Poppy: Essence

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California / Floral Photography / Flower / Impressionism / Inspiration / Nature / Photo Log / Photography


March 5, 2020 — Los Gatos Creek Trail, California

A distillation.

(Nikon D850, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.2; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

More fine-art photography at www.amagaphoto.com

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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. Christopher Bull says

    Such simplistic Beauty you’re able to pull from , as you say, what Mother nature provides. Do you keep info or thoughts as to just how much work has to go into such an image?

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    • Thanks very much, Chris. Different images take different amounts of time in post processing. I spent a couple of hours on this. Trying various approaches and accepting or rejecting them and then refining, refining, refining.


  2. It seems like a votive, or a cup, and also as if it was made of wax. It’s interesting how much the nature of something can be pushed and pulled and changed at will. 🙂

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