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!


Sunday, September 23, 2012

HDR with a better camera.....

With my previous camera HDR was an absolute necessity in tough lighting situations like backlit temples. I have less need with my new camera due to the incredible dynamic range of the files. However in this situation I needed to shoot bracketed shots no matter what the camera. One really nice thing about my K5 is that it will shoot 5 bracketed shots rather than 3. I think this gives me a more nuanced result with better color and DR. I think. anyway, the lighting was tough, but the scene had possibilities, difficulties ensued, were overcome, etc... etc...(Thanks Capn. Jack)

This one is the better of the two I think. Wish the light had been directly behind the temple but in a way having the offset light and clouds on the other side kinda works too. 

Off to the northeast this was brewing. I love sunset light on clouds. I have mentioned that right? That I am a total sucker? 

Ahhhh...... Thank you Father In Heaven!

Night OUT & Late Night Trip to the Store.

I took this shot for a friend who was sending her son off to basic training. They had a  farewell get together and seeing as I had my camera I decided to take a few shots, always good to try to stretch your skills and learn your camera. The lighting was horrible and I was shooting with the onboard flash, usually not a good way to get super quality. While the lighting is of the deer in the headlights variety the sharpness was excellent at 200 ISO. 

I made up the saying on the side, don't know what she will say about it but I liked it.

Afterward my lovely lady and I did what most married couples do when they have the time together. Go shopping. The secret life of a parent is not as scintillating as I imagined when I was a kid......

Again having camera in tow, and not being a super excited shopper I decided to try some shots wide open with my old Sigma 17-70 DC f2.8-4.5 and see how it performed on my new camera. considering the lighting and slow shutter speeds I was happy with what I got.

I have a symmetry thing. Always have always will, I try to fight it and make it less obvious.

Not sure how I feel about the intrusion of the black box on the right but it is inline with or perpendicular to the other lines and I feel that it works. What would you have done?

The array of candy caught my eye, don't know how well I captured the singular among the chaotic mass, but it makes me hungry no matter what...

I like to capture the details of life, the texture as it were, it is how  I remember things.