DISNEY VACATION


Living in Florida is a great deal, not just for the sunshine and no state incomes taxes. It is a great deal just because you can get a discounted Disney annual pass. Yes, yes it’s still costly, but lets examine it. If you live within 2 hours of Disney World you can make it here for a day trip every weekend and still not see everything that the four main parks has to offer. Yes, yes there are travel sites that say you can see it all in a few days. If you do see it all in a few days you have missed the point. Vacation should be about seeing and doing enough with your family or whomever so the time passes without you noticing and without need to take time off to recover.

Please take it slowly. If like me you have toddlers just let them run around. Don’t drive them like cattle to every ride and show. Make sure they see enough, but mostly let them enjoy the atmosphere. Let them enjoy the crowds. Let them interact while waiting online or decide to walk away. Let them drive the day. Ask them what they want to do and do it. Give them a chance to grow. Hand them your camera and let them create some of the memories.

We have been to all four major parks and have not seen as much as others have, but I am sure we have enjoyed it more than most. I brought my canon 60D and have not used it once.  My Nokia Lumia 1020 has performed very well, even in the hands of my 4-year-old.

Checkout some of our pictures. WP_20130829_17_18_09_ProWP_20130829_17_15_34_ProWP_20130827_16_10_23_ProCan you spot the ones taken by my Sarah, my WP_20130828_18_41_52_ProWP_20130828_11_27_31_Pro4-year-old.WP_20130828_13_41_53_ProWP_20130830_14_55_00_ProWP_20130827_16_32_49_ProWP_20130829_12_25_21_ProWP_20130826_14_45_24_ProWP_20130829_17_56_01_ProWP_20130829_17_54_30_ProWP_20130829_13_05_35_ProWP_20130828_11_33_10_ProWP_20130827_16_21_24_ProWP_20130828_13_20_56_ProWP_20130828_13_05_27_ProWP_20130830_14_55_11_Pro WP_20130827_15_49_39_Pro WP_20130829_14_15_32_ProWP_20130829_12_27_33_Pro

BEST CAMERAPHONE


For those of us that love taking pictures there is nothing like a real camera. I currently own the canon 60D and it takes amazing pictures and video. The only problem is that sometimes you need to just take a picture. Sometimes I do not want to set up the frame. Most times I just want to point and shot. The truth is there are many great point and shoots.

My great discovery was the Nokia N95 8gb. Thanks to my little brother for the introduction to the excellent quality of Nokia camera phones. In  2007 the Nokia N95  took best in class video and stills  and today it is still better than most.  I am truly gutted that I gave mine away.  Fortunately Nokia continued to make some great camera phones which include the Nokia N8 and most recently the Nokia 808 Pureview.
As I look over my picture library I am amazed by the quality of both the N8 and the 808.
The 808 has many downsides as a modern smart phone, but video and still creation is not apart of that. I have been living with the stellar quality of the 808 for the last 3 weeks.  Wow! I love this device. Here are some unmodified pictures. Enjoy.

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WHAT IS YOUR KILLER APP?


After a long and mutually beneficial relationship Nokia and Symbian OS have come to the end of the road. The Board of Nokia after much pressure from outsiders decided to put Symbian out to pasture. On February 11, 2011 the new management relieved her of her duties and showed her the retirement path. As many of you know I was very disappointed and I am still in mourning. I mourn because the combination of Symbian and Nokia allowed me to pursue my loves. My name is Enzro Greenidge and I am a camera phone addict.

The merger of cellphone and camera has been one of the most innovative areas of recent consumer technology. Some may disagree with my assertion, but I stand firmly behind it. Do you own a DSLR? I own one, a canon 60D which I love and use often. However, the convenience of carrying your camera in your pocket is priceless. However, the truth is that this convenience is only of interest to you if you love taking pictures and I love taking pictures. The combination of top class photography and excellent cellphone technology is what I crave.

Since 2007 all my cellphones have been excellent cameras as well and my brand of choice is Nokia and the Symbian OS in particular. Symbian is old and clunky for some but to me she is like a great red wine, improving with age. In spite of her obvious deficiencies she still supports the best photography technology. I will likely be using a Symbian based camera phone until she expires.
I continue to be amazed by what can be done with a modern camera phone and have no patience for the runners-up. My killer app is the camera. Thanks Nokia, I’ll miss you when you are gone.