Stranger near a plane... with a Nokia 808

The Dutch weather was gorgeous late this afternoon - the famous Dutch clouds ruled the blue skies, so there was place for some  bright sunshine: I took the Nokia 808 PureView out for a ride in the neighbourhood, to a small airport this time...

It's absolutely nothing compared to the famous Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - it's a charming as well as huge meadow in fact, including a tower, and it handles the very small planes in the area. Still, you are absolutely not allowed to be anywhere near them, unless the authorities will give you permission. Which I got.

So here are a few shots I brought from this too short visit. Because like me, I guess you don't often get the chance to get so close to these beauties. Original formats (almost all of them in full resolution, 34MP) are on Flickr. Oh and if I ever needed the 16:9 format - it was this time :-)

Beautiful views of Jordan, made with the Nokia 808 PureView

On the Dutch website (Reizen means "to travel"), I found some fantastic pictures made in Jordan made with the Nokia 808 PureView - apparantly he could take one with him on a trip the organisation organized to review it.

The pictures on the site are quite small, so I wrote the photographer Joris van Drooge to ask if I could post them on this site as well. And he  was happy to share his pictures in the PureViewClub, so here they are, and I even have the full resolution results on my dedicated Flickr site, where I have created a special set for your convenience (link below).

I've numbered them myself in no particular order. Enjoy!

Congratulations España!

To tell you the truth, I don't know much about soccer/football, whatever you call it. But after the way Germany was defeated by Italy, and Spain had trouble winning from Portugal, I never expected to see quite a different Spain win this European Championship, at least not in this flamboyant way. I think even every Italian thinks this Spanish victory was well-deserved.

Weekend greetings from the Netherlands!

In an e-mail I was asked to stop making pictures of boring buildings and animals, and try to get some nice Dutch girls in front of my Nokia 808 PureView. And as you might know by now, I aim to please, not only to inform.

During a small festival in town I got permission from these three charming young ladies to make their picture and share it here with the visitors of the PureViewClub.

I hope you like the result as much as I do. And for those of you that will say I missed part of the famous star, I can only answer: what star?