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another rainy day…

It’s supposed to rain all weekend. I hope it lets up a bit for the festival this Sunday, that would be disappointing, since this would be the 1st year in about 6 years that I would actually be able to make it there without work getting in the way. It would figure it would rain.

Also slightly disappointing, the Starbucks by me is closing down after next week.  Now I’ll have to travel a bit farther for coffee and free wifi.

Here’s another shot from the photo shoot in Stony Brook the other day.

it’s Friday.

It was finally a perfect, non-rainy spring day; and I was well enough to get out for a bit to use my new camera. I didn’t get to take too many shots though, the sinus pressure in my head started to get the best of me.

Went over to Starbucks for a bit, thought I’d bring my laptop and hang out for a bit; enjoy the day. But I couldn’t seem to get my wifi to work… spent an hour there fighting with my laptop, but no luck. But at least I got out for a little bit. I’ve been stuck in the house for pretty much the entire week.

Next week is the Heckscher Tulip Festival, so I’m going to try and get out there to take a some more photos. I’ve been meaning to do it the past few years, but never seemed to be able to get the day off.

Happy Friday everyone!

Happy New Year!

I know, I’ve been a bit of a slacker…

Things have gotten pretty busy at work now that the season is in full swing, so It may be a while until I get to make another post here or take any decent photos for that matter.

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year, and I’ll see you when the ground thaws! 😉

nom, nom, nom


nom, nom, nom

Originally uploaded by F.Scala

oh! and I almost forgot!

Check out this cute little squirrel eating the seeds in this tree! I wish a could’ve gotten a clear shot, But he was a bit camera-shy.

Hint: He’s hiding be hind the leaves.

(I’ve decided its a “he”. I have no facts to back that up.)

Hi!

I know I’ve been absent here for quite a while. Just letting you all know I’m still alive (if there’s anyone who reads this anyhow), and unfortunately busy at work, so my posts will be a little scarce, but I’ll try to drop by here when I can, probably more likely on weekends than my usual Tuesdays…

It’s fall, and I’m missing all the awesome foliage shots! Dang work getting in the way ;-).

Here’s an oldie from a fall or two ago…

New stuff coming soon!

Just wanted to let you know that I haven’t forgotten about this place! My schedule has been pretty much turned upside down at work, so until I get things in order, I won’t have as much time as I would like to shoot. But hopefully that will change soon.

Have a great rest of the week!

Summer is here


bokehberries

Originally uploaded by F.Scala

I’m not sure where the spring went though. It went from 60 degrees to evil overnight. Really hot. The Giant thermometer up on the middle school sign read 106 degrees today. Thats hot. Not Paris Hilton style either.

Haven’t attempted to go outside much in the past few days, for fear of my camera melting, or me, so I’ve been shooting random things around my house.

I went over to Target today, to develop a roll of film, and I’m actually pretty happy about the processing. I don’t have any of those bizarre lines in my film that I got from Wal-mart, or the globby spots that I got from CVS, so even though its a bit of a trip to get there, I think I’m going to go there from now on.

However, all was not perfect…. The girl at Target who scanned my film onto the CD for me, scanned the film upside down and backwards. So now I have to flip everything around. I’m thinking that it may be why the scans are extra grainy this time around. But all-in-all, its the best I’ve found so far.

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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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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