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, February 4, 2012

University of Utah: Olympic Bridge

As any regular reader of my blog knows... there are one or two of you right???? one maybe? I tend to take my camera with me on those days that I travel up to Salt Lake City just in case something interesting shows up. Well.... something did.... a couple of them actually.

This is one of the older buildings on campus part of the old Ft. Douglas area. I loved the color and the light. (Forgive the halo, blogger tends to put an extra Unsharp Mask on when you upload photos that often gives halos.) This can also be seen here without the halo. (DFA 100mm Macro)

This is the main attraction I was rushing to get to when I spotted the shot above. I have been desirous of getting more shots I like of this bridge. Think I accomplished it. All these shots taken with the K24mm f2.8 lens, at f8 IIRC.

I really like the leading line of the handrail and the angularity of the guy wires against the more natural forms of the sky.

Laying down on a foot & bicycle bridge is a little dangerous this time of day. Luckily I got away with it.

This is a 7 shot panorama taken in portrait orientation and stitched in Photoshop. I am tempted to massage this a bit more for printing and submit it to the State Fair this year.

This one is 6 shots taken in landscape orientation from the top down, and again stitched in Photoshop. I may just have to get the DA 21 pancake lens someday. I really like this approximate focal length and the DA 21 is smaller than the K24 and is auto focus... hmmm.....

One Sunday Morning in January

As a rule I tend to not do much with my hobbies on Sunday, for one I am usually too busy with church business, and for another I try to keep Sunday as a day to focus on more spiritual topics. Not that photography cannot enhance my spiritual connection to God, but because I don't like the distraction of being on the computer on that day. Anyway, after a small snow storm Saturday night with a clear morning following, I decided to run out and take a few shots of my local temple with snow on the mountains behind it. On the way I found some other interesting stuff to shoot as well. Unfortunately all I had taken was my tripod and DA 55-300 lens, which lacks really close focus. Despite that I got as close as I could and started shooting.

First: some dead sunflowers, sounds like a boring subject no? Not so! Beauty can be found in death, especially when there is snow on it!

Second: Dead Thistles.... also with snow... see the theme? I do wish I would have taken my DFA 100mm Macro I could have really gotten crazy with that... of course I would have been late to church tearing me away from something like this would have been hard to do.

Third: My original subject, The Oquirrh Mountain Temple. I had to traipse past the above beauties to get to the spot I wanted, but didn't really get the shot I wanted. Retreating through the snow to my car I went a little further north and decided I liked this view. Not entirely sure that sepia is my favorite treatment but it is in and maybe it will sell well.?...?

Lastly on my way home I noticed these clouds on top of Mount Timpanogos, and hurredly drove to the nearest clear vantage point and shot several images that I stitched into this one. I like it a bunch. And I LOVE the views of the mountains where I live!