While I was in Nurnberg walking around the Hauptmarkt (shopping area). There were tons of little shops. I stopped in one that looked fairly large. I have heard Nurnberg is known for toys so I wanted to see what they had. My goal was to find a cute toy for my little one (she is 4 years old). Most everything was so wonderful! Unfortunately they were all handcrafted items such as; beer steins, cookoo clocks (they were awesome!), plates, and amazing wood carved people (soliders, Santas, workers, etc…). Everywhere I looked was a special sight to see!! Not much for a 4 year old, but I did see these brilliant glass spheres hanging from the ceiling. I thought to buy one, but I still had 1 week of travel left and a long plane ride…how would it survive without breaking? I will go back later this year more prepared and pick one up!
German craftsmanship is tops in my book! I was mesmerized at everything I saw. A wall of cookoo clocks brought me back to my childhood. We had one growing up. The steins were beautiful! I luckily had my camera and took a few shots for fun. The picture above had very nice bokeh. For those that may not know what bokeh is…bokeh is derived from a Japanese word “boke” meaning blur or haze. Its a photographic term reffering to the appearance of a light sources in an out-of-focus area of an image caused by the camera lens using a shallow depth of field.
I thought the image had a dreamy feel to it and I opened it up on Color Efex Pro 3.0 and added a soft focus effect to it. Hope you enjoy!