Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


I’m feeling a bit flighty

I’m not a bird photographer and my longest lens is a 300mm.  I did the best I could with these in post as they were taken quite a distance away and are severely cropped but it’s so fun watching these birds carry quite large branches up to the tree across the fairway where they’re building a nest.   We can’t see the nest because of where it is in a tree but they’ve been building all day long, pulling branches from a willow tree and flying to the nest.  Sometimes they pull huge branches and can’t quite make it up to the nest so they drop the branch and try again.  So cool!

Still resting my eyes.  I definitely notice more twitching when I’m looking at the computer screen.  Hopefully this goes away soon!


Surf’s Up!

My next entry for the Monochrome Madness hosted by Leanne Cole is here!   The complete gallery containing all the submissions can be found here in a few hours:

As most all of you probably know, I love the beach and lately I can’t seem to get enough of it.   This is another shot from Rodeo Beach, and it was actually a fairly nice day for a Northern California beach day despite all the fog rolling in.  This means I didn’t have to wear a parka lol.  Surfers were everywhere enjoying the waves, and I was busy clicking away and saw this scene.  I’d like to go back sometime in the next couple months to try more surfing shots.

Surf's Up @ Rodeo Beach

Black and White of Surfers @ Rodeo Beach north of San Francisco in Marin Headlands