flowers around the barn, the grass and the wood
  • Used Topaz Impression very lightly to make it look more painterly
  • Added a little bit of light in the sky right above the tractor
  • Adjusted colors using layers in Photoshop

Edit by Lauramacky

Edit by Lauramacky

Original by Cee Nuener

Original by Cee Neuner



Old Suburbia

I finally did it!  I woke up a bit early and went out in search of morning light.  I will admit, it’s not easy for me to get up earlier than normal and to get myself out of the house, but it was worth it in the end.

First…I got lost lol. Where once stood rows of farms and fences are now homes on streets with stoplights.  I was completely turned around and precious light was slipping away before I finally got my bearings.  Fortunately, my laser-like eye and deft maneuvering of the vehicle allowed me to spot this barn tucked amongst the trees and park to get a decent perspective.

It’s sad to see the past fade away.  I hope this barn is around for awhile longer.


Old Suburbia

Old Suburbia