Observed Moments

I was walking down fifth avenue and saw this image, paused turned back and asked the person if it would be ok to make an image of their shoes. They looked a little puzzled, but said, ok. After making the image I showed it to them and they said, “wow very cool, I had no idea”.

One of the great satisfactions of photography is being able to make an image of those fleeting moments that we come upon every day.

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Observed Moments, No. 2

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I’ve always thought of myself as an observer. As such photography became the means by which I could communicate what I saw.

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Life observed, a rainy Sunday

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Clouds at sunset in Sarasota, Florida on September 2, 2020.

Skies of Sarasota No.5

Made with the iPhone11Pro camera. No filters, a raw image observed.

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Sarasota Skies, No. 5

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Sarasota Skies, No. 4

Sunset over Sarasota Bay, Sarasota, Florida

I made this image with the iPhone11Pro/camera. No filters, no adjustments, raw from the camera.

One of the things I like about this image is the shapes of the clouds which remind me of mountains on the horizon.

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Skies of Sarasota No.2

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Skies of Sarasota No.2

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Happy winter solstice. The long days of darkness have passed. Now each day will bring more light and in time new life; grapes for wine, fresh arugula for salads, wheat for bread, raspberries for dessert…..

Fir tree in the Tien Shan mountains of Kazakhstan.

I turn to nature and celebrate the life and abundance that the light gives us. I hope to use each day to cultivate love, harmony, and beauty.

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Prayer cloths on a tree by a mountain stream in Kazakhstan.

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Happy Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice brings light and life.

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Sarasota Herald-Tribune   

Entertainment & Life  Dec. 16, 2018  

by Marty Fugate / correspondent

 

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Artful giving: A gift as personal as it gets. by Marty Fugate / correspondent Sarasota Herald-Tribune December 16, 2018

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 http://heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20181215/artful-giving-gift-as-personal-as-it-gets

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Artful giving: A gift as personal as it gets. by Marty Fugate / correspondent

Studio portrait by photographer Wayne Eastep. Featured in Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Entertainment & Life by Marty Fugate / correspondent.

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Photographer Wayne Eastep installing prints at Eastep Gallery

Photographer Wayne Eastep installing prints for the collection “The Living Seas” at Eastep Photography Gallery.

The exhibit of images will be on display December 22nd 11 am to 4 pm at 1338 Central Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236.

The images are being offered to lift our spirits after the depressing experience with “red tide” along the coast of Sarasota in recent months.  These beautiful underwater images were photographed in the Carribean, the Florida Keys and the Gulf of Mexico. They show what a healthy marine environment looks like.

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The Living Seas collection

Underwater photographs on display at Eastep Photography Gallery December 22nd, 1338 Central Avenue, Sarasota Florida 34236

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Secretary Blenny looking out from it home an evacuated space within a coral.                      Secretary blenny (Acanthemblemaria maria). Blennies take up residence in tiny abandoned holes in coral. Most secretive, they spend most of their time hiding inside or cautiously venturing to the opening of their coral home. They are tiny usually less than 8 cm. long. Bonaire

The Living Seas.

This collection of underwater images made at the premier dive locations in the Caribbean and Florida Keys shows beautiful prints of the vibrant marine life within the Ocean.

Human perception of “out of sight out of mind” is a challenge to our insight into nature.  The oceans and seas are particularly vulnerable to our lack of knowledge because the majority of life beneath the surface is unseen and as a result beyond our consciousness.  This gap of knowledge and understanding is an existential threat not only to the health of the oceans but to our lives, livelihoods, and way of life.

This year, 2018, on the Gulf Coast of Florida a major ecological crisis has surfaced.  From within the waters of the Gulf, countless dead fish surfaced washing onto the pristine white crystalline sands of Siesta beach.  Siesta beach has been recognized as having  “the world’s finest, whitest sand”.

Red Tide has been a phenomenon for more than a hundred years resulting in fish kills.  The Red Tide this year has resulted in an extraordinary number of dead fish plus dead turtles, sharks, and dolphins. This year’s red tide event is historic and deadly serious.  It is a serious threat to marine life, human life, and economics.

For those of us experiencing this deadly event, it has been depressing.  I’ve curated a collection of underwater images I made in the Gulf, Florida Keys and Caribbean which are full of life and beauty.  They are offered to show what a Living Sea looks like and to uplift our spirit.

You’re invited to an opening showcasing these prints October 27, 11 am to 4 pm at my gallery Eastep Photography, 1338 Central Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236.

 

 

 

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The Living Seas

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An article in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Style magazine, Arts section.                      by Su Byron

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