Sunrise in Petoskey

Sunrise, Petoskey Sea wall, Lake Michigan sunrise, clock tower, looking up, the daily post, photography 101

Petoskey, Michigan by Tresa Meyer-Clark

 

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There is not enough time in a day, a month or a year
to appreciate everything around us. 

This post was inspired by the Daily Post.
https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/look-up/

Photography by
Meyer Clark Studio © 2016

August Treasures

Say hello to August and the birthstone Peridot.

Imagine a beach that sparkles with the crystals of Peridot. On the Island of Oahu, it is so very treasured, that the people have illuminated many beaches by adding tiny grains of light green crystals.

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Photo by SilverRushStyle on Etsy

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A Little History

Miners have found Peridot in volcanic rocks and even meteors that landed on Earth. It is the only gemstone that comes in one color, and is not heat-treated to alter the color, as many gemstones are. Because it is sensitive to fast changes in temperature, it is not advisable to clean Peridot with an ultrasonic method.

Since 1500 B.C. valuable Peridot was mined near Egypt, on St. Johns Island, in the Red Sea. However, it was nearly depleted up to the time WW1 began. Later, it became more abundant in 1994 after a mine was discovered in Pakistan, west of the Himalayan Mountains. Today, in Arizona, 90% of the worlds Peridot comes from the San Carlos Apache Reservation, a very large source, which is mined only by the Apache Indians.

Peridot can be found in museums all over the world, with the largest on display at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., containing 310 carats. The second largest documented display is the Shrine of the Magi with 200 carats. It is located in the Dom, a Gothic Cathedral in Cologne, Germany. In 1988, I viewed the breathtaking shrine which is a reliquary for the Wise Men or Three Kings who visited the birth of Jesus.

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Magi in Cologne

Shrine of the Magi, Cologne, Germany

Traveling in Europe left a big impression on me, it was amazing and unforgettable. For me, it is easier to understand and remember history when art plays an important role in our world.

Interested in learning more about birthstones and fun factoids? Great! Next month it’s all about the amazing blue Sapphire.

~~~Tresa

 

Research from www.vivalachi.com

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Inspiration Therapy

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Inspiration.”

Inspiration to create can come from where I feel balance. Balance in a color scheme I’m working on, or even in that feeling of accomplishment. Completing a challenging day at work, then returning home to receive a big hug from my husband where he meets me at the doorway, every day. And of course, the colors of the light, softly painted into an amazing summer sunset at the Northport Marina.

What inspires you?
Thanks for reading! YOU are awesome! Bye for now,
~~Tresa

Northport Sunset

Photo by MeyerClark Studio. Inspiration: Sunset at Northport

A Lonesome Rose

Pin Rose

I Painted Today. Pink Petals. This is it. I know it’s a photo, but it moves me like a beautiful painting. This rose is my June Rose. It comes from a very thorny stem with only two flowers. The lonely Rose, I’ll never forget you, even as you fade. Thorny stem, I’ll wait to see your next move, next season or next year. Maybe I’ll find a better spot for you to grow.

Thorny stem

Perfect Pin Rose

Rose Complete

Roses photo by Tresa

Roses in the crystal vase Oma gave me.

The British Virgin Islands

Photography Class
 Day Fourteen –

Theme:
– Scale & Observation –

Today, play with scale: you can use anything and everything to help convey size in your image, from your Chihuahua to your Mini Cooper, to an aerial view or perspective from a penthouse floor.

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Virgin Gorda

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Devil’s Trail Beach on the Island of Virgin Gorda. These are giant boulders lined with sand and sometimes water from Devil’s Bay. Great spot for picture-taking, sunbathing and snorkeling. The color of the water is a stunning shade of turquoise.

Thanks for stopping by.
~~Tresa

On a Mission

Photography Class  Day Thirteen –

Theme: Moment and Motion –

Our lives are made up of big events and tiny moments. Ultimately, life is fleeting, and oftentimes it’s these small moments, this motion, that we love to document.

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Yellow Moth

It always amazes me to see one of these Tiger Swallowtail butterflies “on a mission.”
This particular time, it let me take its picture…

~~Tresa

Capturing the Light

Photography Class – Day Nine

Theme: Warmth & the Quality of Light.

Photography means “drawing with light,” and when you snap a picture with your camera, you use and record light to create an image. When we’re out and about, we use the sun — our most abundant light source — to capture our scenes.

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Charlevoix

Photo by Tresa Meyer Clark

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Indian statue March 12, 2015
Today was a sunny day in southern Michigan, but all the pretty snow is starting to melt now, and it’s not as picturesque as I would prefer. (bummer). So going back to last Fall seemed perfect…

October 2014
I always enjoy going for a walk in late afternoon with Mom. This day was perfect for capturing the light in a nature photograph. The sun painted an amazing warmth on the amber-colored leaves. The shadows are in higher contrast in this photo of the old tree. The crooked branches became more pronounced, more dramatic, and rich on the stunning blue background with soft pink clouds. The primary colors in this scene drew me in…I soaked up the moment…and the sun.

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Thanks for reading,

🙂

~~Tresa

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Treasured Moments

Photography Class – Day Three

Today, let’s focus on the water and your relationship to water. We have different relationships to and stories about water: how it has saved or defeated us. How it reminds us of family vacations, outdoor adventures, or the hot summers of our childhood. How it might symbolize a place we’ve left behind, or a location we dream to go.

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hard work then boating fun

This is one of my treasured photos of my husband and my Dad. A moment in time captured as they were yukking it up. They had just finished a technical project on the boat and it was time to relax and enjoy the evening with family and friends.

I captured this image with my amazing IPhone 5S.

Thank you for reading and liking, yes liking please!
~~Tresa

A Moon Shines on the Road to the Boat

Photography Class – Day Two

Today, let’s focus on a street. It can be a quiet road blanketed in snow,
an alley near your apartment covered with murals, or a busy street.
Capture an establishing shot: a wide-angle photo that sets up a scene.

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A sunrise offers the most colorful light in a landscape photograph, and my favorite. I Framed these up with my amazing IPhone 5S.

 

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The road that leads to the boat launch. Seasons come and seasons go, but the best are those we spend on the boat. Do you see the moon? Looking forward to going down this road again soon with my family.

Thanks for reading. You are awesome, yes you!
~~Tresa