Sometimes She Roars

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California / Inspiration / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes


March 19, 2021, Sonoma Coast

I was asked by both Instagram followers and blog followers, “What about the real action outside? What about the larger waves?” There were indeed larger waves. I tripped the shutter about 1500 times so there had to be something memorable out there.

Something like this, perhaps.

Mother Ocean speaking, not with subtlety as in my last post, but with bombast. She has both these voices and an Infinity of voices more.

(Nikon D500, Tamron 100–400mm f/4.5–6.3 Di VC USD. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 4.3; 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. The pale, diffuse light is interesting, compared to the pounding waves. The obvious thing would be to use a lot of contrast. This is far more interesting.

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    • Thanks very much. I know her. In 2019, Kathy and I did a one day workshop with her in England and she and I are in regular communication on Instagram. She’s a constant inspiration. And a wonderful person.

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