Makes Me Smile

Is there one word to describe feeling happy and sad at the same time?
The last day of August brings to mind how very short the Summer season is in Michigan. While I’m feeling melancholy that my favorite season is almost gone, I pore over all the Summer months of photos to get a sense of time gone by.

Dad and Ron Sunset

Summer Sunset with Dad and Ron.

Makes me smile.
Capturing the tiny details of flowers at different angles, watercolor sunrises and boats were my subjects this year. On August 22, my Dad and my Husband on the dock studying something in the water at sundown, symbolizes the goodbye to Summer for me. Still, I’m happy because we were all together in this beautiful place. 


Traverse City, Boating

Traverse City, Clinch Marina


Photo by MeyerClark Studio, Moody Sunrise on Grand Traverse Bay

Moody Sunrise on Grand Traverse Bay


Photography by Tresa MeyerClark.
MeyerClark Studio 2015


Close-Up and Blushing

Photography Class
 Day Sixteen –

– 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.


Geranium leaves


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

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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.




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…