Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


Architecture Heaven

Yesterday we went to The Cathedral of Christ the Light in my hometown of Oakland during our Saturday afternoon drive.  I was so excited to go inside this church and take a picture because the last time I visited this place was when I first started taking pictures in 2011.

Unfortunately when we got there, someone informed me that a wedding would be starting soon, so I couldn’t spend the time I would’ve liked.  This church has won several architectural awards…it’s quite stunning.  I’d love to go back sometime and spend a little more time as I felt a bit rushed when the guests were arriving and I was a bit in the way.  I’ve put the photos in a gallery here for your viewing pleasure.

Additional Exciting Information!  haha  –  For those who are curious…I’ve pasted the link to my old church photo I took in 2011.  It was actually my first HDR I ever processed but from one photo since the camera I owned then didn’t have a bracketing function.  I also didn’t have a wide angle lens at the time so the shot looks too small to me now.

Click on this link to see old photo


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Social Media Overload!


When will it end?  LOL!  I think I’m more plugged in than all our outlets in our house!  While I’m waiting for smugmug to shed some light on this community forum issue, I’ve been busy in Google+.  I never thought I’d get to the point of joining, but I wanted to test it out as an alternative to smugmug.

My initial testing has found out that while there are many groups and ways to share photos, the comments are not as in depth and I don’t quite have the sense of community as I did in smugmug.  And I miss my fellow smuggers!  Google+ definitely has a speedier feel to it whereas smugmug felt intimate with the comments received and given.  Also, it does not have the same slick feel to the layout.

But, since I’m there, what the heck.  I’ll post things there too.  So, in case you are curious, here is yet another link!

So lessee, between my wordpress blog here, facebook, smugmug (yes I still maintain that site for now), my own personal website, and other forums I post in…I am on social media overload!  Now, if I can just keep up with the correspondence!  🙂   But have no fear, somehow I do.



Smugmug Ugh

Well, I’ve been sitting here working on my new smugmug site and I got it to a point where it’s almost fully functional.  Unfortunately, there is still the loss of the smugmug communities which is completely ridiculous.  I will wait to see if they reinstate them and if not then I’ll add my photos onto my regular website  ( and delete smugmug.  No reason to pay someone else to host my photos if there is no sense of community there.

Here’s the new website such as it is.  The search box still doesn’t work but I don’t have time to fiddle with it today.  My good friend Jacque designed my new logo and I have business cards on the way that she designed as well using my own picture on it.  Thanks, Jacque!  You’re the best!

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As far as the knee goes, that’s the least of my worries these days with these smugmug issues, LOL.  Actually, it’s been feeling really awesome.  I’ve given it a rest from working out because I want it to feel good for our upcoming Alaska trip.  And boy, I cannot WAIT to take photos!  Hopefully posting them on smugmug won’t be a hassle.  🙂