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 3, 2011

Shooting stuff......

Finally, finally, FINALLY! Got a chance to have a weekend where I can just hang out and do whatever I want to do. FINALLY! (Did I mention that already?) So I got up and pulled out my camera and got cracking.

First I wanted to play with my newly acquired Soligor c/d 200mm f2.8, it is an older screwmount lens that was (very kindly) given to me by a friend. It is not super sharp but feels like you could kill a buffalo with it when it is in your hand. Which makes the whole exercise worth it, that feel is kind of..... fun!

First shot was just to see how the lens handled out of focus highlights wide open. I deliberately shot this unfocused, and liked it enough to process it.

After doing some other stuff I went outside to see about some other subjects I have wanted to shoot. These red berries have been in our landscaping for awhile and the color attracts me to them, but I have never shot them. The overall composition pleased me, though the sharpness is not quite what I had in mind. Viewed large it is just not that sharp.

After playing for a bit and starting to get cold, I decided it was time to put my Sigma 300mm f4 APO macro on. Also got this from the same friend, it has a loose element but when pointed down it works quite well. I think it is not as sharp as my DA 55-300 but is focuses much closer! I really liked the contrast between the snow and the berries.

The texture of these leaves really pleased me. For some reason I have a thing about leaf texture.

Nothing incredible here just sorta decent photography of ordinary things. But satisfying anyway, it makes me feel good to be just a little creative.

Hope you enjoyed!