How Does it Feel?

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Abstract / Impressionism / Inspiration / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes


August 13, 2006, Big Sur Coast, California / June 27, 2017, Silicon Valley, California

Gray day. The streak on horizon was the appeal. It was all there was. Shoot. Crap shoot, really. This was long before I was shooting RAW, so no direction home in editing. Gray on gray on gray. Blah. Nothing. Ain’t it hard when I discovered that it really wasn’t where it’s at…

It sat in archives for almost nine years.

One day I pulled it out, more as an exercise than anything else. How can I emphasize the streak? Well, I’d have to lose everything else. When you ain’t got nothin’, you go nothin’ to lose. You’re invisible now, you got no secrets to conceal…

How does it feel…?

It feels Cold. Stark. Dark.

But at the same time, Electric. Alive

(Canon 20D, Canon 24-105 f/4 Zoom. 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. Gary Zweig says

    It makes me feel like a light is coming on and the world is awakening. But now I have to get out of bed and make coffee!

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  2. That streak is so arresting in the darkness and I saw the cloud almost immediately after letting my eye wander. Then I clicked and it really became illuminated when the darkness filled my screen. It’s amazing what we discover after time has passed. New ways of seeing, new tools, new sensibilities.

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