The Nokia 808 PureView arrived yesterday, and I have been busy with it. Very busy! I took it out for a spin yesterday evening and did an extensive photo shoot against the HTC One X. I have been a photography enthusiast for as long as I can remember, because it is a hobby that I picked up from dad. My kids keep saying that I “snap” everything. They find it amusing. I grew up watching my own father snap almost everuthing too, though I believe that I am taking it to a different scale to what he did.
Of course, dad didn’t have the privilege of having a cameraphone on him everytime. When you love photography and you have a capable cameraphone in hand, snapping everything becomes second nature. Dad never dreamt of a beast like the Nokia 808 PureView. The one evening that I spent with the PureView was nothing short of beautiful. I must say that the 808 is a joy to use as a camera. Easy controls. Stunning shots.
I am still busy putting up a gallery of the pictures taken yesterday, but in the meantime, here is a sample. In this shot, the 808 has produced what is known as the Bokeh effect. That’s the term for an effect in portraits or close-ups to draw your attention to a specific portion of the image and blur out other areas.
In this shot, the focus is on the leaves in the foreground and you can see how detailed and well rendered they are. The background is blurred out. This is not a post-production effect. This is the untouched image that the PureView shot, apart from resizing it for this page.
What do you think? Oh, and can anyone tell me the location of this shot?