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, December 2, 2012

Novembers Catch......

Alrighty... November is done with, I really haven't blogged, sorry about that! Life is just plain busy, the holiday season, busy time at work, etc...  So I haven't shot many pictures, or processed many, there is nothing here of import, if you are looking for significant photos you probably won't find much here. That said, here are the shots I liked the most from November.

I find myself wondering exactly what this entails, and which patients get to go there.....

Playing with old Manual Focus lenses is always a joy, this is my recently acquired Vivitar 28mm f2.5 a bargain bought for $15. The DOF is not deep but what is in focus is sharp. I am still not in love with the 28mm field of view, preferring 24-20mm but for what this lens delivers I can deal with it! (FYI, that is my wifey's hand and the Claddaugh I gave her as an friendship/engagement ring. Best choice I ever made!)

There are some lenses that people tend to look down on because they have a relatively modest aperture wide open. This shot was taken with a lens that is NOT looked down upon.. for a reason! The Pentax K35mm f3.5 may not be "fast" but it is Sharp wide open. You may not be able to get that one feature isolated and fuzz everything else out but the in focus stuff is stellar and the lens is small. Nearly a pancake lens in size it is really handy to carry around. This is an area that I walk past every Monday on my way from TRAX to the University of Utah Medical Center. I love the texture of the peeling paint and rust, but just in places.

Liked the reflection really don't know why. Again I see this image all the time. Guess I like the details.

Another common everyday scene for me.

I really liked the leaves on the snow from an early season snowfall.

I have been waiting for winter to work on shots of my local temple with snowy mountains behind. I need to get out there just after sunset and shoot a wider bracketing series. I like the detail and lightness in the mountains behind but I totally lost the brighter areas where the lights illuminate the exterior of the building. Now that I have a better idea of What to shoot and when I can try again. Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

You may have seen these guys in earlier posts if you have been following me for any length of time. I find the creativity of these weathervane's delightful.

So there you have it. Hopefully December and January especially will afford me more opportunities to take some rust off of my photo skills.