Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


Deja Vu

Ahhh….going out to take photos before sunset is such a wonderful feeling for me.  I went to a local old, vacant restaurant on top of a hill to get a good look at the valley the other evening.  It was perfect!  The clouds were amazing, the light was starting to look nice and I was framing images, seeking which would be best for a nice sunset.  It was so peaceful being “at one” with nature…the birds chirping, the sun rays beginning to dance on the foliage…and then a HORDE of people???

I look up and a stream of people were coming back to the area where I was at and politely asked me to leave because a wedding rehearsal was about to begin.  Seriously???  AGAIN????   I just got kicked out of a church the other day because a wedding was going to start which stunted my photography experience and now I’m being kicked out yet again.  Evidently they used the old restaurant as an event center because of the fabulous views.  As one of my blogging friends said….maybe it’s a sign that I should be doing wedding photography…with a smiley face at the end.  Bah!  Like that’s going to happen any time soon, lol.

I think this was the best of what I got before I got the boot.  The whole thing did make me laugh.

Into the Sun

Into the Sun



SFoxwriting’s Alphabet Challenge “Letter E”

I’ve decided to once in awhile participate in the alphabet challenge just for a change of pace (and while I’m still working on images lol).  Today’s letter is “E” for EXCITEMENT!  Mainly because all you photographers out there are going to love this….it’s the “Photographer’s Ephemeris”.   I have no affiliation with this just so you know…I’m just EXCITED!  🙂

So what is this thing anyway?  Well, most of us probably have apps where we can tell where the sun & moon rises and sets and what time, but have you ever wished it showed a street map too that you can drill down to the exact spot you want to stand?  And better yet it showed you exactly where the sun/moon rises and sets and at what time?  This is it!  I don’t know about you but I’m excited.  I can’t wait to give it a whirl.

I’ve been checking it out on the computer and so far I like what I see.  The desktop version is free.  I noticed they do charge for the iPhone app but usually I’m on my computer when I figure out where I want to go later anyway, so this works for me.

Here’s the link!

Sunrise from the deck...

Sunrise from the deck…