Al-Hijr / Madain Saleh

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Al-Hijr, Madain Saleh the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Saudi Arabia.

The entrance to a sacred area within the complex at Al-Hijir.  The archeological site of Al-Hijr (Madain Saleh) is the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in  Saudi Arabia.  It is a major center of the Nabataen civilization.  It is the largest Nabataen site south of Petra in Jordan.  It bears testimony to the Nabataen civilization between the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC and pre-Islamic period in the 1st century AD.

Part of the collection “Art Within Architecture” on exhibit at Eastep Photography gallery 1338 Central Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236

 

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Al-Hijir Art Within Architecture

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January 27, 2018, Central Creative Commons, Sarasota, Florida.

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Visitors to Eastep Photography gallery opening January 27, 2018

My fellow artists; Lucy Barber, Brandy Eiger, Kathy Wright and I welcomed visitors and buyers to a successful “Open Studio’s” Saturday January 27, 2018.   We appreciate the many visitors to our studios and thank those who supported our creative work with purchases.

Work is underway for our next Open Studio’s February 24, 2018 10am to 4pm.  We will be showing new photography, paintings, and multi-media art.   Visitors shared with us how much they enjoyed seeing the space where we work and being able to talk with us about our creative process.  We get so much from these interactions and look forward to welcoming you to our next opening.  –Wayne Eastep

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Successful Opening at Central Creative Commons

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Parrot-Tulip

I love the feeling of this image.  It is as if I am small and moving among the tulips looking up at the sun coming down through the petals and leaves.

You may buy a print at my online store: eastepstore.wayneeastep.com

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Among the Parrot Tulips

A view from within the tulips.

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My new online store eastepstore.wayneeastep.com is open for ordering prints. The curated collection has been edited for display art in the home, office, hospitality, health care and corporate spaces.

After choosing an image, you can select the medium, size, finish and framing; then pay with PayPal or your credit card from within the store eastepstore.wayneeastep.com

I thank you in advance for visiting the store and appreciate your sharing a link to the store with family, friends and colleagues. The web address is eastepstore.wayneeastep.com

This image was photographed at night in the rain at the Kentucky State Fair, Louisville. It is available in the store  now.

Enjoy visiting the new store!  Thank you, Wayne Eastep

 

 

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Announcement Eastep Photography Online Store Is Open in time for the Holiday Season

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                                                                       America Divided

November 9, 2016

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America Divided

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Can Beauty be a Political Statement?

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I speak for myself. Civility in America’s public arena is under challenge through crass, vulgar and denigrating speech. The growth in tolerance and egalitarianism over the past few decades is facing a setback through intolerant language and actions. When I watch tv news, read newspapers and listen to the radio I come away with the sense that America is in a dark threatening time.

As an artist what can I do to contribute to a more civil, tolerant, inclusive and positive society?

Can beauty be a counter to ugly language and behavior?  I believe it can. The laws of science and human behavior support the principle of balancing forces. I offer beautiful images as an artistic and political counterbalance to the ugliness. I invite you to join me in the affirmation of life as we strive for refinement in our lives. What we visualize will have an impact on our attitudes and behavior. This is not a naive call for putting our heads in the sand or pretending that there aren’t a multitude of challenges to the common good. For me it is a recognition of the negative and a choice to turn toward the positive. In the face of darkness and ugliness, light and beauty is a revolutionary action.

To see more images in the Color & Light series visit WayneEastep.com

 

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Can Beauty be a Political Statement?

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Yellow on Gold

To see other images in the Color & Light series visit Wayne Eastep.com

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Yellow on Gold

Abstract color study. Yellow and Gold.

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I looked down at the edge of the driveway and noticed an inch worm making its’ way into the dirt.  When I examined it I wondered, is an inchworm really an inch long?  When I placed it on a ruler I saw it was three-quarters of an inch, at least this one was.  As I photographed the inchworm it lay still and looked more like a twig, a rather effective camouflage.  Enjoy the up close and personal look at this intriguing tiny creature.

Inchworms are classified in the phylum Arthropoda, class Insecta, order Lepidoptera, family Geometridae.

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Inchworms lack appendages in the middle portion of their body, causing them to have a characteristic looping gait. They are also called loopers.

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This inchworm proved to be three-quarters of an inch.  It was very effective at looking like a twig.

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Seems animals and insects, like humans, cannot resist getting into each other’s business.

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Three-Quarter Inch Worm

Looper, Inchworm on my property in Sarasota, Florida

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A guest brought these tulips to a tea party my mother-in law Reba was having at our house.

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Standard Red & Yellow Tulips, “Leen Van Der Mark” processed as a black & white image

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Standard Red & Yellow Tulips, “Leen Van Der Mark” raw image as captured in camera.

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Standard Red & Yellow Tulips, “Leen Van Der Mark” processed via Lightroom to produce this beautiful but a little disturbing image.

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Bi-Color Standard red & yellow tulips “Leen Van Der Mark”, at the end of their bloom.

 

To see more nature images visit my website: WayneEastep.com

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Tea Party Tulips

Standard tulips you can buy at the grocery store.

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A N N O U N C E M E N T

FLORAL ESSENCE is available in hardcover and softcover versions through Blurb.

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42 page book showcasing photographic art prints of flowers on exhibition at the Flour Parlor in Sarasota, FL

The 42 page book showcases the photographic art prints by Wayne Eastep on exhibit at the Flour Parlor in Sarasota, Florida. I hope you enjoy the exquisite design and lush beauty of these flowers. Thank you for your support.

When you are in Sarasota come by and see the show and enjoy some very fine coffee and tasty desserts by Amy Nichols of the Flour Parlor.

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One of Sarasota’s finest boutique bakeries is exhibiting Flower Essence, a show of photographic art prints by photographer Wayne Eastep.

 

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FLORAL ESSENCE published

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