Thursday, November 19, 2015

A day with some Photography


Synopsis:In this post Marcus wanders around his home town of Lausanne taking a few photographs.

NB:Actually, time was as usual at a premium,and so with all of the rushing most of the photos were taken in full automatic mode.

Back Story
I have my good friend Richard to thank for providing a little push in the direction of the retesting,  and investigation of the Microsoft Windows phone, avec Windows 10.

My last test was in 2014  and ending here 

Since funds are not un-limited I have actually been saving up for this phone.  Yes, an actual jar, with actual notes, until I had saved up the necessary money.  Note to kids & millenials: I employ a system whereby I don't ask anybody for a loan or gift, but actually save up for it myself.  ( A tutorial is here )


What Camera Application
In 2014 there were 2 applications, but now, even after consulting the Microsoft Mobile App Store, I could only find the Microsoft one.

The version I used has these features

 Smartphone spec


 Application setting




Camera Controls
The icons are surely explanatory.   All the photos taken (since I was walking / jogging) were taken on auto, but given time you can instead set the Front /Back camera, White Balance, Fcous, ISO,Shutter Speed, Brightness

And here are the 640 XL camera specifications:





Some of the Photographs Then


This is of course a subtle indoctrination to our beautiful town of Lausanne.

 The uniquely shaped house down the hill



 And more building has started recently


Zoom In

 Motorbikes at Chailly

 Zoom in to check photo detail


 Lots of Recycling in Lausanne town



 And zoom (at home) to check detail


 The annoying freeloaders (still) in the park


Yes, tram buses.  The drivers are heroes in my opinion, and that's without the snow.




We have cobbled streets




 And shops way too fancy for Marcus



 Lausanne main railway station



 It's a magnet for classic older bicycles




 And here




 This week is leaf blowing week.




 A new shop with some fancy motorcycle porn inside


Leaf suction man,  ah soon the pavements will be leafless.


 Parc Milan, where the Lausanne Marathon starts from


 The Salt shop asking a mere 100 CHF per month for a 2 year contract !


 We are a town of many electric bicycles


 And hard advertised waste bins



 Of fancy confectionary


 And large Engined motorcycles


 Just everybody is on  fibre these days



 It is November but the sun shines forefully




 Marcus is still doing solar panel testing


Weather so warm, some of my kitties are still outside roaming


 The bus back into town



 And what looks like a large Christmas tree


 I need feeding now too!


 I'm not feeding our goats


 One of several local allotments


 The cows outside

Test of low light photography





Oh, some Tech Information
(Thanks Irfanview)







Where are the High Resolution Photos

https://picasaweb.google.com/110448225895061704359/201511640XLPhotoTesting?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCKns9J3ZkMbTOQ&feat=directlink





Here is  Picassa Imbed

201511 640XL Photo Testing


So Far Then
I did a quick photo comparison against my best phone which is a Oneplus One.  I think the inexpensive 640 XL seems to have a better hardware/ software combination.  Surprising!

It is without doubt a pretty decent camera combination, strong colours, good manual camera control, but fine on auto, and the usual abilities to auto upload to Dropbox or Microsoft Onedrive, for me on the fly, but also deferred until you are on a Wi-Fi connection at home.

A full Microsoft Lumia 640 XL review in one month's time.