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!


Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Break in the Clouds

We have been having some truly rainy weather for quite awhile, we got a break last Saturday morning and I couldn't help but run to my favorite place to take a few shots. I don't think they are quite as good as others I have taken, but I really do like them... if nothing else they are a place to start for the next time I get a chance!

These are the same shot processed differently and cropped differently. Can't choose between them.

This took quite a bit of correcting of perspective but I quite like it.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Flowers for Momma

Wanted to take some pictures of the LOVELY flowers I picked out for my LOVELY wifey for Mothers Day (via phone...) so on the day after I set up the table and background and got busy. (as always click on a photo to make it larger!)

This white blossom was just my favorite, I love the complexity of natures engineering.

This was intended for a laptop wallpaper, but I just liked it a lot! So you get to see it too.

The full bunch!

After the preliminaries, I decided it was time to get a little crazy and pop down the rabbit hole into close up macro.

These next three were taken with my old Manual Focus 50mm f1.4 lens on Extension tubes (gadgets that move the lens further away from the camera so that you can focus closer.) The first with a 36mm tube.

Then adding 20mm for 56 total mm.

Last adding 12 mm for a total of 68mm.

The last shot taken with my DA 55-300 at 55mm. I actually think this lens performs better than the older prime for this shot sharpness wise.