Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


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Looking at the Positive

Sometimes we can’t always get the perfect crispness or focus but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy certain aspects of our less than perfect photos.  What is it that we see in the photo that makes us love it?  Is it the light or the subject or something else that makes us click at that moment.  For me, it was the sun going down and this aerodynamic pelican zooming over the ocean.  It makes me wonder what he was doing.  Is he going to his home for the night?  Is he looking for food?  I like how this image makes me wonder.

I was at Land’s End shooting sunset photos when all of a sudden I saw a pelican just above my head so I whipped up my camera and fired off three shots.  (Don’t forget the value in setting your camera for continuous high speed!  One of the shots is BOUND to come out, right???)   While the shutter speed, etc., weren’t meant for this type of shot, I think it came out pretty good considering it’s an aggressive crop and that it wasn’t a fast shutter nor was it focused on or metering the bird.

So today I’m going to appreciate what I have instead of ripping my photos to shreds in my mind lol.

Pelican in Flight

Pelican in Flight


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Pelican Pose

I am so excited.  Finally I got out for a drive with my husband on Saturday and it was a glorious day.  It was a pleasant surprise that I was able to get around a little bit.   Hurray for progress!

We drove over to the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge and there was an ambassador there to great us.  He was a bit of a ham for the camera, don’t you think?

Pelican Pose

Pelican Pose