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


January 1, 2020 — Sonoma County Coast

Sometimes you move back to express the essence.

Sometimes you move in.

(Nikon D500, Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR zoom. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.1; 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. Awesome. I find water and waves most fascinating ( I’m totally taken with Rachael Talibart’s approach.) This is quintessentially you, your work. so well done.

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    • I am also taken by Rachael‘s work, as you know. But the last thing I want to do is imitate her. Inspiration is one thing, and imitation is another. So I am very consciously taking it in my direction and in doing so I am discovering things about these photographs and about my direction that I never suspected. Anyway, I’ll stop philosophizing and simply say thank you very much.

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      • And I thank you very much for your responses and philosophy. You’re a role model – not only for me.


  2. And you HAVE expressed the essence. I think there are lots of photographs of waves to be found, and maybe it’s not so easy to say something different with a photo of a wave. But I think you’ve done that.

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