Abstract Series LT919-A 1

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Abstract / California / Photo Log / Photography


September 6, 2019 — Lake Tahoe. The sun was down and the conditions were perfect for some ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) work looking across and around the lake. As the evening progressed, the shutter speeds declined. This one was made towards the end of the first night of spin: f/16 @ 8 seconds, ISO 64.

This series is a test of my ruthlessness as an editor/curator. More to come.

(Nikon D850, Tamron SP 24–70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2. 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 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. Quite nice, Michael. I am guessing those bright streaks were part of the ICM. They look a bit like a long exposure of a bright boat crossing the image. Now that sounds like what I should have done in Maine when the cruise ships went across the view.

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  2. Cool colours! Thanks for teaching me about ICM. I also try stunts like that!
    Just btw… on 06 Sep 2019 we were eating out in New York City… our son’s birthday and my first ever visit to your country! 😉

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  3. Michael,
    It’s funny, but the subtlety in color you have in your work is what I am constantly looking for in hand painted fabrics. They are so hard to come by. Then I may get a beautiful piece and it is almost too lovely to cut. But I do. Perish the thought. But what is fabric after all…?

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  4. Imdalegreene says

    I see people who take beautiful photos like this one and I think they must be witches. I can never seem to capture what I see with my camera.


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