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Nature’s Jewel

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge:
“From Every Angle.”

The tiny single flower caught my eye along side of the dock.
I’m glad I took the time to photograph this. Looking forward to seeing how it’s changing, or if there are more, later in September.

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A close-up, side view of the tiny flower in Lake Charlevoix, Mi

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Tiny Trumpet Flower

A tiny slipper shaped flower growing in water next to the dock.

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A look inside the pretty speckled yellow and orange flower.

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After further research, I decided to reference, Artfire.com. where I found the definition of the flower, and its medicinal uses by Bonnie Klisiewicz Bartley.

“The Jewel weed grows up to five feet tall and likes a cool shady environment,
often along a river bank. There is a clear, liquid inside the stems and along the
nodes. This sappy liquid is often applied to the skin as a relief for various irritations
like poison ivy and insect bites. The morning dew sparkles on the leaves like little jewels because they are water-repellent, thus giving it the name, Jewel Weed.”

iPhone Photography by Tresa Meyer Clark.
Meyer Clark Studio 2015

To Learn More about Bonnie Klisiewicz Bartley, the “Soapsmith”, visit her facebook page.

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Inspiration: Nature

June, 2015 I captured nature.

I once read, to claim “Nature” as your source for inspiration as a n artist is cliché. Many of us are drawn to nature, and especially the outdoors in summertime. I love June. I believe, the artistic expression through nature is a gift. Cliché is defined in the contemporary art world by an artist and digital media communications professional, Christopher Healey, who has extensive experience with online development, marketing and public relations. Here is a link to his post. “A glib list of the top 10 clichés in Contemporary Art right now.”

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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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,

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~~Tresa

Check out my Facebook page: MeyerClark-Jewelry Art

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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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