Monthly Archives: September 2013

Toddler Garden in Brooklyn

Some evidence of maturity in the small Brooklyn garden belies its true age–only 16 months since planting started, merely a toddler garden. I wonder if I’m in for a bout of the “terrible twos.”


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Think jangly, heterogeneous confusion of a riot …

I’m trying to learn how to use a new  camera, so last week I took a twilight stroll to try it out in low light. The camera is a compact Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100. I’ve been very disappointed with my Canon Rebel DSLR for years; the Sony has received rave reviews and, though it doesn’t have interchangeable lenses, it does have an image sensor considerably larger than the Canon’s, and therefore has more light-gathering power. It’s technically a complex camera so a lot of experimentation is in order (i.e., I need to learn the controls). It will never do what a good DSLR with good lenses would do, but perhaps it’s good enough for my uses.

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