Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


Georgia Truck Stop – ABFriday

I couldn’t resist participating in Stacy Fischer’s ABFriday.  We were given an image and asked to process it, so this is what I came up with.  The original image we were given is at the bottom.  My goal was to make it completely different from the original image.   I think those of you who follow me know I LOVE to be different!  A fun time was had by me going crazy in Photoshop.

How I Did It:

Generally, I adjusted the exposures and contrast of the original image, reduced the noise, ran it through Nik SEP2 to create a sepia look and then ran it through Topaz Impression using the George O’Keefe filter with some adjustments.

Hmm..ok…I got the basic look but something is missing.  (There is ALWAYS something missing lol.)   The sepia only look just didn’t “zing” enough for me.  Ah ha!  Nik CEP4 was in order and there I added the Film Nostalgic filter (Film 2 to be specific) and adjusted things there.  For the finishing touches, I added the black thin frame, a vignette, and voila!  Well sort of voila…there was some masking here and there but it’s was really boring after typing it out so I deleted that part.

Perhaps I did too much, but it was fun!  Check out the entire ABFriday Challenge and also Stacy’s Post too!


Created From Original by Emilio Pasquale (see image below)


Original Image



Tucked Away – Monochrome Madness

I didn’t have too much to choose from for this week’s MMC so I took a picture of a succulent and processed it in Nik SEP2 and PSCC.   I still love the challenge of coming up with “something” out of nothing.

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

Tucked Away

Tucked Away


Evening Walk – Monochrome Madness


I’m not really at my computer right now.  This will be my last post containing an image from my camera for a few weeks until I’m able to get up and around again, but I couldn’t resist partaking in one more MMC until then.  🙂

This image is of my husband walking as the sun was going down behind him in the west; and it’s the perfect time to thank him for being my rock and taking care of me through all my physical challenges the past few years.  And oh yeah, a big thank you to him for listening to me when I can’t stop talking about photography, lol!

One last thing if you’ve made it this far…I hope you don’t mind if I ask you for some prayers right now.  I would be so grateful to those of you who could hold me in your thoughts and send me positive vibes.   Thank you!


Evening Walk – Monochrome Madness