Feb 012013
 

amber 1674

These golden necklaces are made of Baltic Amber found in Lithuania.  Some of the necklaces are made of polished amber and others are rough or unfinished amber.  Apparently, amber offers a lot of healing properties.  As an example, the owner of this booth was telling me how he and his wife made a teething for their daughter who hence has never experienced any discomfort from teething due to these properties.  I had my eye on one of the raw necklaces and still regret that I didn’t buy it.  I liked it for its unusual colors, not sure I was sold on the healing strengths.

 

Dec 082010
 

German Chocolate Brownie 732

ISO 800; f/5.8; 1/40; 28.5mm (Canon Powershot SD 950 IS)

I ran this through Topaz deNoise and thought that it did a really nice job of cleaning up this “poor” photo.  Topaz Adjust Venice Painting further softened the image to give this nostalgic “golden” look.