Combining PhotoScape’s Pictorialization Effects in Photos

In my previous post,  “Earthen Jars or How to ‘Paint’ with PhotoScape”; I briefly discussed how I made use of the ‘Pictorialization’ feature of PhotoScape to improve photos of earthen jars and make them… Continue reading

Jezrah – The Case of a Lovely Morphing Face

There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect. ~Gilbert Keith Chesterton “What?!”,  the investigator exclaimed with obvious disbelief.  “Are you telling me that these faces… Continue reading

Earthen Jars or How to ‘Paint’ with PhotoScape

Why in the world would anyone want to convert a photo into a painting? Painting was one of the first things I tried my hands on in the art world.  As a young… Continue reading

Jackwood Art

To the makers of these items it’s probably just another source of livelihood but to me it’s an art form — wood carving with practical uses.  These items are on display at stalls… Continue reading

Jezrah – An Enchanting Filipina Beauty

Her name is Jezrah. She was crowned this year’s top title in the “Mutya ng Tupi”, an annual beauty pageant highlighting the celebration of the town fiesta and founding anniversary of Tupi, a scenic municipality… Continue reading

Rainbow Gum in Sepia

As told in my previous post, a lazy afternoon sent me wandering with my camera into a nearby woods planted with “Bagras” (Eucalyptus deglupta), also known as Mindanao Gum, Rainbow Gum, or Rainbow Eucalyptus… Continue reading

Rainbow Gum in Color

Yes, you guessed it right, these are close-up shots of a tree trunk.  The tree is locally known as “Bagras” , also commonly known as Mindanao Gum, Rainbow Gum, or Rainbow Eucalyptus.  Indigenous to the… Continue reading

The Jvari Monastery

On a mountaintop overlooking the old capital town of Mtskheta and the scenic  confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers stood the ancient structure of the 6th Century Jvari Monastery. According to traditional accounts,  Saint Nino who brought… Continue reading

The Bagrati Cathedral in Kutaisi

Regarded as a masterpiece in the history of medieval Georgian architecture; the Bagrati Cathedral (also known as the Cathedral of Dormition or the Kutaisi Cathedral) is frequently used as the symbol of the… Continue reading

The Legendary Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta

Another UNESCO World Heritage Site  and one of the most venerated places of worship for Georgian OrthodoxChristians; the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is located in the historical town of Mtsketa, the old capital of Georgia.  The site… Continue reading

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