Al-Hijr / Madain Saleh
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
Based on a mark in an interior chamber naming the work gang and a reference to the fourth dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu, Egyptologists believe that the pyramid was built as a tomb over a 10- to 20-year period concluding around 2560 BC. Initially, at 146.5 metres (481 feet), the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for more than 3,800 years.
This image will be exhibited as part of a show exploring the “Art of Architecture” this Saturday, June 30, 2018, 11 am to 4 pm.
1330 – 1340 Central Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236
My friend and fellow photographer, Peter Silvia made an astute observation about a recently curated collection of my images showcasing water.
“You know Wayne these images of water are really about serenity”.
Images can be more about feeling than the fact of the subject.
This is particularly the case when when we are in a state of union with the subject we are observing.
I hope when you look at the images I’ll share in the coming days you find that they give you a moment of serenity.
CENTRAL CREATIVE COMMONS ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24, 10AM – 4PM
1330-1340 Central Avenue, between 13 & 14th Streets Sarasota
Central Creative Commons at 1330 – 1340 Central Avenue, Sarasota, north of 10th street, is a unique enclave of studios for professional painters, a photographer, a potter and multi-media artists. The artists included for February 24, 2018 open studios: Painter Lucy Barber and Photographer Wayne Eastep.
February’s open studios gives you behind-the-scenes access to each professional artist’s working studio: meet the outstanding artists, see their work, explore and exchange ideas, and browse artworks available for purchase. The open studio event is free and open to the public.
The Central Creative Commons is located within the Central-Cocoanut Historic District and in keeping with Sarasota’s growing arts scene, is just a few blocks north of the Rosemary Arts District. Connecting to and evolving from the Rosemary District, the Sarasota arts district is growing northward. You are invited to join in this exciting new development!
2017 Great American Total Solar Eclipse
Sarasota, Florida U.S.A.
Latitude 27.341274 Longitude -82.82267
2 pm to 4 pm Eastern Standard Time
August 21, 201
80% coverage of the sun by the moon
While photographing the 2017 eclipse on Lido beach in Sarasota, Florida a gentleman from Ireland came up to show me his watch and asked, what do you think is going on”? The minute and hour hands were moving on their own spinning freely on the face of his watch.
Two women walked along the beach each with a Cheerios cereal box with two holes cut into the narrow end of the box making it a pinhole viewing device for safe viewing of the eclipse.
A woman from Argentina wanted to know if that was a fisheye lens. “Yes”, I answered. “I thought so, I learned about that in a photography class I took”, she said.
Two women from South America sat down on a towel beside me. After awhile they asked, “has it started or is it finished”. I answered, “it’s about 75% complete”.
A man who had been walking in the surf came up and asked, “Can I take a look”? “No, I am working” I answered. “I see, ok” he replied and walked back into the surf.
Having seen images of other total eclipse’s I was eager to see the corona around the sun. Lesson one in photography, often what you think you’ll photograph won’t happen. So it was with this eclipse, no corona. The second lesson of photography, stay put and accept what’s before you, move beyond looking and SEE. I realized I was standing at the water’s edge with the sky above and within this stage set a celestial drama was playing out. The poetry of earth, ocean, sky, sun, and moon seemed good enough to me. So I made the images you see here.