Trans Mars Airways, Flight 4, Seat 8A

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Abstract / California / Impressionism / Landscape / Photo Log / Photography


July 12, 2020 — Marin County, California

Or, playing around with ICM while waiting for NEOWISE to appear.

(Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 3.3; 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. Whether it was really a trans-Mars flight or you were really playing around with ICM (who knows with you??) it’s a great image. 🙂 And you leave me scratching my head as to how ICM would produce this, but that’s OK.


    • The hills of the Marin headlands looking northwest from Hawk Hill above the northern end of the Golden Gate bridge. The trick here is to rock the camera gently while doing the ICM pan. About a three second exposure. I shifted the color balance in raw development and used grad filters to darken the sky and foreground. Then some selective sharpening on the fidges and fine-tuning color balance and clarity to bring out some details while deemphasizing others. Now you know all my secrets.


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