Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


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Shadows and Light

Believe it or not this is on my way to a bathroom at the beach.  I couldn’t believe it when I saw all these shadows, so naturally I put mother nature on hold while I whipped out my camera.   For once I’ll keep it short hahaha.  Shocking I know.  😉

Shadow and Light

Shadow and Light

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Shaking It Up

My eyes are twirling around in my head looking at all these colors on the screen lately, so time to take a color break and post a black and white!

Still touring around Land’s End in San Francisco, I couldn’t help but be attracted to the shadows, light and lines of this scene.  I liked it in color but there is something much more compelling about it in black and white.

When composing this image in camera, I applied the Golden Spiral rule placing the origin of light in the upper right hand corner.  Honestly, sometimes I can’t really explain why I use one rule over another except that it just looks better.  I’ve also learned not to get too tight into the shot otherwise I have no room to crop just in case.   If you’d like to read about basic crop rules, please click here.  To me, the crop or composition is the most important thing about the image so I always try to compose in camera and spiff it up by cropping if necessary in Lightroom or Photoshop.

I’ve also included a (attempted creative) shot of my good friend Dan Shehan hehehehe.  Hiya Dan!  (Wonders if he will see this lol.)

In the Distance

In the Distance

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On The Road Again – Monochrome Madness

I went out for my first ride in the car the other day and I must say it was nice to get out!  I haven’t really been out other than to go to physical therapy and the doctor, so it was refreshing to be enjoying some new scenery.  The hills around us are so beautiful and in five minutes we can be seemingly in the middle of nowhere even though there is a Starbucks or Peet’s (my favorite) just a few minutes away.   The hills in the bay area provide that nook and cranny or “pocketed” feeling and it’s a feeling I always associate with home.

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

On the Road Again

On the Road Again