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California / Inspiration / Monochrome / Photo Log / Photography


April 7, 2020 — San Jose, California

I see a soft moon rising…

(Would’ve been boring without the clouds.)

(Nikon D500; Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 ED VR zoom. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.2; 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. “…Chang O, Moon-Goddess, is the beautiful pale watcher of the human drama and all that she has known of secret things, of passion and pleasure, swift ruin and slow decay, she records in music. Through her great Places of Cold drift the broken melodies of unrecorded lives. …:
    “Chinese Poetry and Its Symbols.” The Lotus Magazine 8, no. 8 (1917): 357-63. Accessed April 18, 2020.

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