Rose is a. . .

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Abstract / Floral Photography / Florascape / Flower / Impressionism / Monochrome / Photography / Rose


. . .reduction to pure form and tone. Much is removed. Some remains.

(Nikon D850, AF-S Micro NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 2.3; 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. Ah, a double minimalism: form and tone.
    You wrote “Much is removed. Some remains.” That reminded me immediately of the great ending of Tennyson’s “Ulysses”:

    “Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’
    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
    One equal temper of heroic hearts,
    Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
    To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”

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  2. Michael, my favorite photographers often speak about awareness of where the eyes move within an image…most of the light, tone, or structure within your work invites me into the image. Today…my eyes were dancing as they moved upward. Soft as the scent of a rose…beautiful.

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  3. …is not only a rose, but is a snowstorm, and so much more. The toning is just perfection, the cool hues are softness itself, and the composition has an easy flow. I love the selective sharpening…Beautiful!

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