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Handcraft in Paraty

I still have a lot of pictures for my Brazilian travelogue. However my vacation last February was bisected in one week in Brazil and another one in the Dominican Republic. So, I had to divide my and your attention into two travelogues.

Paraty, as I already mentioned through several notes of my previous posts, is nowadays a small tourism centered village. Hotels, restaurants, souvenirs shops, museums are everywhere. I even found a nice arts atelier – the “Atelier Aracati”. The owner and artist is Marcelo and is specialty is to prepare coins from everywhere of this world into a jewel. Finally you can put it on your necklace.

It is real fun to see all the coins at the display. There were coins from Argentina, Brazil, EU, USA, Israel, South Africa, Switzerland, Germany, Uruguay, etc at the display and at the same time the artist was at the front of his little shop working busy on the next piece. I got there early in the morning, almost noon ;-) and most of the tourists were still sleeping or having breakfast. So I got all the time to get some shots of the scene. I recommend anyone a visit at this atelier located at Rua Dona Geralda, 211.

I’m adding two complimentary WS to the main post. One with an overview and another one with a series from the original Argentinean coin until the end product.

Technical Data:
Nikon D200
2007/02/08 11:50:36.6
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (2592 x 3872)
Color
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto*
Metering Mode: Center-Weighted
1/4 sec - F/22
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Direct sunlight -3
AF Mode: AF-C
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode III (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Normal
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high
Image Comment: 2007 © P. Böhringer
Long Exposure NR: Off
High ISO NR: Off

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