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Today I am sad (over a phone)

Hello there

It finally happened, and how bittersweet it was. After having been a champion for Windows phone and the potential it had, and as a rebuke to the cult of Mac and unquestioning expansion of Android, it was finally time to say goodbye and put my beloved Nokia Lumia (that’s right – it’s an original Nokia phone from before the Microsoft buyout) out to pasture and become an Android myself. Hello Galaxy Note 5.

The Lumia still worked, sort of, but it was starting to experience freeze-ups in both the hard buttons and the screen. Additionally, the quality of the images taken with its camera, once ranked as the best phone camera in existence as you can see with the picture of my parent’s back yard below, were not as high quality as they once were, and let’s face it – although I’m not an app junkie, the app selection is anemic at best.

Taken with Nokia Lumia

Taken with Nokia Lumia

A site for drone Photography.

Not too long ago I made posts about taking a drone tour of the world and a drone filming fireworks from the firework’s point of view, so a site for drone photographs and video makes perfect sense. And it’s called just what you’d expect: Dronestagram.

The photos are very impressive: The image you see above of the eagle in flight – taken in Indonesia – is the first place winner in a recent contest they had for best picture taken with a drone. But many of the posted pictures are quite remarkable. It’s an interesting perspective that we don’t always get to see, a midpoint between pictures taken from planes or satellites and pictures on the ground or rooftops. I think it would be quite nice if this became a new style and method of photography, and for all the bad press drones get this is a positive side of the technology. I’ve included a few images below to give an idea, but there are many, many spectacular photos on the site.

Chatfield State Park, Denver, Colorado

Chatfield State Park, Denver, Colorado

Corpus Christie, Texas

Corpus Christie, Texas

Verniette, France

Verniette, France

Quiltoa Lake, Ecuador

Quiltoa Lake, Ecuador

Roxborough, Colorado

Roxborough, Colorado

Nozzano, Lucca. Tuscany, Italy

Nozzano, Lucca. Tuscany, Italy

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