Category Archives: photography

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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Old Photos, and Mom vs. J. Simp…

I was going through my computer files today, when I came across some old photos of my parents that had been scanned sometime ago. Its always interesting to see old pictures. Seeing how much people have changed over the years, and maybe getting a little glimpse of what life was like back then…

This is a picture of my parents, from the early 70’s. I’m not sure of the exact date, but I gather is was not too soon after they were married…

Mom & Dad

Looking at this picture, it dawned on me, that my mother at the time, looked a heck of a lot like Jessica Simpson. Or should I say, J. Simp looks a lot like my mom? Mom did come about 30 yrs before Jessica…. hehe

Here’s a comparison:

J. Simp vs. Mom

Even the hairdo is similar! So, in theory, in another 30 yrs or so, when J. Simp catches up in age to where Mom is now, she should look a whole lot like Mom. That is of course if she doesn’t go all crazy with the plastic surgery and lip injections… as most Hollywood types tend to do.

Spring!

YellowI’m actually pretty excited for the warmer weather to get here, and for the chance to get out and start taking some shots again, now that work has gone back to some normal hours. No more 14 hr days for me!

So, hopefully soon you’ll get to see some new work posted here.

The only thing is, where to start… Any ideas, or themes you would like to see? Post them below. (Nothing vulgar please!)

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Tulips

This is still one of my favorite photos, and one of my most popular on Flickr as well as DeviantART.

Tulips by F.Scala

New Gallery at Imagekind.com

I’ve started a gallery at Imagekind.com. Stop by and check it out, and maybe even purchase a print or two for your home!

Hopefully, I can earn enough to afford the new Nikon D60 soon. I could use an update to my camera arsenal.

Gallery at Imagekind

Flickr

This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.