Ab • Stract

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Abstract / Inspiration / Landscape / Photography / Seascapes

Abstract comes from Latin abstrahere “to pull away, detach.”

Abstraction pulls away and detaches from the representational and moves into the conceptual.

These were taken at Point Reyes near Chimney Rock. The views are 180° apart, taken within minutes of each other. One looks back toward Drake’s Bay and the hills of the Point Reyes peninsula. The other looks out to sea.

(Nikon D850, Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2.)

More fine art photography at www.amagaphoto.com



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California based fine-art photographer featuring abstract, impressionist, and minimalist seascapes — near and distant — and floral-based images. Fine-art photography can be seen at www.amagaphoto.com All original images on this blog are copyright 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 Michael Scandling. All rights reserved. No images on this site may be copied, duplicated, reused, published, or re-purposed in any way without express permission from the copyright owner, Michael Scandling.


  1. Etymologically speaking, it’s abs • tract rather than ab • stract. We can verify that the prefix is abs and the root tract by comparing related words like con • tract, de • tract, and re • tract.

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