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California / Inspiration / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes


December 9, 2020 — Pacific Grove, California

 Taken a few minutes after the shot in the Dec 14 post. I’m not Rachael Talibart and I do not have easy access to the Sussex coast, but on this day the Pacific’s collision with the Monterey Bay coast did provide towering but very temporary structure. She names her works after characters in mythology, but here I’m reminded of the tail of a Boeing 707.

I do believe her titles are classier than mine. On the other hand, mine are nerdier than hers.

(Nikon D500, Tamron 100–400mm f/4.5–6.3 Di VC USD. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 4.1; 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 www.amagaphoto.com 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. Caught a wave, Dude! Don’t compare. She’s not Michael Scandling. 🙂 I understand your admiration though. She does wonderful things. But so do you. I envy your minimalist oceans. This one included.

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  2. The minute I read your title, this was playing in my head: particularly the lines, “My heart keeps calling me backwards, as I get on the 707…” The sense of forward motion in the image is full of that go/stay tension.

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  3. A great “Woooosh” it is, Michael! I like the look of the water in the foreground, too, it makes it more than a nice wave photo. You have that wonderful spray, the gorgeous color in the curl, and the dark swell closer in. Beautiful.

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