Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


Persevere always!

Well, once again I trotted myself out the door and was drawn to a building in my city to take a photo.  I decided to wear my old hiking boots to see if they would be comfortable for our upcoming trip to Alaska.  Nothing like wearing hiking boots in a downtown.  You never know what buildings I might have to scale!  😉

Architecture has always been something I’ve admired in photographs but have limited experience trying to capture images of it.  What I do now for all shots is first look around the area for the best light and try to see what catches my eye.  I then look through the viewfinder and check all the edges of what I see, applying the rule of thirds or golden spiral or whatever photography method feels right to me for the shot.  You can read about this here:

Personally, I always have my viewfinder grid on because it provides me with straighter shots and more well-composed shots and I find myself doing less cropping and straightening in post processing.  I found it quite challenging how to present so many angles in one shot, but once I saw this area of the building I thought I might’ve captured something.  You can be the judge yourself.

Perseverance is something I’ve talked about before as it related to my knee replacement recovery and I find it a useful thing to think about with my photography.  Learning how to control my camera technically is giving me much better shots and even though I am still in the infancy stages, every day I learn something new!  I love the journey.

Picture of the Day:  Taken with my new 35mm f/1.8 lens.  I love this lens!  I challenged myself to use only this lens for those AT&T Park shots in a previous post and I got a good feel for it.


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Refocusing on Life

As all of you know, I’ve been blogging about my knee since before my surgery on December 11, 2012.  While it’s not 100% yet, I’m confident that by the time one year has passed, it will be.

I’ve been thinking a lot about how to refocus my blog and you might’ve been feeling that I’m covering a lot of photography here as well.  That’s because I can finally get up and around enjoy life again!

While I still will be updating my knee as promised for an entire year, I’ve decided to also include snippets of my life and hoping to reflect those things in my photos.   The word “life” is so broad and can mean many things from vacations to inner reflections to health-related awareness, etc.

For starters, yesterday we went on the AT&T Park Tour as described in yesterday’s blog, but here are some more pics from that fun time.  And yes, the peppers were there!