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, July 27, 2014

Productive Evening!

Light is different at night, longer exposures lead to changes in colors and shadow. The world is different. These were all taken within a mile of my home. Sigh... I love my lake!!!

Take a hike!!!

I like to hike, I love the mountains, I love everything about it. Except sweating, I really don't like to sweat...

Took a hike with my brother and carried my usual one lens/camera kit my SMC 24mm f2.8 & Pentax K200D body. Generally harmonious as a combination and small, perfect for hiking. Think I need to start carrying a macro lens too.

Water drops on leaves are a favorite of mine. Here is where the macro would have come in handy...

The sun peeking through the trees was breathtaking, and I spent quite a bit of time playing. Stopping down to f11 gives me a nice starburst effect without the overdone effect that lenses with a LOT of blades give. 5 blades works for me.

I may have processed this too warm in tone for what was there, but I like it!!!

Maybe I overdid the starburst a little but a new toy is a new toy, you need to master it!!!

This is a pile of old mine diggings that is one of many. Amazing what those tough dudes did in the middle of nowhere in the late 1700's!

Beautiful area to hike in, have really grown to love the Smith&Moorehouse area.

Bees Posing and NO MACRO LENS in sight.... Whatcha Gonna Do???

Quiet Sunday afternoon, just arrived at my parents home for a visit, noticed some bees on the daisies and followed my first instinct: Take a picture you fool!

Alas, the only lens I took with me was my DA* 55mm f1.4 a fabulously sharp lens, but one that doesn't focus quite as close as I would like it to... Making do I shot anyway, liked what I got!

This is my current wallpaper, the original file is 1920x1080 and is a 100% crop and looks FABULOUS!!!!! You can download it here.

Have to say that this lens has been a great performer for me!