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Abstract / California / Impressionism / Inspiration / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes / Sunset


September 1, 2018. Marin County Headlands, California. Standing on old gun emplacements that go back to the Spanish-American War. Sun going down. Fog rolling in.

This one spent hours in post-processing. Not one pixel was left untouched. The perfect balance that I so clearly saw in my mind was eluding me in the file. But it came. It crept up on me very slowly.

(Canon G7X II. RAW processing in DxO Pro; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

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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 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. The fog, on its silent haunches, made that processing and now our viewing such a meditative endeavor. Outstanding series.

    Some folks don’t like to spend even two minutes on an image and others invest hours. An image lets one know how long it requires.

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    • I am so gratified. The something/nothing balance was poised on the head of a pin, and could’ve fallen off in either direction as way too much or way too little. It was a matter of taking away everything that wasn’t the picture, without taking away the picture.

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  2. For all the quiet, there is a kind of explosive movement here that I love. There’s a sense of something very powerful at work. Needless to say, it’s a wonderful image!

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    • Thank you very much. And you are absolutely correct. That fog was moving in fast and was changing from second to second. There was definitely something very powerful at work. In that sense, this photo, which I worked so long and hard on, is a snapshot.

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