Rubies and gold

18K gold, 164 rubies – handmade in India.

This two-for-one post celebrates two things – my camera and my bracelet. I wanted to show my bracelets to on-line friends at Pearl-Guide.com. I merely took the bracelet, hung it on the rosebush, pushed the release botton twice and it came out this beautiful. I don’t think it’s possible to go back from DSLR.

I bought the bracelet in India – in Chennai. Though the jewlery stores there are five stories high, I found this unique piece with 164 bezel set little rubies in an artisan shop, Amethyst – a combined caf and artisan store set in a lush, tropical garden.

If your sharp eye notice that some rubies appear to be missing, you are quite right. A few of them has fallen out.

Tivoli 12, 2012

Last picture from Tivoli this time around… Tivoli has their own music corp marching through the garden every day, playing their instruments. I wasn’t prepared but heard the music, raised my camera, and got just one single shot before the orchestra went up on the central stage.

And this is one of the things I loooove my DSLR camera. One shot, one chance, auto everything -and it comes out like this.

Tivoli 10, 2012

This covered passage runs under the Tivoli Concert Hall. When my parents were young it housed one of the hottest jitterbug joints in town. Now it is home to a Wagamama and a café – none of them neither hot nor glamorous. But the ceiling is!

I can’t believe I’ve walked through that passage all my life and never noticed the mirrored ceiling until I looked at it through the lens. Maybe I’ve always been too busy eying the ice cream stands across from the café.

Tivoli 9, 2012

Fortunately two of the rides that afternoon in Tivoli were right next to a rollercoaster with a loop. I made it my mission to shoot a great picture of a rollercoaster. I kinda think I succeeded.

I did need to abide by the prime rule of showing patience, though. The ride only ran through once. Then I had to wait and wait until the next passage and the next single chance of a shot. This is the result of somewhere around the 10’th run. But I was waiting for the kids anyway.