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July 5, 2008 #1

Originally uploaded by F.Scala

Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th! I had a quiet night at home with The Boy, and the katzen. It was a much needed rest.

Got out and about with my Lensbaby this past week. I haven’t dusted that little guy off in a while, and thought it was about time I started using it again. I forgot how fun it was.

Here’s one of the shots I got with my LB, and theres a few more over in my Flickr gallery. Hopefully I’ll get some more up soon, but first I have to go develop some film.

A tigerlily, and Target strikes again!


tigerlily

Originally uploaded by F.Scala

😀 I love the bright orange! This is a shot from the Bayard Cutting Arboretum. Taken with my Nikon FM, and Nikkor 135mm f2.8, w/ circular polarizer.

side note… Target did it again!! Why do they scan my film upside down and backwards? Is it too much to ask to turn it over the right way? Maybe I’m just being picky… I don’t know. But they seem to process my film the best. Maybe its a sign I should consider a digital SLR. But, I love my little FM, and I’m not giving it up just yet.

I think its time I bought myself a film scanner. Anyone have any suggestions? (something not crazy expensive preferably….)

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

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? 😉

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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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