Took J's new toy (the still sold-out Fuji x100 - Craigslist and fredmiranda are probably your best option) out for a test spin today. There's no beating the sleek vintage design of this. So far it's been quite a little gem. The 35mm focal length will take a little getting used to, but I think I've just fallen too comfortable with the 50mm and even 85mm.
These were shot in RAW and gently processed. Overall, the white balance and colors are very nice straight out of the camera. I'm sure I'll have much more to say about this camera as we get more use out of it! Since it IS his camera, maybe J should write up the review himself. :) (Although let's not kid ourselves - I predict I'll be greedily using it at least twice as much as he will...)
The Creative Little Garden is a small space on 6th Street between Ave A and B. It's filled with these cute little birdhouses and feeders. One thing I love about the East Village is I'm always happening upon these community gardens and where there's a garden, there are photos to be made.