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!


Saturday, December 26, 2009

More shots with my Sigma 10-20

Took these just a few days before Christmas with my new Sigma 10-20, there is NO other lens that would get me that level of width and perspective. Maybe not the best shots ever, but it was simply too cold to play more....

One quick note about processing. Both of these necessitated some serious processing. About 2 hours worth. I took 6 exposures of each, 3 for the statues in the foreground and 3 for the temple all from the same spot, just different shutter speeds. I then did HDR/Tone Mapping for the sets of 3 for the front and 3 for the background, then brought in the foreground on top of the background and masked/trimmed the edges of the statues. A LOT of work!!!! But I like what it looks like!

Monday, December 21, 2009

A Hoar Frost Morning: Brrrrr.......

Awoke to a cold and foggy morning, I first thought it had unexpectedly snowed, but I soon realized that it was in fact just a heavy frost. As soon as I decently could (i.e. got the kids off to school) I ran out to play before the fog burned off and the frost went away, pyjamas and all. Bet a few people got a giggle out of somebody running around with a camera in flannel pyjama bottoms and a coat lying on the ground taking pictures....

Anyway, these were taken with a combination of my Sigma 10-20 and my Sigma 17-70. It was freezing but fun, the freezing part leads into some of the more interesting compositions. When you are really cold it tends to focus your thoughts... and make your hands shake!