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I’m a proud Auntie :-)

Here’s a couple of pictures from Natalie’s first dance recital. She did a wonderful job!

I’ll post more as I get a chance to process them.

Enjoy!

“We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.” ~Japanese Proverb

an outtake from my photoshoot for my Photoshop class. We need to clone ourselves in an image using Photoshop. I don’t know if any of what I took will work for my project, they’re a bit grainy as the lighting wasn’t so great, and many pics are a bit blurry from movement.  But it was fun taking the shots…

sur le cou-de-pied devant


sur le cou-de-pied devant

Originally uploaded by F.Scala

I bought new pointe shoes, so of course I just had to get a pictures of them. Before they get all dirty and mashed up. Is it weird to say I love the smell of new pointes? Yea… it probably is…

For those who care to know, they’re Bloch Aspirations. I’m not sure how I feel about them yet. I feel like the shank is a bit too stiff, and the toe box is a bit wider than I’m used to. My last pair were Gaynor Minden, but that was a long time ago. And since they’re a bit expensive, and a friend of mine works for a shop that carries these, I will try Bloch at least until I get my bearings again.

I’m finding it really hard to focus right now…

There’s too much that needs to get done, and I can’t seem to concentrate today.

Apparently Saturday was a big day here on the blog… I got 117 visitors! that’s an all-time high here. haha! I hope you all found what you were searching for. Don’t know where you all came from, but hello! And I’m sorry it’s usually dreadfully boring around here. I feel now I should update more often. I know I say/write that a lot, but really I will try.

I got an early Christmas present. A Quantaray 18-50mm f3.5 wide angle lens. I read a few reviews online that weren’t too favorable, but for thirty dollars I figured it was worth a shot. Found it here.

Here’s what I’ve taken with the lens. Nothing spectacular… just a couple test shots.

The final ad… and what I learned.

Always do a test print. Or several. I wasn’t able to get into the computer labs at school, and learned that the hard way. My ad came out a black muddy mess.

I got a B+ still, mainly because the professor liked the idea, the image, and the fact that I took the initiative to take my own photo instead of pulling one off the web. SO luckily, it pulled my grade up, because that print was horrendous.

Here’s the final ad, in color, the way I intended it to look before the printer got it.

Absolut…

Just a quick update. After a week or so of fiddling, I think I may have gotten an image I’m willing to settle with. there’s still a lot that I would change if I had the time (my project is due this Tuesday) but, I think that for a first try at building/lighting a studio, it didn’t come out all that bad.

Here’s the final image.

Absolut

I’ll post the final project soon!

And with that… I’m off to go drink the still life. 😉

I’ve got a new look.

I was getting a little bored of the old blog design…. What do you think? Not sure if its a little too white, but it’s summer so I guess it will do for the rest of the season. 😉

Here’s a couple shots from a visit to Sayville recently.

hello again, it’s been a while…


Domino

Originally uploaded by F.Scala

I’m not very good at keeping up with this blog as I thought I would be. I promise to try and do better.

Not much new news to post as of late I guess. But I suppose no news is good news? Or something like that…

Hope the summer starts to pick up a bit. We haven’t seen much sun here in about 3 months or so. This has to be the rainiest spring/summer in history.

It’s still raining…


It’s still raining…

Originally uploaded by F.Scala

And I wonder if I’ll ever see the sun again.

I’m still hoping for some feedback on those two photos I posted yesterday, but after downloading and reading the entry forms, I am allowed to send 2 images, so that makes my decision pretty easy. I did crop the red tulip a little, just so that it isn’t smack in the middle of the shot.

Help me choose

I went to the Huntington Tulip Festival today, even though it was raining. I wasn’t able to get too much before the downpour. I have a couple of images that I think came out pretty well. I’m going to try my hand at that photo contest, but I want your help. Of these two images, which do you prefer?

Leave your comments below. 🙂