Let Nature Have Her Way

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California / Monochrome / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes


March 19, 2021, Sonoma County Coast

It is often my wont to have my way with nature. One of my favorite statements has been that what comes out of the camera is fodder for what happens later in the quiet of my office days, weeks, or years later.

But not always.

Sometimes it’s best to just stand aside and let Nature say it all.


(Nikon D500, Tamron 100–400mm f/4.5–6.3 Di VC USD. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 4.2; 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 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. That highest breaking wave looks like a whoopee to me. Yee-haw!
    Your euphony’ comes out in “my wont… my way.” You could extend it to “…my wont to work my will to have my way…”

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  2. Sparse speech is natural
    Thus strong wind does not last all morning
    Sudden rain does not last all day
    What makes this so? Heaven and Earth
    Even Heaven and Earth cannot make it last
    How can humans? ~Lao Tzu

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  3. No matter what we do, it is only by nature’s grace that we succeed. Humans are nature but we tend to think of ourselves apart.

    Timing seems perfect. Now this I am better able to relate to which says a lot about my limitations of vision. That said, I would enjoy seeing where you might take this that I can’t imagine. 🙂

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    • Thanks very much Steve. It does us all to remember every day that we are integral part of this and had better treat the rest of nature as if every part is interdependent. And thank you very much for your compliment. Here’s my attitude about vision, or any other ability: stretch and exercise does it well, no matter what it is.

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  4. It’s the upward-reaching spray that makes the image. The three horizontal layers — smooth, frothy, tumbly — are familiar sights for any ocean watcher, but that spray’s a surprise: the fourth dimension that’s not often caught.

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