Category Archives: Nikon

summer lights


summer lights

Originally uploaded by F.Scala

Decided to decorate my balcony, with some of those big cafe lights.

Been a pretty busy weekend for me, had a friend’s baby shower in Connecticut, my cat got some wonky foot infection, and my mother was over for most of the weekend.

It was nice to sit out on the balcony Monday night have some coffee, and finally relax. One day, I’ll actually be able to relax on a day off work.

Crazy, I know.

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Cupcakes!


Cupcakes!

Originally uploaded by F.Scala

More rain today… so I made some cupcakes! Here’s three tasty cupcakes, made for Ashley’s birthday. I made more than three of course, but these three didn’t fit the cupcake boxes I found at Target, so they’re staying behind for pictures (and for me to eat!) Chocolate cake with whipped vanilla icing, and purple sprinkles, Ashley’s favorite color.

I’m very happy with these, as the swirls on top actually came out right. Turns out I needed a bigger icing tip.

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Taraxacum Officinale

Its been super cold and rainy here today…. and pretty likely to continue for the rest of the day. I like rain, but today all I want to do is sit on the couch and nap. Perfect weather for a blog post, and maybe a hot cup of coffee.

I have a secret love of dandelions. I like the fluffy yellowness of them. And the puff ball of seeds. Its a sign that summer is coming, and that, for me, is always a good thing. Caught these fluffs on the way to work the other day, with my trusty Nikon.

dandelions

Originally uploaded by F.Scala

“Many cats simply pounce to their own drummers.” – Karen Duprey


Evie 2

Originally uploaded by F.Scala

This is Evie. She is a spunky little ball of energy.

She was rescued recently by a friend of mine. The story I was told, (as well as her husband) was that she was driving down Sunrise Highway, and 3 kittens hopped out of a box over on the side of the road. This little one was the only one she could catch.

Her husband doesn’t believe the tale. It does seem a little far fetched that someone could see -much less stop for- a box of kittens while doing 70 on Montauk Hwy… But little Evie seems to have won their heart anyway, and so she has a new home, wherever she came from. Much to the disappointment of their first cat Chloe, who was feeling a bit camera-shy this weekend.

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Fluffy pink trees

pretty in pink

Every spring my neighborhood is filled with these fluff pink trees. Giant pink cotton balls to welcome you home every day.

pink tree

Everyone thinks I’m crazy for shooting film lately. But I kinda like getting back to the basics. Besides, its going to be a while before I can afford a DSLR (I’m thinking NIkon D60or D80), so I’m going to have to get my fill of manual goodness through my Dad’s old Nikon FM. Thirty years and counting, and its still going strong. They just don’t make things like they used to, do they? 😉

coffee at the pita house, and my camera isn’t broken!


coffee at the pita house

Originally uploaded by F.Scala

I stopped by CVS today, and developed another roll of film. Mostly just silly shots, but I wanted to make sure that the problem I had yesterday wasn’t a lens or camera issue.

I am happy to report, that all 24 exposures came out free and clear of any sort of wonkiness. Is that even a word? I don’t know, but it is now. So, it seems I either got a crappy roll of film (which is most likely the case) or the kids over at Wal-mart had some developing issues.

All I can say is THANK GOD!!! I was afraid that the lens I bought through Ebay was damaged. And that would truly stink because, I gave it a physical once over, but never shot anything with it. I really should have checked it as soon as I got it, but work was so busy that I just didn’t get a chance to use it until now.

*Does a happy dance*

Here’s a shot of my cup o’java from the Pita House last night…

spring flowers and bad luck


spring flowers and bad luck

Originally uploaded by F.Scala

Taken with: Nikon FM & Nikkor 135mm 1:28

I am really disappointed today. I developed a roll of 36 exposures, and this is the only picture that came out. All the rest have these weird shadows/lens flares or something bizarre on them. You can see what was printable in my Flickr gallery. I don’t know if its a problem with the lens, my camera, a bad batch of film, or some sort of wonky developing problem… I had taken some really great shots that I was so excited to get back and post… but all I have is this tree… and it doesn’t quite look right either.

Well, at least the colors are nice…

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Hearts and Stars

I haven’t been around in a while. And I probably won’t get a chance to post again for another month or so… but until then, I leave you with some Lensbaby 3G images!

These were taken with my “old skool” Nikon FM. I still love that camera. My ultimate dream camera would be a digital Nikon FM. All the workings of the FM, just with a digital sensor of some sort.

hearts