No Mercy

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Iceland / Impressionism / Photo Log / Photography


January 26, 2020 —Black Sand Beach, Vik, Iceland

The North Atlantic shows no mercy because it has no mercy.

(Nikon D850, Tamron 100–400mm f/4.5–6.3 Di VC USD G2. Post-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. Froth and foam are common enough in such photos, but being able to capture the solidity of the swell behind them, and the spume blowing off the top of that mountain of water, certainly evokes the power of the sea — and a memory or two.

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    • Thanks very much, Linda. Inspired by the work of Rachael Talibart, whose advice is “just keep shooting.”

      Definitely evokes memories and emotion. I’m developing a wave portfolio — slowly, because it hasn’t been very stormy on my home turf surf in California.

      But the surf in Iceland was very supportive of my project, so maybe there is some mercy after all.

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  3. Wonderful picture of nature showing us it can be beautiful and at the same time show no mercy. Thank you for this great photo, and please keep them coming.

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