The Nokia Lumia 1520 in Amsterdam: day and night shots - and Storyteller

Just a few shots I want to share from my long walk in Amsterdam a few days back, shots I captured with the Nokia Lumia 1520. It really is a joy to work with, I think the camera performs very well and the screen... well, the screen really leaves you breathless sometimes.

The first few afternoon hours the light was brilliant - the sun was low, the air dry and crisp as you often see when it's (just about) freezing. I shared quite a few shots on Twitter already (lots from the 1020), but the Lumia 1520 being the new guy in town, I wanted to dedicate a post to the results I got from it as well.

Moreover, Nokia introduces "Nokia Storyteller" on the Lumia 1520. Watching your shots in this application, when you zoom out it will show you exactly where the shot was made, as you will see in a few screenshots I made.

The first shot for example, was made on the Geldersekade, near the Central Station. In the back of the shot, behind the ship, you will see the 15th (!) century " Schreierstoren". I think the dynamic range of the shot is pretty good, showing details of what's in the darker areas.

Nokia Lumia 1520 - 1- Geldersekade AmsterdamAnd here's how you can more or less exactly see where I took the shot: wp_ss_20131213_0001Next, the view from the "Sint Antoniesluis" - again, the camera is showing off it's capacity to handle dark and bright light in one shot (and note there aren't only seagulls in the blue sky :-)

Nokia Lumia 1520 - 2- Sint AntoniesluisThe sun is setting, as you can see in this shot of the bridge over the Amstel river, the river that gave Amsterdam its name. On the horizon, at golden hour, you will see the sunlit Moses and Aaron Church.

Nokia Lumia 1520 - 3- Amstel AmsterdamWonder where it is? Check Nokia Storyteller :-)

wp_ss_20131213_0002In the next shot, you'll see one of the famous, pittoresque bridges on the Amsterdam canals. This is the where the Herengracht ends in the Amstel River. You might see the roof of the Royal Theater Carré catching the last sunbeams of that day.

Nokia Lumia 1520 - 4 - Herengracht AmsterdamTo conclude, a few nightshots. I was in Amsterdam to witness the "Amsterdam light festival" during a boat trip (you have seen some shots in my previous post). This shot was taken afterwards and shows how the famous Museum the Hermitage is being lit with colorful lightbeams.

Nokia Lumia 1520 - 6 - Nieuwe Keizersgracht AmsterdamAs you can see, The air was far from crisp and dry - if was quite foggy, which makes for a fantastic atmosphere, as you can see in of the most surprising night shots I got that evening - without flash even...

Nokia Lumia 1520 - 1- Turfdraagsterpad AmsterdamAnd talking about surprising nightshots, this is Hotel Le Grand, one of the most luxurious in Amsterdam - I remember Michael Jackson spending the night in this place.

Nokia Lumia 1520 - 4- The Grand AmsterdamSo much for the shots I wanted to share from my walk through my favorite Dutch city, captured with the Nokia Lumia 1520. Click on the shots to see the 5MP results on Flickr. Don't hesitate to share what you think below, I love to hear from the visitors at the club!

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