Still Life & Random Objects #8

Majority of the photos I’ve collected are those of scenes and landscapes but, from time to time, while looking at a scenery, certain objects or structures stand out and catch my attention and eventually get captured into a photo.  These series of posts contain photos of these random objects, mostly taken in their normal/regular setting — not arranged or contrived as usually practiced in still life photography to attain the desired effect. Photos I took in the Philippines and Georgia are featured in this post.

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A Window to the Past

 “A Window to the Past” / Georgia 2011 [Jvari Monastery, Georgia] : The 6th century Jvari Monastery sits on top of a hill and provides a magnificent panoramic view of its surroundings including the old city of Mtskheta  which was the capital of Georgia along the banks of the scenic Kura and Aragvi rivers from 3rd century BC to 5th century AD (see Exotic Travel Destinations – Georgia: The Medieval Town of Mtskheta).  Exploring Jvari, I found and took a photo of  this window in one of the back rooms.  It was a cloudy day, lighting was poor inside the room, and, as usual, I didn’t want to use the flash thus the photo came out with a natural bluish effect on the granite walls.  The hazy old capital can be seen through the window.

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Stalks

“Stalks” / Philippines 2011 [Eden Nature Park, Davao City] :  We found these green ornamental plants resembling a papyrus in one of the sections of Eden Nature Park in Davao City.  I got interested in the criss-crossing vertical green lines created by the long stems of the plant so I snapped this close-up shot (also see Exotic Travel Destinations – Philippines: The Eden Nature Park in Davao City).

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Display Window

“Display Window” / Philippines 2010 [Lake Sebu, South Cotabato] :  As usual in many tourist destinations, souvenir shops display locally-made trinkets among the souvenir items they offer.  In this photo, beaded bracelets and necklaces traditionally worn by Tboli folks in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato are displayed at the window of a bamboo hut.  (For more about Lake Sebu, see Exotic Travel Destinations – The Philippines: The T’nalak and Other T’boli Handicrafts of Lake Sebu and my other articles on this topic at HubPages.  To view all the articles, click on the My HubPages icon on the header above).

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