Posts Tagged: Huntington Gardens

The Huntington Gardens A-bloom

Japanese Weeping Apricot Tree
Cactus flowers and Bee Japanese Cherry Tree Magnolia Tree blooming in Abundance

Sun 01.23.11 – If winter has you down, go visit the Huntington Library & Gardens in San Marino, Caliornia, as this second to the last weekend in January was it was bright, sunny, and quite warm at 82F (27.7C). The most glorious part of this time of year, particularly after all the rains in December plus the warm weather of the last two weeks, is how many of the camellias were already in full-bloom and quite a few of the Asian fruit trees in the Japanese and Chinese gardens were putting on a show in time for the upcoming new year.
Today was a lovely day to visit the gardens. All photos taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N8.

The Nokia N82 vs. Nokia N86: The Camera Phone Titan Showdown, Part II

Nokia N82 - El Portal Fountain, Monterey Park Nokia N86 - El Portal Fountain, Monterey Park
Nokia N82 - El Portal Fountain, Monterey Park Nokia N86 - El Portal Fountain, Monterey Park
Nokia N82 - Snow puff ball tree flowers at the Huntington Library Gardens Nokia N86 - Snow puff ball tree flowers at the Huntington Library Gardens
Nokia N82 - Red succulent bell flowers Nokia N86 - Red succulent bell flowers
Nokia N82 - Bright succulent pink & magenta flowers Nokia N86 - Bright succulent pink & magenta flowers
Nokia N82 - Tiny Cactus Flowers Nokia N86 - Tiny Cactus Flowers
Nokia N82 - Cactus - Photo by Sue Nokia N86 - Cactus - Photo by Sue
Nokia N82 - A Ring of Cactus Flowers Nokia N86 - A Ring of Cactus Flowers
Nokia N82 - Lovely Yellow Flowering Tree Nokia N86 - Lovely Yellow Flowering Tree
Nokia N82 - Wisteria a' Bloom tNokia N86 - Wisteria a' Bloom

Nokia N82 - Mom (aka Sue) Nokia N86 - Mom (aka Sue)
Nokia N82 - The Huntington's Japanese Gardens Nokia N86 - The Huntington's Japanese Gardens
Nokia N82 - The Coy Pond Nokia N86 - The Coy Pond
Nokia N82 - Lizard! Nokia N86 - Lizard!
Nokia N82 - The Bamboo Path Nokia N86 - The Bamboo Path
Nokia N82 - The Guardian Nokia N86 - The Guardian
Nokia N82 - California Oak Tree in the Chinese Lily Pond Garden at the Huntington Nokia N86 - California Oak Tree in the Chinese Lily Pond Garden at the Huntington
Nokia N82 - Close Up of Crabapple Tree Blossoms Nokia N86 - Close Up of Crabapple Tree Blossoms

Photos by Ms. Jen, Nokia N82 photos on the Left and the Nokia N86 on the Right.

Mon. 04.12.10 – Once again, I will let you the gentle reader be the judge of this contest between the Nokia N82 and the Nokia N86 8MP. The contest for this set of photos was a very bright, mid-day sun while at the Huntington Library & Gardens in San Marino, California.
The question I wanted to raise in this set was how would each camera phone titan do in bright mid-day sun (very unforgiving) in terms of color, clarity, close-up and far away, as well as light handling with no flash. As with last week’s Part I of the Nokia N82 vs. the Nokia N86, I did my best to make sure both cameras had the exact same settings and distance from the subject, and I did not alter the photos in post-production in any way other than to reduce all of them to 640×480.
Which camera phone do you prefer?