Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


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Sony A7 (2 images)

A few days ago we met my cousins from Michigan in Carmel, California.  The weather couldn’t have been more perfect!  Usually when I go to that area, I make sure I have my squall jacket but I didn’t even use it.  In fact, I hardly needed a sweater!

I brought my Sony A7 with me, but I will say I didn’t really take that many pictures.  Being with family I hadn’t seen in some years, I didn’t want to start taking a lot of pictures and then ending up not being able to focus on enjoying my family.  No worries, I can always go back!

In the meantime, here are two images:

  • Hidden Beach at Pt. Lobos State Park – All I can say is that this State Park is absolutely fantastic.  I plan to go back so I can get more pictures of this absolutely gorgeous place.  This picture is really just a very tiny area of such a vast, incredible place.
  • Panorama from the Lone Cypress on 17-mile Drive in Pebble Beach which is adjacent to Carmel – You can see the Lone Cypress on the left.   One thing I’ve realized is I need a wider lens than what comes with the camera because I would’ve liked to have gotten more foreground in the shot.   The lens I used for this Pano is a 28-70mm and while for general things it’s a great lens, but I have a tendency to like wider.  I’m not sure how many shots the camera took because I used the Panorama feature which does it all in camera.
Pt. Lobos

Hidden Beach @ Pt. Lobos State Park in Carmel, California

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Lone Cypress 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, California

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Photography as Art

When I first started taking pictures a few years ago, I barely knew how to use my camera let alone photoshop.  I’m finding the more I get into taking pictures and viewing pictures, the more I realize how broad the opportunity for art is!

Purists of photography may not enjoy the type of image I’ve included below, but I’ve come to find out that the more tools you have in your drawer, the more opportunity there is to express yourself.  After all, it’s an art!  I’m still finding my way, but I really enjoy creating a vision that no one else has seen when standing at the location where the shot was taken.

I hope you enjoy!

The Lone Cypress


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Kitty Update

Hobbes is home!  For those of you who read my previous blog, I was a bit worried about him and has to rush him to the vet.  Turns out he had a pancreatic attack.  He’s had these before, so they gave him lots of IV fluids and a pain medication to help his discomfort.  The doctor did notice some tremors and frankly I’ve noticed them too, so I need to keep a watchful eye on him now.

He’s got his medications here, his fluids, his food, his love…what more could a cat want eh?  🙂

hobbes iphoneiPhone photo of Hobbes happy to be home!

cove-web Point Lobos State Park – a cove