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May 26, 2014

Boston: Beer, Baseball and Lumia

The powerful and sensitive camera in the Lumia 1020, Lumia 1520 and Lumia Icon remains best in class. And recently, Boston, one of America’s most historic cities, got its Lumia moment when a group of social influencers showcased the “The Cradle of Liberty” to fine effect.

The photo, foodie and sports bloggers learned about Boston’s’ rich past and present, from its place as the center of the American Revolution, to its current renown as the home to adventurous craft breweries and the 2013 World Series-winning Boston Red Sox, one of America’s oldest and most beloved professional baseball teams.

They even went on a tour of nearby Salem, site of the 17th century witch trials — led by an actual witch!

Photo blogger C.C. Chapman led the group, who put their Lumia phones through their paces. He gave them photo-taking tips and taught them how to use powerful photo apps such as Cinemagraph and Creative Studio. Read about his Boston experience, including brewery tours, here.

“You can do everything with the Lumia,” said Chapman, who uses a Lumia 1020. “And that’s what you want in a phone these days. When I’m out in the field, I want to take the photo, do post-production and then post and share it right away.

Videoblogger Steve Garfield said his Lumia 1520 was especially helpful in taking panoramic shots, like this one at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox:


Here’s an atmospheric shot of Boston’s Park Street Station by Steve Garfield. He also took the main photo for this story (at the top) of Fenway Park’s banners. See more of Steve’s terrific Boston photos here.


From Ann Handley, here’s a nice shot of the audience during the Pledge of Allegiance, a tradition before each Major League Baseball game:
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Spooky graveyard in Salem, Mass. by Jason Escape:



A skull takes center stage in this photo by Niri:



Sampling the offerings at Night Shift Brewing, by C.C. Chapman:


Have you given your city or town its Lumia moment? What would you want visitors to see?

Snap away, show off your best shots below and tell the stories behind them — we’ll feature some of the most compelling photos in a future post.