Light on the Horizon

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


January 23, 2017 — Sonoma County Coast, California

Rescued from the archives.

I think the thing that appeals to me about glints of light on horizons is that I would prefer to think that there is a glint of light on the horizon — no matter how distant the horizon may be.

And there is, provided it is we as individuals who supply the light — no matter how distant the horizon may be.

I’ll quote James Taylor from what now seems a long-gone era:

Shower the people you love with love, show them the way you feel.
Things are gonna be much better if you only will.

And the people upon whom you shower — ask them to pass it on.

(Nikon D750; Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.2. Final editing in Adobe Photoshop.)

The Author

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. Very nice.. I was reading your text and thinking ‘a glint of light on the horizon’ is ‘Hope’ and then saw ‘Hope’ sitting in your Tags. This particular image has quite a 3-D effect for me. I think it’s those bright foreground clouds being very prominent and the way the dark/light contrast works behind them in the background. Interesting image that exerts a strong pull on my attention from top-right down to centre-horizon and then over to right-horizon.

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  2. So beautiful! 😀
    That tiny light in the ocean is special, I loved it!

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  3. a portal 💙 so beautiful how you see the light…🎶🎵 Shower the people you love with love, show them the way you feel.🎵🎶 have a joyful day Michael ~ smiles Hedy ☺️

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    • Thank you very much, Steve. Yes, that is what struck me. This is actually a tight crop of a much larger image. When I was going through the archive I started thinking, “this image may not be the picture but the picture may be somewhere inside this image.” That helped.

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