Category Archive: Photo Essays

Tropical Fruit Facts and Legends: Pomelo – The Fruit of Reunion

Fruit with Many Names The largest of all citrus fruits and native to South-East Asia , the pomelo (Citrus maxima or Citrus grandis) comes with many other names in English including pummelo, pommelo, Chinese… Continue reading

Experiments On Texture

Texture plays an important role in photography especially in monochromatic detail photographs of objects where, aside from the lines and shapes and color shades in the photo, the texture of the subject’s surfaces… Continue reading

My Lucky Canberra

A Lucky First I consider Canberra, the capital city of Australia, my lucky city.  It was in 2004 when I first visited this beautiful city and it was here where I clinched my… Continue reading

The Waling-waling and Other Orchids and Flowers of Davao City

(This article is a continuation of my article at HubPages, “Exotic Travel Destinations – Philippines: The Kadayawan Festival of Davao City”.) Orchid connoisseurs and flower/plant lovers who visit the Kadayawan Festival held in August each year… Continue reading

My 15 Most Photogenic Street Dancers of Kadayawan Festival 2011

The Kayawan Festival of Davao City held every 3rd week of August each year is also called the “Festival of Festivals” because, aside from focusing the festival on the various Muslim and Indigenous… Continue reading

15 Most Photogenic Tribal Ladies of the 2011 Kadayawan Festival

One of the most outstanding features of the Kadayawan Festival which is held in Davao City in August every year is  its showcase of the various tribes that comprise a significant population of… Continue reading

Tropical Fruit Facts & Legends: Jackfruit – The World’s Largest Fruit

The Largest Tree-Borne Fruit The jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) is the largest of all tree-borne fruits (As distinguished from certain varieties of squash and pumpkin both of which do not grow from a tree… Continue reading

Tropical Fruit Facts and Legends: Papaya – The Fruit of the Angels

The papaya is native to the tropics and is believed to have been first cultivated in Mexico.  The Conquistadors who landed in the tropical Americas found and tried the papaya fruit and thereafter gave… Continue reading

Tropical Fruit Facts and Legends: Mango – The Fruit of Love and Friendship

A National Fruit The mango is the most consumed fruit in the world and mangoes comprise approximately half of all tropical fruits produced worldwide. Mango is the national fruit of India, Pakistan, and the Philippines and… Continue reading

Tropical Fruit Facts and Legends: Pineapple – The Fruit of Hospitality

Strange Fruit from the Tropics In 1493, when Columbus and his men arrived in the island of Guadalupe; Carib Indians showed their gesture of friendship and hospitality to strangers by offering juicy slices… Continue reading

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