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“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…

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.

Wordle…

Wordle is a neat site that makes “word clouds” from text, websites, twitter feeds, or pretty much anythng you give it… Words you use more appear larger, and you can tweak the fonts and colors to make it look how you want.

I Wordled my blog to see what came up… here’s what I’ve been talking bout lately.

I think is funny that the word Divorce is HUGE from the mention of that invitation a few posts back.

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.

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.

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! 😉

And now for something completely different…

Yes! I’m still alive… and I do check up on things here daily, so feel free to leave comments, I would totally love that.

From time to time, the place I work will run print ads or mailers advertising specials, coupons  and such. I get to design the ads, which is super cool, since I really don’t have much of a design background (I am related to a graphic designer, so, does that count?).I thought I’d share the latest one.

This one should be coming out in the next few weeks. I’m excited to see how the final print will look.

The pegboard, note paper and ripped loose leaf are from sxc.hu. Sticky notes were photographed by me. The image of the skiers and logos are from ski/snowboard company media files.

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.)