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, January 16, 2014

Telephoto Fun!

Promised my wife I would run down to the lake and shoot some birds. Being a guy who keeps his word I ran down last night towards sunset with my K5 and Sigma 300mm f4 lens. I had to step back from the action a bit, but I like this lens when it is behaving.!

This first shot is my favorite of the shoot. Something about the heads and necks of the geese.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Lovely, LOVELY morning!

Not much better than a nice sunrise, especially when you are able to both sit back and just experience it AND photograph it! Due to low patient census at work I didn't need to be in to work until later than usual yesterday morning, which gave me the opportunity to get up and get out the door during the sunrise.

Walking past the lake the sunrise started to heat up and I started looking for good compositions. The problem was the WHOLE SKY was lit up... hard to shoot without a really wide angle lens. Which I didn't have along. Hello Panorama software! All of the first three shots were multiple images stitched in either Photoshop CS 6, or in PTgui.

Pentax SMC 24mm f2.8 lens for this one.

Pentax SMC 135mm f2.5 for this one.

Back to the 24mm for this one.

These last two shots are NOT panoramas, but they were taken with the 24mm. The first is a single image, shot at f16 to enhance the rays off the aperture blades, and pushed as far as the file would let me.

This was also at f16, but was three images: Underexposed 2 stops, as metered, and Overexposed 2 stops. Combined in Photomatix, and converted to B&W in Photoshop.

Nice productive morning walking to the light rail station!