Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


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Tomales Bay Ship Wreck

Wow, it’s been awhile since my last post mainly due to a nasty case of bronchitis.  Thankfully I’ve finally recovered and am back behind the lens!

Yesterday we took a drive Point Reyes, California for the day with the Point Reyes Lighthouse as our destination.  One stop we made along the way was a famous “abandoned boat” in Tomales Bay.   There are several shipwrecks in the area, yet this one seemed to merely be an abandoned boat with not much history other than it is popular with photographers.   You can see from the map that Tomales Bay is north of San Francisco and East of Point Reyes.  (As a side note, Bodega Bay to the north was where Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” was filmed.)

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Below is the abandoned boat in all its glory.  This boat has been photographed many times, and I tried to put my own spin on it.  Within the next few days, I’ll have more pictures of incredible Point Reyes and the lighthouse there.

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Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Yesterday hubby took me on a drive down our beautiful California Coast from San Francisco to Santa Cruz.   Even though we can get crab sandwiches here, he kept saying he had a hankerin’ for a crab sandwich.  At first we weren’t sure we were going to go because the fog was kind of heavy, but it started lifting around 10:30 and I couldn’t believe the glorious day we had!   If you’ve never been along the California Coast, I would highly suggest this drive if you’re in the area.  Here’s a little map showing you the route.  We took Highway 1 along the coast which is probably about two hours+ even though it really isn’t that far.  The drive is filled with beautiful jagged coastline, beautiful hills, and also pristine beaches.

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One of the places we stopped at was Pigeon Point Lighthouse first lit November 15, 1872.   I brought my tripod, so I took three exposures of the lighthouse and created an HDR image which you can see below.  You can click on it to view it in a larger format.  Here’s more information on the lighthouse in case you’re interested!  http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=533

It was a glorious day!  Oh and by the way, we had crab cakes instead.  🙂

Pigeon Point Lightouse…

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 Surfers waiting for a wave…tree-web

Surfer relaxing after a hard day…

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The Golden State

Those of you who’ve been following me recently know I’ve been obsessed with skies.  Last evening we were watching TV and I looked outside our back door and saw the most incredible skies!  Living in the Bay Area during the summer usually means one thing and one thing only:  blue skies.  We don’t get many clouds this time of year and certainly rarely a storm.

While we didn’t get any rain last night, the skies filled with beautiful clouds over the hills.  The clouds were parted in some spots allowing blue to show through, and the sun cast the most beautiful color over our Golden State.  They call California the “Golden State” for a reason!  It’s BROWN in the summer, or more eloquently called, “golden”.

Hope you enjoy!

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