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I'm now selling my photos!!!

I now host galleries of my favorite photos @ www.lloydshell.zenfolio.com Feel free to surf over there to see photo's that may have drifted into the darkest reaches of the archives here on Blogspot.

I also have begun selling my photographs when requested, I can handle most sizes and finishes either locally or via my on-line printing service.

Thanks for looking!

Lloyd
lloydshell@gmail.com

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Back to my old ways, Temple Photos!

I was very bummed to have missed some incredible sunrises the last few days, determining to NOT miss them this day I got up a bit early and swung my the Oquirrh Mountain Temple on my way to work. While I did't get as awesome of a sunrise as I had the last two days, I did get some shots I like. These are all HDR and played with a bit in Photoshop... why not?

The first one is the most straightforward shot. 6 closely bracketed shots... well a set of three at -2, 0, +2 and another set biased a 1/2 stop darker and then again shot at -2, 0, +2 and all bunged together in Photomatix. Slight levels/brightness/contrast/unsharp mask bumping, and correction of perspective and here ya go:

I can't even begin to remember everything I did to this, the B&W conversion was done in Photomatix, multiple layers of light gaussian blur masked to fix a few things, strong vignette, leveling perspective correction....

These are a bit more straight ouf of Photomatix, with less correction, not sure if I like these better then the first, may need to play more with these bad boys!

Which do you like more?



5 comments:

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Holy smackerony...love what you've done to them.
And that light...you've done a swell job here.
Be well and do keep exploring.
See you around.
Dagmar

WhatKarenSees said...

Hey Lloyd,
I've lost track of you over the past months. Nice to see you are still positing beautiful photos. You've got the 'how to produce dramatic and lovely temple images' down to a science! Thanks so much for posting on my blog, I appreciate it. After this comment I'm going to add myself to your 'followers', and I hope you do the same on my blog!

Scott said...

Very nice job on these. I don't know which I like best. I heard that we had had gorgeous sunrises along the Wasatch front the past couple days, but I didn't get any of them. I found your blog through Karen.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Absolutely awesome shots...I'll be coming back to your blog to see more!!!

Lloyd said...

Thanks for your comments everybody! I enjoyed visiting your blogs as well. Will try to keep posting as good of shots as I can!

Lloyd