Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


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Before and After (2 images)

Last post I short-changed everyone by not having the before image for you to compare against the processed one, so here’s another image I saved from deletion by processing it in Photoshop.  This time I have the “before”!

By the way, this was processed entirely in Photoshop with no filter plugins except for noise reduction with Topaz Denoise.

Window Light in the Evening @ Lake Merritt

Window Light in the Evening @ Lake Merritt

 

Original

Original


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Year 2013 on Speed

When I started this blog back in December 2012, I only had the intention of sharing my knee replacement journey and the physical accomplishments I would make along the way.  Once I started to feel better and get out and about, I started realizing that looking through a viewfinder was becoming an important part of my journey and my life.

Here are some 2013 highlights!   C’mon…you know you want to see them again.  😛

The most liked post is the a recent one of the San Francisco Bay Bridge at night…it was my first nighttime long exposure and it seemed to be well received:    https://lauramacky.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/san-francisco-bay-bridge-at-christmas/

The most commented post is the Pigeon Point Lighthouse image….I think this photo represents when I started using my wide angle lens in a more effective manner:  https://lauramacky.wordpress.com/2013/10/13/pidgeon-point-lighthouse/

This post reminds me of how important it is to have your camera readyhttps://lauramacky.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/the-golden-state/

One of the best pieces of advice I received as a new photographer was to always shoot in RAW format.  I was able to extract the salmon from this photo because I shot in RAW, otherwise the photo would’ve merely shown murky water with shadows of fish.  Just click and scroll down a bit on this link and you’ll see the salmon.   https://lauramacky.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/tongas-forest-in-alaska/

This post is near and dear to my heart.  It’s my five month progress report for my knee replacement.  Via WordPress stats, I can see this post is still viewed, and it makes me happy people still find it informative.  https://lauramacky.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/five-month-report/

Lastly (if you’ve made it this far, lol)……thank you for supporting me!

Here’s a crazy thing I did in Photoshop….just having some fun, plus this post needed an image LOL!

Architecture in Photoshop