Artsy Onions

Photography Class
 Day Seventeen –

Theme:
– Glass, Squared –

I’ve always been drawn to glass: windows, mirrors, and other reflective surfaces.
Glass is fun to experiment with when taking pictures, resulting in multi-layered
and unexpected shots.

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onion pattern

I’m intrigued by how the striped fabric changed when viewed through the glass pattern.

Thanks for stopping by.
~~Tresa

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Close-Up and Blushing

Photography Class
 Day Sixteen –

Theme:
– Treasure and Close-up –

In the absence of a wooden chest full of gold doubloons, any object or experience
that is deeply meaningful can be a treasure. Items, places, people — we all cherish something, or someone.

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Geranium leaves

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I thought about the assignment today and changed my mind three times, from treasured photos, heirlooms and then finally my treasured flowers. These are the leaves from a geranium. I Don’t have the actual name of this one, but what I do know is, it attracts hummingbirds. We tried to capture the movement of those tiny birds loving on this geranium with no success. Maybe this summer we’ll have more luck with our new hummingbird feeders. Can’t wait.

Geranium Plant          

A Geranium attracts hummingbirds

Thanks for reading and please share if you like what you see!

~~Tresa

St. Thomas

Photography Class
 Day Fifteen –

Theme:
– Landscape & Cropping –

Today, snap a picture of a landscape.
Focus on the gestalt — the entire setting as a whole

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St. Thomas, Britsh Virgin Islands

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A stunning view at the highest point on St. Thomas in the British Virgin Islands.

Thanks for looking in and sharing.
~~Tresa

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

Bavarian Architecture

Photography Class  Day Twelve –

Theme: Architecture & Monochrome –

From geometric patterns on skyscrapers to the ironwork on historical buildings, there are many opportunities to capture the beauty and complexity of architecture.

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Bavarian Inn Side View

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The Bavarian Inn is an example of Alpine-style architecture in Frankenmuth, Michigan.
The B&W image contains as much detail as the color one below, but is more stately.

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bavarian InnBavarian Inn Michigan

The old-world German cuisine is served by a traditionally costumed staff in 12 well-appointed dining rooms.

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Rupprecht’s Sausage Co. (below) was the first building built with the “Alpine-style” architecture. The building was built in 1948. It is now Willi’s Sausage Co.

Willi'sSausageHouse

Thanks for reading and visiting my blog.
Aufwiedersehen,
~~Tresa

My Window Light

Photography Class – Day Eleven –

Theme – A Pop of Color:

The colors in our photographs are evocative and rouse emotions within us. Color can elevate a mundane image into something intriguing and meaningful, and can tell a particular story within the frame.

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Pink Agate Necklace

I love this juxtaposition of pastels and copper on a graduating shade of black.
I shot this next to my favorite (jewelry shooting) window, mid-morning.

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Pink Coral and Quartz

The blue and copper beads glow more on this soft, neutral background. The angle of the necklace was positioned for the best lighting in this shot.

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Pink Agate by Tresa Meyer Clark

I find this composition very intriguing, however, the white background is very “vanilla.” So, after some experimenting with color backgrounds, I think the darker one is best for this necklace grouping. If you would like to see more of my jewelry photography, here is a link to my shop.

Thanks for reading,
~~Tresa

 

Light the Way

Photography Class – Day 10

Theme: Mystery & Lighting Effects.

A photograph can create a certain mood and communicate an idea that transcends its subject. Today, share an image that creates a sense of mystery. A lone mitten on the sidewalk. A trail leading off into the distance. Your dog’s deep brown eyes. Intrigue us with the feeling of uncertainty.

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DockandShadows

Photo by Tresa Meyer Clark

Wonder what happens here after dark? I’m intrigued by the contrast between the light and dark forms and the shadows. What kind of light would be cast at night by the one single mushroom lamp-post, or maybe there are more. What does this walkway lead to and is this safe?

Thanks for reading and wondering!

~~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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Please share to your favorite social media site. You are awesome!
Thanks for reading,

🙂

~~Tresa

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Flower Path

Photography Class – Day Eight

Theme: Natural World & Leading Lines.
A good photographer is a constant observer: always watching and studying a scene, from patterns in city traffic to movements in nature. A photographer notices big, sweeping changes — like the sky at dusk — but also the tiniest details.

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flowersncyc

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Beautiful fuchsia colors drew me to these flowers with the little yellow centers as they leaned toward the light. There was a little wind movement through the flowers so I waited for the perfect moment. I framed up my shot with a close up and leading lines to the distant flowers — and the chair in the distance — a sunny place in the sun overlooking the yard to the lake.

Thanks for reading! See you tomorrow…

~~Tresa