Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


Surfer Girl – Monochrome Madness

I did end up asking this girl if I could take her photo but that was after I took this LOL.  It did feel a bit odd sneaking up behind her.  Taking photos of people is not something that I get excited about, but once in awhile I’ll give it a whirl….and then I remember why I like landscapes, macros and architecture so much haha.

Surfer Girl

Surfer Girl

For the entire gallery, please check Leanne Cole’s blog.


Chromatic Aberration at the Beach

Most of the time I’m trying to eliminate chromatic aberration (CA).  Whether it’s in HDR or non-HDR, I’m always zooming in and trying to remove this dastardly beast!

Sometimes though, I think CA can be used in an artful way…at least in my humble opinion.  Here’s a shot I took the other day at the beach in Pacifica, California, which I intentionally created a bit of chromatic aberration in post processing for effect. For example, you can see the blueish/purplish areas in the foam and also where the water is pulling back from the beach.

What a glorious day it was there!  This city usually lives in the fog…it’s so rarely clear down there but when it is, it is special!

CA in Pacifica

CA in Pacifica