A couple of months ago I had my second major camera tragedy of the year. I broke my second and only other lens for my digital SLR. Cringe. Gawd I know! Who does that? I took this as a sign (ahem or cough-excuse) to get a new camera that was more compact, easy to carry and one of those cool old skool looking, hybrid type blends that has SLR features but isn’t bulky and doesn’t weigh 10 lbs. I ended up purchasing a Canon Power Shot G12 after my friend Vern’s tried and true recommendation. It has some cool features. For example the miniature effect, which makes images like the fall Hamilton cityscape below look like a little miniature model of downtown Hamilton. So cute. A little tiny Hamilton. Who wouldn’t want their own little miniature model Hamilton cityscape for the attic (kinda just like in Beetlejuice)?