Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


Monochrome Madness 2-3 – Niles Canyon Railway

This weekend I posted a color image of this caboose from the Niles Canyon Railway and today I thought I’d show it in Black and White.  I kind of like this in black and white.  What do you think?  I’ve included the color image too in case you missed it in my earlier post.


Western Pacific Railroad

Western Pacific Railroad

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



Cherry Tree Throwback

Some time ago before I had many followers, I posted a picture of a cherry tree.  I thought I’d post it again since it’s one of my favorites.  This was taken at the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco.  What a beautiful place!  If you ever get the chance to visit in springtime, please do because it is gorgeous there!



Blue Oak

This week’s photo for the Monochrome Madness Challenge is something I worked on in Nik Color Efex and Photoshop CC.   I am really enjoying the post processing part of creating images, and this one I had a lot of fun with.  This image of an oak tree was taken when I was up on Mt. Diablo the other day.  Oak trees are almost everywhere in California not just on the mountain.

Usually when I look at an image straight out of the camera in Adobe Bridge, I usually decide whether or not it feels more like a photograph or more like an artsy image.  This one I saw as an artsy-type image the minute I saw it on my computer, so I went with it.

I’m posting this one day early.  🙂   The entire challenge will be on Leanne Cole’s site tomorrow, so please do check it out!