All posts tagged: Michael Scandling Seascape

Shine On You Crazy Diamond

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Iceland / Inspiration / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes

January 28, 2020 — Diamond Beach, South Coast, Iceland About a half a mile from where the photo in the last post was taken, the lagoon empties into the North Atlantic. Miniature bergy-bits flow out and then are washed back ashore by the tide and the surf. There they sit, shining on the beach awaiting their inevitable trip back into the sea. They look like diamonds. This one seems to be sniffing the air, contemplating […]

Sentinel

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Impressionism / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes / Sunrise

January 26, 2020 — Reynisfjara (Black Sand) Beach, Iceland It was a dark and stormy morning. The wind-whipped weather was a fierce opponent. The barely risen sun cowered behind the clouds. Photographer and camera were covered in sleet and snow. This emerged from the mist. From this angle, most photographs of this scene appear to show two sea stacks. Actually, in those shots the one on the left (the one you see here) appears to […]

Londranger View Point, Take Two: True Colors*

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Inspiration / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes

January 24, 2020 — Londranger View Point, Snaefellsjökull Peninsula, Iceland Taken a few minutes earlier than the one in the post before last, this shows the unaltered colors that the camera recorded. I had previously thought the color was a distortion of reality and blamed it on a brand of filter I’d never used before, but no — the water really is that color.* The next post will move us forward. (Nikon D850, Tamron SP 24–70mm […]

Down to the Sea in Shots

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California / Nature / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes

January 1, 2020 — Sonoma County coast The clouds parted. The sky drama left us. But the sea drama came to take its place. Weather alerts. High surf warnings. Rip currents. Watch out for sneaker waves. I saw a complete idiot take his cocker spaniel onto the beach, only to run back seconds later. He was bucking for a Darwin Award. I found a low, but safe, vantage point. Hundreds of frames were shot. This […]

The Solitary Search, With an Object Lesson

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California / Photo Log / Photography / Seascapes

November 27, 2019 — San Mateo County Coast It was a dark and stormy day; the rain fell in torrents — except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the bluffs (for it is on the San Mateo County coast that our scene lies), attempting to remove his hat, but barely agitating the stubborn photographer who hand-held against all odds… Days later, through one of the […]

Curtain Call

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California / Impressionism / Inspiration / Photo Log / Photography

November 27, 2019 — San Mateo County Coast The storm was on its way out, heading east to make headlines. This was its last hurrah; clear sky was visible through the last squall. I’ve mentioned that many (most?) of my influences worked in paint, not pixels. Chief among them is JMW Turner. To me, his later work changed the world of art definitively — to me, he is the father of Impressionism. Toward the end […]

Thankful Thursday

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

May 8, 2015. Devil’s Slide, near Pacifica, California / November 27, 2019. Silicon Valley. Devil’s Slide revisited. Again. I sat at the computer today, looking forward by looking back. The image whispered, “noir” and I went under its spell. I’d have been a fool not to. A strange image for Thanksgiving, but it it’s from a favorite shoot — for which I am thankful. And I am thankful to all who visit, follow, read, view, […]

Palate Cleanser

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Abstract / California / Impressionism / Photo Log / Photography

May 8, 2015. Devil’s Slide, near Pacifica, California. For Chewy’s Birthday walk, we settled on two places: Land’s End in San Francisco and Devil’s slide. Chewy always loved the sea breeze. Highway 1 had years prior been routed through a tunnel at Devil’s Slide (that portion having lived up to its name far too often), leaving the old Highway 1 free to be used as a park with long stretches for Chewy to run and […]

East Sussex, August 25: Beachy Head Three Minutes Earlier

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Impressionism / Inspiration / Photo Log / Photography / Sunset

August 25, 2019; Beachy Head, The Seven Sisters, East Sussex. How calm is the blue hour? This calm. This seascape was shot three minutes (to the second) before the lighthouse image in the last post. (Nikon D850, Tamron SP 24–70mm f/2.8 Di VC USD G2. RAW processing in DxO PhotoLab 2.3; Editing in Adobe Photoshop.) For more seascape horizons, go to www.amagaphoto.com.

East Sussex, August 25: Beachy Head Lighthouse

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Photo Log / Photography / Sunset

August 25, 2019; Beachy Head, The Seven Sisters, East Sussex. Our trip started with a ten-day workshop with Oliver Klink and ended with a one-day workshop with Rachael Talibart. Both have been judged Black and White Photographer of the Year by globally respected publications. Both have deep and diverse backgrounds. Both are superb mentors. Both are wonderful human beings. Our cup runneth over. We knew at the outset that we weren’t going to get anything […]

Portugal, August 17: Atlantic Horizon Looking West

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Photo Log / Photography / Portugal / Seascapes

August 17, 2019; Caplela de Nossa Senhora de Peninha, Parque Natural de Sintra-Cascais. How could I be near a coastline and not do a horizon shot? The sea called and I answered. The unusual thing for me was looking west over the Atlantic. But not that unusual, because the sea, sun, clouds, and fog bank worked the same here as they do on the northern Sonoma County coast in California, which shares the same latitude. […]

Return to the Sea 3: Soft/Set

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

February 17, 2018; Big Sur Coast, California. What do you do when Mother Nature serves you a blah sky? Not a cloud. No fog to speak of. Just boring blue sky. You improvise in post-processing, that’s what you do. This is one of two treatments of this frame. Many pixels’ lives were forever changed. (Nikon D750, Nikon 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR zoom. RAW processing in DxO Pro, Editing in Adobe Photoshop. More fine-art photography at […]