We’ve traveled over and under the Mackinac bridge in recent years. The exhilarating feeling of going fast under the bridge by boat will stay with me forever, but the images captured while driving over it are definitely grand! More on this subject coming soon.
Where do love to travel to in Michigan?
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Petoskey, Michigan by Tresa Meyer-Clark
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.
Meyer Clark Studio © 2016
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Boundaries.”
“I refuse to accept that I have limitations
beyond my own belief of boundaries.
Perception is all that limits the mind.”
— Shannon L. Alder
Traverse City, Clinch Marina 2015
The gold tones and shadows in this shot can only be captured at a sunrise or sunset.
This is one of my favorite times while on vacation in at Clinch Marina this Summer. We were there for five days because the wave height on Lake Michigan was at eight feet!
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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Change.”
Going to the boathouse for the Winter in Charlevoix, Michigan
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
–Dr. Wayne Dyer
–More about Dr. Wayne Dyer at drwaynedyer.com/blog/success-secrets/
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Photography by Meyer Clark Studio 2015
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.
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, Clinch Marina
Moody Sunrise on Grand Traverse Bay
Photography by Tresa MeyerClark.
MeyerClark Studio 2015
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge:
“Today Was a Good Day.”
We are always happy to visit Traverse City, Michigan. Traveling by boat is the only way in my opinion, because the water and the scenery in Grand Traverse Bay is gorgeous.
It takes us almost three hours to travel from Lake Charlevoix to Clinch Marina where we were docked. In this mini “mesh” photo gallery is a pic of a sail boat, and my husband on our power boat. Also, at Clinch Park, I quickly grabbed my camera to capture the cutie patootie toddler, who at first, seemed to be walking all alone. I love taking pictures, and there are lots of opportunities to capture beautiful sunrises and sunsets too.
Look forward to posting more soon.
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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?
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Photo by MeyerClark Studio. Inspiration: Sunset at Northport
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Half and Half.”
It was a quiet morning at the marina on Beaver Island. I decided to photograph the morning light and capture the stillness of the water, and its reflections from the lighthouse. This is Lake Michigan on a misty, gray morning in June. As I stepped off
the boat onto the dock, I remembered a photography tip from my Dad, “watch the horizon line, make it straight.” I quietly walked down the dock to an open boat slip, not to disturb the other boaters still sleeping. Normally, I don’t divide a landscape image in half
when I compose a shot, but this time it was a perfect opportunity to blend the sky
with the water.
Beaver Island Chart
Beaver Island is a great boating destination if you want to get away from crowds of vacationing people from down state, what we refer to in Michigan as, “fudgies”. It offers great sunsets, and a laid-back atmosphere. It is approximately 30 miles off the coast, with two ferry services from Charlevoix. It is the largest Island in Lake Michigan.
More information about its history, recreation and Beaver Island Boat Company at Beaver Island.org
Waiting for the perfect sunset, moon, or waking up to see a beautiful sunrise, is more exciting to photograph while traveling by boat.
Dad and Ron at the marina on Beaver Island.
Hand Painted by my Step Mom, Jeanette
I remember my first painting classes. When I was around 15 years old, I was invited to attend a ceramic class with my Step Mom to see if I liked it. This was a vessel she painted. Yes, I was feeling so happy to see it again sitting on the breakfast table last weekend, when we went up north to help my parents launch their boat for the season ahead. So, I couldn’t resist, I had to frame up my shot to capture the pitcher on the table, and the glow in the room. After all these years, she still has the woodland design pitcher with the yellow and brown mushrooms that she so skillfully painted. Hopefully some great memories of those classes we have yet to share. The peanut butter Cheerios tasted better than usual that morning! Thanks, Mom.