Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


Health Scare

Yesterday I met my camera club at the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens.  It was an absolutely gorgeous day and I was looking forward to being with the group and taking pictures.

We had just gotten inside the gate, though, when one of the members felt very ill.  He was dizzy and unable to get up.  After about 8 minutes of this or so, I noticed him trying to yawn and he said he was sweaty yet his best friend who was there too felt him and said he wasn’t.  At that point I rushed to the front and called for 911.  The next thing we knew an ambulance arrived and whisked him away to the hospital.

Needless to say I was extremely worried.  😦   I asked the best friend to please contact me and let me know how his friend was doing.  In the meantime the group wanted to take pictures, so in I went in an attempt to take SOMETHING.  Frankly I just could not concentrate so these aren’t the best but I’m posting them anyway for the member.

I did find out later that the member is ok thank GOD!  He had very low magnesium levels, the hospital released him, and he’s going to his doctor to have himself checked out.  What a huge scare though!

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Expanding my horizons….

Okay so I’m deciding I like landscapes and flowers.  Have you noticed?   haha   This was taken with my 105mm macro in my little pop up studio with my speedlight.  Don’t I sound professional?  I’m really enjoying the flash work actually.  I’ve been reading all about ways to create shadow for effect and it’s pretty interesting.

The other day I had a conversation with a friend of mine about style and how it’s important that when people look at a photographer’s breadth of work, there is a style to be seen.  Sometimes I bounce all over the place because I like trying new things, but I’m trying to be a bit more aware of maintaining a style so when you see a picture of mine you “might” say, that’s me!  At least for now lol.



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