Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


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Monochrome Madness 2-4 – Monochrome Mayhem

This is a scheduled post because I won’t be around today, but I didn’t want to miss this week’s Monochrome “M”.   The challenge was to take a photo of something to do with the letter “M”, so I chose Monochrome Mayhem.  I will respond to comments just as soon as I can.  Thank you!

This image was actually taken on my iPhone from the car one night in San Francisco.  I looked out my window and saw this amazing display of graffiti.  It filled up the wall space so well, including the garage door, that I felt it was “in your face” or chaotic so I thought the word “mayhem” would fit.  🙂

Monochrome Mayhem

Monochrome Mayhem




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


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Murals on Balmy Street, San Francisco

We went to The City yesterday to enjoy a one-man play called ‘The Scion’ by Brian Copeland at The Marsh theater in the Mission District.  If you’re in the area, I highly suggest this play and I think it runs for another couple weeks.   It was incredibly good!   Prior to the play we ate at a really great Mexican restaurant…umm yes, one of probably hundreds in the neighborhood, lol, and then walked around a bit.

We found an area called Balmy Alley where there were lots of murals on the walls and we noticed that there were tour guides explaining the murals to visitors.  I decided to put a gallery together containing some of the murals just because they are so vibrant and fun!

 


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Billy Goat Gruff

The other day we were driving through the Gold Country here in California and what a glorious day!  It was 70 degrees, clear as a bell, but oh so dry.  The lack of rain has caused the oak trees to stay in their fall color a lot longer; so even though it looks beautiful across the rolling hills, we really need rain.

Much of California gets its water from the Sierras when the snow melts.  The water goes into a series of dams that are at different elevations and is distributed from there.  One lake (or dam) that we went over is called New Melones Lake.  There are many such dams in California and most of them are used for recreation as well as water distribution.  We noticed that the water was very low.  In fact, someone there was saying he’d been coming to the lake for 25 years and had never seen it that low.

Here you can see I went under the bridge to take a picture not only to show the waterline which you can see right above the red clay but just because I thought it was a cool shot.  😛

New Melones Bridge