Not What I Was Served…

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


December 29, 2019 — Sonoma County Coast, California; September 21, 2020 — My Office

…but what I had ordered.

Mother nature didn’t see what I’d had in mind, so I had to help her. Better late than never.

Proof that Rothko made his mark on me.

(Nikon D850, Nikon 24-120mm f/4G VR. RAW processing and initial editing in DxO PhotoLab 3.3; Final 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. I don’t think you need to prove that Rothko inspired you. In any case, this one is interesting for the complexity of the colors. One wants more light or luminosity somewhere, and since it isn’t there, one has to get deeper into the colors themselves. They’re balanced beautifully. Anyway, that’s my experience with this.

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  2. I like what you made of what you were served.. Sometimes that is why condiments are important. 🙂 At first glance there are two colors. As we get more intimate with the image all the others present themselves in a subtle feast for the eyes.

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