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!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ah... How do you say?...... Mode of Transportation!

I will state at the outset that I am a liker and user of Public Transit, I use it when I can and it is not unreasonably slow. That said, on days when it is raining/slushing/snowing I would almost rather be in my own truck. Then I think about it and really want to slap myself for even letting the thought cross my mind.

I work every few weeks at a large teaching hospital in the city for extra cash. This allows my wife and I to keep our sanity... and home... the last two times I have worked I have gone back to riding the bus/train combo to get there. It takes about 25-30 minutes longer but is much less stressful. I have also taken my camera both of the last two times to document the trip. Probably won't be doing it much through the winter, as there will be little light to work with... Anyway and without further ado here is documentation to prove that I did indeed do my bit to save the environment... and other drivers from my driving!

Pick me up....
Waiting in the rain.

On foot here, stairwell of the parking structure I walk up/through to get into the hospital.

Going home on an empty train. Except for the really shy lady who refused to have her picture taken.

There is something melancholy about windows with rain on them, sometimes melancholy is good.

The view from the other side of the camera. A local TV station has their new studio on the ground floor with the backdrop being the street. I occasionally like to look in, just not when they are filming. The idiots that stand there and do silly things make me ill. I have always wondered if I would even be able to talk sitting on this side of the desk and camera!

Beautiful Fall Day.....

Last Saturday started off rough. I had had a rough day on Friday at work, didn't sleep well, and woke up tired and dyspeptic. When I surfaced in the pre-dawn hours I had this feeling that I needed to go for a walk. So I did, slapping on my old Manual focus 24mm f2.8 prime. This is one reason I love Pentax and want to buy the Limited lenses that they sell. Small and optically really good, they are awesome to use. What I have now I call my poor mans limiteds, which have the famous Pentax color but are Manual Focus and Manual exposure setting (with a little help from the camera). Anyway, I am glad I have small primes to put on and carry because if I had to have my Sigma 17-70 on for a walk like this I would be much less likely to carry my camera.... and would have had to just try to remember this glorious morning that our creator made just for little old me. He knows I am a sucker for sunrises and he made me happy!

10 shot panorama, hand held.

Later in the morning I took my kids to my parents to rake leaves, during breaks I shot a few more artsy shots.

This one probably looks a little dumb, but I like it anyway!

Final Version.... I think....

I have had a few folks say that they thought this was a little blue, but the sky was kinda blue. I may go back and get crazy with another version some day, but right now I LIKE this one!