As said in the title, this is not a review of the camera. That has already been done countless times, so I thought I would just detail how I use it. So apologies if this post, is for want of a better word, disjointed! Also I will update this post over time as I find new or maybe better ways of achieving different things.
Finding ourselves in Brussels and noticing that Luxembourg is only 3 hours away by train, we decided we would fit two countries into our weekend away (it all helps with the Facebook list of countries challenge). And it was only 23€ per person after all, so off we went. The train was, well a train journey. Nothing much to speak about. However Luxembourg was a surprise for me: a very nice city, old, beautiful architecture and clean. It also turned out to be their National Holiday (note to self: read about a country before you visit).
We wandered up to the city from the station – not a long walk – Luxembourg is not like London or Paris. Most places are a short, easy walk.
Now we only had a few hours in Luxembourg, so getting to see everything was impossible. Also the fact that the Grand Ducal Palace was closed to tourists did not help. We did however go inside the Bock Casemates.
Another long weekend in Finland, so another trip away. This time it was Brussels. As always the journey starts with a flight, this time a Finnair flight to Brussels airport. It all looked promising as we flew out of Finland. The weather was behaving itself.
Yes it is that time again, another weekend trip. This time Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. I will be perfectly honest, I knew nothing about Slovenia and certainly had no idea what to expect from Ljubljana. Boy was I surprised. Slovenia and Ljubljana are absolutely stunning, not just the amazing scenery but the people, the architecture. Everything about the country surprised me.
We landed at Ljubljana airport around midday on the Friday, met our pre-arranged transport and made our way into the capital.
Nokia recently released the Creative Studio for the Lumia Device range. How does it compare to the apps already available for the Lumia devices in the Marketplace?
Firstly what options are there? You can take a new picture, load one from your gallery or create a Panorama, or you can swipe across and select on of the Face Warps or Live Styles which then opens the camera for you to take a new image in that style.
Personally, my preference is to take a picture first before editing, this you can do for the effects but not for Face warp.
I have to say though the face warp is funky, as demonstrated here by Rodney.
North Stradbroke Island
Our relatives took us for a day out to North Stradbroke Island, which is also in Moreton Bay. It is a much larger island but during off peak season times it has a lower population than Russell Island. This however balloons during the holiday season. Dunwich is the main town on the island, with Point Lookout and Amity Point making up the three main areas.
Part One – Russell Island
This holiday started as all others do, with a flight. Except this trip involved over 24 hours of travelling before we would reach our destination of Brisbane and then on to Russell Island. For those of you that do not know (and to be honest it will be most people as Russell Island is not really a tourist destination) Russell Island is located in Moreton Bay. Here is the Wikipedia page in case you are interested.
Anyway, the journey started with a 12 hour flight to Singapore on Finnair. Business class of course, we did a similar trip 7 years ago in economy and that was a killer, so not this time.