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


January 1, 2020 — Sonoma County Coast

This is what it all boils down up to.

(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 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.


    • It looks like surf to me too. I was just using the metaphor of something boiling down to the essence. But then it looked more like it was boiling or roiling up.


    • That’s fascinating. Just goes to show what different people see in abstracts. This was actually a very tight crop; about 1/12 of the frame. Was a sunny day. Not a cloud was in the sky.


  1. If I wasn’t following this photo-blog, I don’t think I’d take a second to look at pictures of surf, it wouldn’t have struck me as likely to be interesting. But this whole set of wave photos has been a series of stunners.

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  2. interesting series of images…the energy within is a strong contrast to the quiet stillness I felt from your previous work.


  3. Erica Wilson says

    This may be my most favorite yet. It’s a seemingly simple thing to get a good crop on a photo, but really, since the possibilities are nearly endless, it takes a keen eye to see what can be done with the transformative action of a crop.



    • Thank you very much! I noodled the crop for at least a half an hour. Maybe more. It’s above 1/12 of the entire frame. I am exploring other shots for similar buried treasures.


  4. melissabluefineart says

    This is really thrilling. I love the energy you’ve captured. All that movement, balanced perfectly.

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