Seagulls…see detail!

Sometimes you just have to share. I was wandering around Roosevelt Island yesterday with my trusty Nokia Lumia 1020, and an opportunity arose that I took advantage of, with some quite stunning results. As we walked past a group of seagulls, they decided to take flight above us and start to swoop down as if we had fresh sardines on our heads or something! It was pretty scary for a few seconds, but then my Nokia Innovation voice spoke up in my head (yes it sounds just like Lenny!) so I grabbed my 1020 from my coat pocket and started snapping.


Now, please bear in mind that I had no time to fiddle with any of the settings in Nokia Camera, nor really take the time to hold the phone really still, I just wanted to get as many shots as I could before they all flew away.


So I managed to get a few good shots. But later on when I cropped some of these ‘angry birds’ I was pretty amazed to see just how good the detail was. The seagulls even seemed to have expressions on their faces, and I noticed that some of them had been tagged around the feet. I am not suggesting that any other device would not have picked up on any of these things, but I think it’s fairly safe to say that with the 1020’s rather large 41MP sensor, it would have led the pack if this was one of those ‘versus this versus that’ camera comparisons we see on the web all the time. Click on the photos for more delicious resolution.



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Since the day I first switched on my Lumia 1020 I have had Lumia Black, so I cannot tell you if the quality of the photos has improved since Amber, but I can tell you that nearly every shot, be it indoor or outdoor, close up or landscape has made me think that this was a great purchase. And that is coming from someone who was head over heels in love with the Nokia 808 PureView! But clearly, with the addition of Optical Image Stabilization and a Backside Illuminated Sensor, the tweaks of Black are the icing on the cake.

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Moon cropped from the pic below, can you spot it in the original??



More detail of the top of the lighthouse when you ‘reframe’ in Nokia Camera

I will continue to keep you guys updated with any 1020 shots I take that need to be showcased!

Click on the FlickR links below for full resolution of the above photos:


Lenny Bonsignore
Lenny Bonsignore
Lenny Bonsignore @LennyBons34 is Owner/Editor- in -Chief of OneTechStop, Sports fan, Tech guy, & Mailman by Day [email protected]

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  1. Some amazing pictures Andy, well done. One reason seagulls can swoop down on people is if they have eggs or young near by and they feel you are a bit too close for comfort.

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