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.

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Autumn Roads

When I was a kid I always wished I lived back east where the color was so awesome in the fall. (Or so I was led to believe.) As I get older, I realize that we have some pretty good color here as well. I like to road trip, I like to take short drives, the road is a powerful symbol to me, Autumn leaves falling at the side of the road on those drives... well they make me want to cry and laugh at the same time. Fall signals the start of the holiday season, and all the sounds, sensations, anticipation that goes with that. When the weather changes, I change........... and I think I like it.

I know that neither of these is a spectacular photo in it's own right, but the memory of driving these roads in our first real rainstorm of the fall, between sessions of conference, all my girls happy to be there doing it. That is a special memory I shall treasure every time I look at these two shots.

Quantaray 28mm f2.8

Conference Saturday Drive..... In The Rain.... Of Course.

This first image was taken with my Pentax SMC-135mm, the colors are interesting, they day was interesting, it was pouring, very difficult weather to shoot in. Most of my time was spent under an umbrella with my cheapie Quantaray 28mm (Which I used for the rest of the images here.) I put it on so that my more expensive lenses would not get wet/killed.

One day... weather sealed lenses to go with my weather sealed camera body... sigh.

These were all taken up Millcreek Canyon east of Salt Lake City, and just south of Interstate 80.

I loved the trees marching off into the distance, fading into the clouds, and rain.

The Quantaray may not be the sharpest lens, but it does all right close up.

Lauriann and I just wondered at the carpeting of leaves in the lower canyon, this is not the most artistic shot, but it is a nice memory of the scene.