The area of Sagano Japan has a remarkably beautiful calm and peaceful bamboo grove. There is wonderful sound when the wind blows through the bamboo causing it to knock together. Put that together with the sound of rain and your ready for a peaceful nights rest.

Bamboo grove, Sagano, Japan
Bring some calm into your life
Giant bamboo in a grove, Sagano Japan
Daydream your afternoon away. Perhaps one of the best things you can do for yourself.

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Calm and peaceful Japanese landscape

Beautiful peaceful images to bring calm into your living spaces.

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Industry is built using engineering design. I’ve always appreciated the elegance of design be it in fine art drawings, fashion, or industrial design. Often the clearer the concept the cleaner the design. Long ago the Shakers and Danish designers illustrated that truth.

This image is a sonar mapping image of the floor of the Gulf of Mexico identifying were there are voids in the earth, where there is crude oil and where there is natural gas.

Once again when we turn our attention to nature we often see elegant design and beauty.

Sonar Map, Gulf of Mexico.

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Unexpected Art/Industry

Industry an unexpected source of art

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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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While living in New York City I often made a study of the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Living in midtown I would look downtown and see the towers. Moving around the city and coming up from the subway I would look for the towers giving me an immediate sense of where I was in the city. They became an orientation a defining feature of the cityscape.

Over the years I photographed a variety of assignments there; Buckminster Fuller giving a lecture, and ad for Windows on the World, corporate marketing for UPS, etc.  As I moved around the city I would observe the towers making images of them in relationship to the various neighborhoods. Like many New Yorkers I oriented physically and psychologically with the twin towers. That sense remains with me, I think it always will.

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Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, Orientation and Relationship

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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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Full Moon, September 1, 2020. Sarsaota, Florida

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Full Moon 9.1.20 SRQ

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Skies of Sarasota No.2

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Skies of Sarasota No.2

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Skies of SARASOTA

July through September in Sarasota, Florida produces a showcase of skyscapes and cloud dramas.

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Skies of Sarasota

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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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