There is a Place

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Impressionism / Inspiration / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes


Dec 6, 2013 — Sonoma County Coast, California

An archive dive. Taken within a few minutes of one that I posted nearly a year ago. An idealization / abstraction / impression of reality. The lives of many pixels were changed forever…

Be well. Do good. Create.

(Sony RX-100. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.2; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

(WordPress has altered the tones on this. Click/tap on the image for a better rendition. I hope.)

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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. This is such a gorgeous shot, Michael. I see you processed in DxO PhotoLab 3.2. I’m using LR exclusively but I’m in search of a good alternative. I was wondering if you would recommend DxO as a replacement or as a stand-alone editor.

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    • Thank you very much! I unreservedly recommend DxO. Been using it for years. Versatile, fairly easy to use. The Elite version has amazing noise reduction. I do my final edits in PS, however, since I blend layers fairly often — as I did with this image.


  2. I enjoyed how my eyes moved right to left, through variations of blue and experienced calm and unity at the horizon. Yes, waiting for that which is beyond the horizon of this uncertain times.

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  3. Always beautiful and I feel peace…soon we see some of your dog I’m thinking 🤔☺️ stay strong and well Michael ~ hugs Hedy 🙋‍♀️🐶


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