Soft Rescue

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


June 9, 2013 — San Francisco, California

I’d given this up for lost. The RX-100’s chromatic aberration on the edges had ruined it. Then I looked at another approach. This is a crop from the center, much massaged. Lots of selective sharpening and minus Clarity combined with selective increase and decrease in Vibrance. No fancy filters. Ever.

An exercise in soft, made while listening to Derek Hunter Wilson’s new album — an exercise in soft minimalism in itself.

(Sony RX-100. 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.


    • I’m glad you gave it a listen. Portland has long had a thriving artistic and music community including many at the the avant-garde of music. For that reason he is very fortunate to live there. He is steering clear of downtown. He agrees with the protesters. He does not agree with or condone the violence.

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  1. Whatever you did, worked, and the music – thanks for that – it goes perfectly with the image. The bit of cloud and the light on the water really express the music – and vice versa.

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  2. Your musical choice certainly does a fine job of accompanying the view as your have created it. Peaceful and contemplative both. Successful rescue. Cropping is a valid approach to our photography.

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