Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


Rising Gold

Last night was the Waxing Gibbous moon which is my favorite day to take full moon shots.  At the last minute, I went outside just beyond our back deck on the golf course, set up my tripod and took some shots of the beautiful golden moon as it rose behind the trees.  What a site!

I knew exactly where it would rise due to my handy dandy Photographer’s Ephermis.  That’s fancy talk for a free desktop application that can pinpoint the exact  location of a rising moon, rising/setting sun, etc.  I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s such a wonderful tool, I wanted to paste the link here again in case you’re interested.  The Photographer’s Ephermis.

There’s nothing like standing outside waiting for that moon to rise.  It’s so exciting to me!



Waxing Gibbous

Last night was so beautiful!  I went out in search of the perfect location for the moon rising.  The first place I went to had been blocked off, so I went to Plan B.  These moon images were taken from my neighborhood a few blocks away overlooking Mt. Diablo to the east.  The sunset image was taken directly west from the same location.  I couldn’t believe I was the only one there!


SFoxwriting’s Alphabet Challenge “Letter E”

I’ve decided to once in awhile participate in the alphabet challenge just for a change of pace (and while I’m still working on images lol).  Today’s letter is “E” for EXCITEMENT!  Mainly because all you photographers out there are going to love this….it’s the “Photographer’s Ephemeris”.   I have no affiliation with this just so you know…I’m just EXCITED!  🙂

So what is this thing anyway?  Well, most of us probably have apps where we can tell where the sun & moon rises and sets and what time, but have you ever wished it showed a street map too that you can drill down to the exact spot you want to stand?  And better yet it showed you exactly where the sun/moon rises and sets and at what time?  This is it!  I don’t know about you but I’m excited.  I can’t wait to give it a whirl.

I’ve been checking it out on the computer and so far I like what I see.  The desktop version is free.  I noticed they do charge for the iPhone app but usually I’m on my computer when I figure out where I want to go later anyway, so this works for me.

Here’s the link!

Sunrise from the deck...

Sunrise from the deck…