Category Archives: American Flag

Show your colors!

Show your colors!

07.16.2017

When I do a photo shoot on location or in the backyard, I always envision what I want to capture. I have a plan and a vision for what I want to accomplish in the photograph. I knew when I planned to photograph motorcycles that I wanted to capture one in black and white but leave something in color. I wasn’t sure what that would be but it was going to happen.

So I captured my vision in the photo above. I just wish everything worked out like that for me!

~ melissa michelle

Happy Birthday, America!

Old Glory

07.02.2016

We saw this wonderful flag flying high and beautiful and I captured her unfurling in the sky. Old Glory is a great symbol of our country. I hope everyone remembers the sacrifices made by our founding fathers and their vision for our great nation.

~ melissa michelle

Up, up, and away!

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06.22.2016

Just a few photos from the Thurston Classic this past weekend in Meadville, PA. I am fascinated by air hot balloons. I think it would be so neat to float away, high above the ground . .¬†. that is, if I weren’t afraid of looking down!

No insightful thoughts today. I’m posting during my lunch hour because I’ve been so busy this week. However, lunch is almost over so gotta go. I’ll try to post new photos again soon!

~ melissa michelle

Not what I wanted but still productive!

Brig Niagara

Brig Niagara

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MedEvac

Ruffled feathers

Ruffled feathers

09.23.2015

When I arrived at the marina during my lunch break I was looking for water fowl to photograph – still hoping to capture a bird with a fish in its mouth. I was disappointed to see the bay was pretty choppy and no birds in the water.

It was a beautiful day so I meandered down the pier, enjoying the fresh air and sun on my face. I happened to look over towards the lake and there was the Brig Niagara coming out of her berth. Her sails weren’t out but she was beautiful none the less. I have photographed her many times but this one is sweet!

As I watched her sail into the channel, I heard the helicopter taking off from the roof of the¬†hospital nearby. I decided, why not. I’ve never photographed one before so I tried and got the shot. I thought it was cool how you can see the individual blades (really fast shutter).

The last photo here is of a seagull – I thought it was funny how it’s feathers were ruffled. My feathers could have been ruffled since I did not get the photo I was looking for; however, I think I still made out pretty well.

I so very much enjoy photography! I’m having fun with the new lens (using it almost exclusively now) and looking for more places to visit. Get out there people! You only have one life – use it up!

~ melissa michelle

Memories and respect

Memories & respect

Memories & respect

02.12.2015

I was at my mother’s this evening, relaxing after dinner. I looked over and saw my step-dad’s flag presented to my Mom at his burial. Our beloved Harry was a World War II veteran. With the photo above I tried to capture part of the flag and reflection on the glass tabletop.

I don’t think a visit with my Mom goes by without some mention of Harry. She misses him every day, all day. I think she misses someone to talk to, someone to wake up with and that daily routine they always had together. I miss him too.

I remember the day they married, I resented him. I didn’t want him to be there when I still missed my Dad. But as my one brother said, Harry just weaseled his way into our hearts. He was a great man.

We owe our freedoms to him and many men and woman who have gone to war. May the stars and strips forever wave.

~ melissa michelle