The other day I was doing some cleaning up in the office and came across some old backup drives. Whilst browsing through them I noticed some old digital photos. Turns out they were from 2003 and a Nokia 7650. So I thought I would share some of those photos from the 7650 and my subsequent Nokia Devices such as the 6600, 7610, N70, N93, N95, N95 8Gb, N97, N8, 808, 1020 etc.
The photos are not masterpieces, any skill I do have didn’t really develop until 2010 and the Nokia N8. This is more of a trip down memory lane, to share the photos and places my Nokia phones and I visited.
Nokia 7650 – year 2003
Taken on a Nokia 7650 in August 2003 during a long weekend in Prague, never been back. Must go again, such a beautiful city.
November 2003 at the Faustino winery, a trip organised by the pub company I worked for and one I will never forget.
Nokia 6600 – year 2004
February 2004, a trip to Madrid for the weekend to see friends.
Our regular holiday Destination is Gozo, we go every year and most years I seem to take a picture of the Azure Window. This is from May 2004 using the Nokia 6600.
Nokia 7610 – year 2005
This was my garden back in 2005 when we lived in Cambridgeshire, UK and Clyde the cat.
Wappu or Vappu, never can tell which spelling is correct, is the Finnish labour day celebration on May 1st each year. Everyone in Helsinki meets in Kaivopuisto, drinks champagne and cheers when the sun comes out. It does sometimes, honest. This was 2005’s celebration.
Nokia N70 – year 2006
August 2006, a week spent in New York City for our friend’s wedding.
I did say there might be a few pictures of the Azure Window. This one from the Nokia N70 in May 2006.
Nokia N93 – year 2006
Now for some reason I never took many photos with my N93, or if I did I can’t find many. I know I didn’t use it for long as I switched to the N95 the same year.
This was one of many Varsity nights out in September 2006. Varsity was a pub brand owned by Barracuda, a pub company I worked for in the UK.
Nokia N95 – year 2007
Phuket trip was for a good friend’s wedding in October 2007, a very long trip as it was 23 hours of travelling from our new home in Connecticut.
August 2007. Friends from the UK came for a visit and we drove them to Mystic for a day trip. This is where the Amistad was berthed for a time.
Another visit by some more friends in November 2007, I joined them in NYC for a few days and we went to see the Knicks play.
The Next 3 photos are from yet another friend’s visit.
The Full set of Yale photos are on Flickr, click Here
You can see the set of Las Vegas Photos on Flickr if you wish to Here
Nokia N95 8GB – year 2008
July 2008 on holiday with friends.
Our regular summer holiday spot, first night of the holiday is always spent in Xlendi. June 2008.
Visiting friends for Christmas in December 2008.
May 2008, one of the last games before the Yankies moved to the new stadium.
Sorry but had to share this picture of Del & Rodney in a rare moment of brotherly love :-) They were just 6 months old back then in June 2008.
Nokia N97 – year 2009
In 2009 we moved to Finland along the southern coast in Espoo.
One of my first experiences of Ice Hockey in Finland – February 2010
Wappu celebration – May 2010
Nokia N8-00 – years 2010 to 2012
And there is no better way to start the N8 trip than with Nokia World, September 2010 in London.
The full set of Nokia World photos is here
Gozo in July 2010, the Azure Window in Dwerja. I go there every year to see if it is still intact. It was. It has been predicted to fall for many years now. Full set of images are here
December 2010, a short weekend in Chicago before moving on for Christmas in New Orleans. Full image set here
We also did a little road trip from New Orleans, through Mississippi to Alabama. These tree carvings are created from the dead trees after Hurricane Katrina devastated the area. Full set from the drive here
Full set from Alabama here
January 2011, we spent a great few days in Northern Finland for my wife’s birthday. Full set here
A short weekend trip to visit my wife who was at a conference. Full set here
Comino is the smallest of the three Maltese Island, this picture was taken as we were leaving, after our usual summer vacation in Gozo.
This was a great Nokia World event, so much better than 2010. I got to meet some great people, some of them for the second time.
Thanksgiving spent with friends in New York city, November 2011. Full set here
This was the London view from our Hotel, a weekend in London for a works Christmas dinner. Full set here
Thingvellir is the old parliament area in Iceland. I thoroughly recommend a visit to Iceland. We had an incredible weekend there, even if the weather was a little challenging. Full set of images here plus a few pics of the vast 4×4 truck.
Two weeks spent down under visiting family and friends in February 2012. Mostly spent on Russell Island but with visits to Melbourne, Brisbane, Stradbroke and Yarra Valley. Full images set are here and here
In April 2012 we went to Llubljana, the capital of Slovenia. I will be honest – when our friend suggested it, I had to google the place as I had never heard of it. What a surprise. A gorgeous city and country. Full set of images here
The first Finnish winter with the Nokia N8 in 2010. Full set here
Nokia 808 Pureview – 2012 to 2013
A short time after I got the device, Finland had a visitor from California. None other than Jenifer Hanen (msjen on Twitter). Whilst Jen was here we went on a photo walk around Suomenlinna, the Fortress Island. it was here I got one of the luckiest moments I have ever had.
The full set is here
June 2012, a weekend in Brussels, with a short day trip to Luxembourg. Full set for Brussels
A trip to Vienna, to meet up with Michael Hell (MichaelxHell), Stephen Quin (Stephenquin58) and Dhruv Bhutani (DhruvBhutani).
Our regular summer holiday in the Mediterranean. Full set here
About a hour along the Finnish coast from home is Porkkanniemi, a popular place for Finns to go. Full set here
We have started a new tradition over the last few years, a Thanksgiving meet-up with friends. 2012 was spent in San Francisco. Full set here
Easter 2013, we spent a few days in Connecticut, we lived there for 2 years. Full set here
Whilst in US we drove down to Washington DC to meet up with our Californian friends for a few day. I made sure to get up at 5am one morning and I think it was worth it for the pictures. Full set here
Nokia Lumia 1020 – 2013 to present
A trip to London to collect my new Lumia 1020 64Gb variant. Full set here
Thanksgiving spent in Arizona, which I have to say is a fantastic state. From the warmth of the desert to snow- all in one state. Plus the Grand Canyon and Sedona. Great place to visit. Full set here
So far that is all for the Lumia 1020 travels, although we have plans this year for Lisbon next week, NYC and Gozo of course.
Here are some pictures taken with the Lumia 1020 in Finland
Of course I have done my usual and tested long exposure during the day using an ND Filter or two.
Plus the usual attempts at star trails, plus a little help from photoshop layer masking.
Nokia have now added the ability to shoot in Raw (DNG) to the Lumia 1020 and the Lumia1520. Here are some of my attempts so far.
I have just been on my first trip to Portugal, Cascais to be more specific. I have to say it is absolutely beautiful. I will say though that Lisbon was a little disappointing. It needs a bit of TLC.
4 second Long Exposure using ND32 and ND64 Hoya filters.
The full set of images from Cascais, Sintra and Cabo Da Roca can be found here
Well I hope you enjoyed my trip down memory lane, I certainly enjoyed going through the photos.