The Picture Tag

A really sweet tag by Silverine.

1. Most desired celebrity

Sixela Noel
Comment: She has the screen presence and poise that always fascinated me. The down-to-earth personality, scant respects for conventions, and ability to fool almost everybody are a just a few traits that I admire most. And she is damn sexy and the mustache adds to the sex appeal…

2. Want to do this some day

Winter Mountaineering in Scotland: It might never happen!!!!
Comment: I want to know how it feels climbing the mountain in the snow and cold. My feeling is that it will feel very cold… So there is a good chance that I will end up opening a tattukada selling coffee, tea, omelets, dosas and alcoholic beverages, as I see a great business opportunity. So if you don’t find me here, you know where to look.

3. Want to visit this place

Grand Canyon
Comments: The Grand Canyon is more than a great chasm carved over millennia through the rocks of the Colorado Plateau. Its beauty and size humbles me. Its timelessness provokes a comparison to our short existence. I also like the awe-inspiring view and in its vast spaces I think I may finally find solace from my very hectic life. Also it is wheelchair accessible!

4. Random Favorite

Sherlock Holmes
Comment: I like Holmes for his prowess at using logic and astute observation to solve cases. His intelligence, arrogance and superiority complex (because he is superior) is something that I like most. And I always wanted to play violin, which he does with great panache and flamboyance.

5. I was tagged by Silverine
Comment:Post the picture of the place where you were tagged, and if you picked up the tag yourself then the picture of the place you picked it from. Click on the image to see the enlarged view.

I tag James, Anu, Paresh, Geo, Chackochen and Dhanush to carry forward this tag. Come on guys, make my day…


  1. chacko said,

    July 2, 2006 at 11:48 am


    thats was superb … LOL [:D]….

    i liked it very much…….. seems u r a photoshop professional..

    take part in photoshop contest at

  2. silverine said,

    July 2, 2006 at 11:50 am


    I was rofl when I saw the first picture then amazed and then admiration filled me when I saw the rest!! You were right, this was a suspense..never in my wildest dreams could I guess what you were upto.

    Alexis..hats off to the most creative tag I have seen. There is a forthrightnes, boldness, style, panache, hopes, dreams, and a spunkiness woven so well into this tag that I am at a loss for words.

    You are very creative that’s obvious but what I liked is the way you actually “pictured” yourself in these places.


  3. Alexis Leon said,

    July 2, 2006 at 11:55 am

    Chackochen: Thank you. But the actual photoshop professional my brother. I just gave him the ideas and the pictures. He did the merging in Photoshop.

    Silverine: Thank you very much. I am gald that you liked it. Finding the right photos was the difficult part.

  4. silverine said,

    July 2, 2006 at 12:13 pm

    Alexis there is a No 5 too which I was unable to do, due to blogger not uploading the image!

    I loved Sharon Stones character in Basic Instinct. She is still among my fav female actresses.

    Mountaineering in the snow anywhere sounds exciting, though I would prefer trekking through snowy forests.

    Grand Canyon is an awe inspiring spectacle. Very humbling and a reminder to our smallness in the Universe.

    I think I have read almost all of the Sherlock Holmes series . The Hound of the Baskervilles was my first and I remember being disappointed that it was not an actuall supernatural hound. But later, I was amazed by his logic and astute observations as you termed it so aptly. And the arrogance is attractive. Very British ! 🙂

  5. Paresh said,

    July 2, 2006 at 12:18 pm

    Sixela Noel: Can we go out for a date? You’re so attractive. I’m floored.

    Alexis: Brilliant. You’re a genius

  6. Alexis Leon said,

    July 2, 2006 at 1:26 pm

    silverine: Point No. 5 incorporated. Sharon Stone, I too am a fan. In Basic Instinct there was a certain chemistry between she and Michael Douglas. I have read Sherlock Holmes many times. Still read it when I get time. Now there is an annotated edition that is simply superb—a real collector’s item.

    Paresh: You will have to ask Sixela Noel. I only gave the letters of my name to her and she comes up with the name. Thank you Paresh and now you can take the tag forward.

  7. Paresh said,

    July 2, 2006 at 10:31 pm

    OMG!! I’ve to take this tag. I’ll take it. Give me few days. You’ll have to help with posting pics. Thnx

  8. James Bright said,

    July 3, 2006 at 12:39 am

    It is surely a wonderful experience to read this post and watch your photos in this stange compositions!
    I am very glad to take this tag. From tomorrow, I will be free for a couple of days and let me try what I can do with this task!
    Wish me luck as I am completely a stranger with photoshop!

  9. Sarah said,

    July 3, 2006 at 1:06 am

    That was a master piece.. You are truly a master of all trades..

  10. Mind Curry said,

    July 3, 2006 at 1:12 am

    haha..amazzzzinnnnggggg al! i burst out laughing seeing the first picture!!! brilliant you are..

    loved reading through this..still laughing away..

  11. Mind Curry said,

    July 3, 2006 at 1:12 am

    p.s. nice legs!

  12. Anand K said,

    July 3, 2006 at 3:01 am

    Oh My God!
    The first picture is sheer sacrilege….. how dare you?! How DARE you? That pair of legs was THE path that first showed my 12 year old self “the way to heaven”…. and now thou hast made mockery of the The Legos? Fire and brimstone! Damnation! Infidel! I will give 51 crores to the one who wrecks Alexis’s computer! 😛

    Seriously man, it’s top notch LOL… someone’s going to make it an internet phenomenon.

    Loved the other pics and the fundae too…. especially the Holmes one. You might be the first person who did a really original take of this already unique take. You da man!

  13. LALITHA said,

    July 3, 2006 at 3:14 am

    This is a cool tag. I may just tag myself. You did a good job with the pics. I am not too good with photoshop.

  14. Geo said,

    July 3, 2006 at 8:44 am

    hahahahahhahahahahahahahahhahahahaha hahahahha hahahahha ha hahahah hahahahha hahahaha hahahahha ahhaaha

    alexis, too good… i am rolling on the floor… hats off man… u r too much 😀

    i dont know why, but i kept on staring at that SS pic… guess I was expecting her to cross her legs 😉

  15. Miss Scissors said,

    July 3, 2006 at 9:11 am

    Mind Curry Said-p.s. nice legs!

    @Mind Curry: So you were here all night!!!!! Wait till you get home grrrrrr


  16. Alexis Leon said,

    July 3, 2006 at 9:58 am

    Paresh: Paresh, take your time.

    James: Thank you James. I am looking forward to your tag. I wish you luck. But there is no need to use Photoshop. The tag is to post photos (which you have in abundance), I did manipulate the images just for fun.

    Sarah: Thank you Sarah.

    Mind Curry: Thank you MC. Yes nice legs and I see that legs have got you in trouble. See the comments by Miss. Scissors below 🙂

    Anand: Give me the 51 crores. I will wreck it myself 🙂 Thank you buddy. And thanks for the comments and observations.

    LALITHA: Looking forward to your tag. As I have mentioned earlier, there is no need for Photoshop. The original tag was to post photos. See Silverine’s tag at to see the original version of the tag.

    Geo: Thank you Geo. Glad to know you liked it. I am awaiting your tag.

    Miss Scissors: Miss. Scissors, I have nothing to do with this. You will have to take it with MC.
    @MC: I wish you all the best and good luck. Wear a helmet and full-body armor when you go home…

  17. Kusum Rohra said,

    July 3, 2006 at 10:41 am

    Wowee!!! Silverine is such a sweetie, she left me a link to your blog, and boy oh boy! till now of all the people who’s response to this tag I have seen I have to admit yours is the most creative ROTFL on that legs bit, I have to admit I stared at the screen for about 30 secs for the idea of the morphed image to sink in 🙂 LOVELY the way you have pictured yourself everywhere 🙂

    the mustache adds to the sex appeal…ROTFL!!

    *Applause for this brilliantly done tag*

  18. Alexis Leon said,

    July 3, 2006 at 10:48 am

    Kusum: Welcome to my blog Kusum. Thank you very much for your comments.

  19. neermathalam said,

    July 3, 2006 at 11:03 am

    ha…haha.. hahaha..hahahaha….
    i m confused…whose blog sud i start with…
    usually it is dewdrops who bring a smile on my face..
    Alexis..u are giving a run for money for all proclaimed sreenivasans and kalpanas…
    chirichu chattu poovum…jhan engine pooyal…
    hats off.. gr8.. adobisms…

  20. nina said,

    July 3, 2006 at 11:14 am

    man ……. she really is so sexy and gives all the ladies out here a huge complex 😉

  21. chekku said,

    July 3, 2006 at 1:07 pm

    Thats was absolute fun…Best thing to see on a boring monday morning!!..
    Sharon stone ..SHe hasnt sinned enuf to deserve this..hehehe..
    should say u are brave to put a pic like this!!!!!!

    Sixela Noel!!!!..fantabulous one!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Sreejith Kumar said,

    July 3, 2006 at 1:52 pm

    :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))

  23. Dhanush said,

    July 3, 2006 at 5:11 pm

    Sixela Noel was real good One Alexis. Loved watching Sharon Stone in that movie, eventhough I watched it for ‘other’ reasons.
    I too wish to be in Grand Canyons some day. The texture they provide to the photo frames is awesome.

    “And she is damn sexy and the mustache adds to the sex appeal…”

    ROFL 🙂 And that Sixela is one Sexy Name :))

    Will take up this tag sometime soon.

  24. Velu said,

    July 3, 2006 at 6:34 pm


    After a messy attempt to deal with a tag this morning, I come across THIS!! And have just learned that one cud deal with a tag, this way as well..

    Simply hilarious!

  25. >|' ; '| said,

    July 3, 2006 at 6:34 pm

    dude! those pics are totally kidilam 😀

    sixela noel 8->

  26. >|' ; '| said,

    July 3, 2006 at 6:35 pm

    and alexis holmes looks way better than the sherlock they used in the movies 🙂

  27. Alexis Leon said,

    July 3, 2006 at 7:48 pm

    neermathalam: Thanks buddy.

    nina: Thank you. With a face like that she surely has to be sexy 😉

    chekku: Thanks. She hasn’t sinned enuf to deserve this… 🙂

    Sreejith: 🙂

    Dhanush: Thanks Dhanush. Grand Canyons is a photographer’s delight. Looking forword to your take at the tag.

    Velu: Welcome to my blog pal. And thank you for your comments.

    >|’ ; ‘|: Thank you macha.

  28. Paresh said,

    July 3, 2006 at 8:34 pm

    I’ve taken 2 days leave from office. Hope to come up with something within the time.

  29. quills said,

    July 3, 2006 at 10:26 pm

    hahahaha…gosh I have never laughed so much..Really original and so funny. 🙂

  30. Alexis Leon said,

    July 3, 2006 at 10:57 pm

    Paresh: Taking leave to do a tag? Tags are something to do at your leisure 🙂

    quills: Thank you quills.

  31. Dewaker said,

    July 4, 2006 at 6:42 pm

    sharon stone should see this…..hahahahahah…hilarious…hahahah…..
    sharon-would-be-stoned of amazement 🙂
    hahaaha……that was a great one mate:)

  32. Abhi said,

    July 4, 2006 at 7:32 pm

    Awesome Alexis..Really Hilarious!
    Never knew you could attach so much humour into the tag. Undoubtedly, the best tag I have seen any one work on! 🙂

  33. Mind Curry said,

    July 4, 2006 at 8:06 pm

    @ scissors – *sings* “it wasn’t me 🙂 p.s. btw, where have you been!?

    @ alexis – ain’t going home finger yet to recover fully! cant afford another one!

    i still cant help laughing at your pics al! awesome!

  34. Suji said,

    July 4, 2006 at 9:42 pm

    Awesom Alexis! This it by far the best tag I have seen so far. You are really creative and you have really wild imagination. Sixela Neol takes the cake. 🙂

  35. Alexis Leon said,

    July 4, 2006 at 10:36 pm

    Dewaker: Thanks Dewaker. sharon-would-be-stoned of amazement . That was a nice

    Abhi: Thanks Abhi.

    Mind Curry: You are in a lot of trouble bro. Not going home. Good idea 🙂 Kevlar vests, full body armors, full-face helmets, etc. are some of the things that I can suggest.

    Suji: Thank you Suji.

  36. Jo said,

    July 5, 2006 at 12:06 am

    Am gonna comment on the pics posted here. 🙂 Great photoshop work!!! And I LOLd on the first pic! 😀

  37. silverine said,

    July 5, 2006 at 8:49 am

    @MC: LOL
    We are all here to protect you..Alexis has just promoted me to the post of Centurion in the Imperial Army of Bloggers (IAB) which mean no one has the Gaul er..gall to touch my friends.

    @Alexis: You missed out WMD’s …it may not do much harm but might just disable Miss Scissors for a while 🙂
    And just to let you know I didnt miss out on the “Come on guys make my day” :p

  38. Alexis Leon said,

    July 5, 2006 at 9:54 am

    Jo: Thank you Jo. And my congratulations on your job and the singing assignments.

    silverine: I did not miss WMD. I have joined the Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction. So I am against the use of it, even on Miss. Scissors, though she deserves it for what she did to poor MC. I can picture you saying to Miss. Scissors “Go ahead sissy, make my day” 🙂

    @MC: Since the Centurion of the IAB has promised to protect you, I think you can venture back home and probably discard the protective gear 😉

  39. anu said,

    July 5, 2006 at 1:12 pm

    ha..!! ha..!! ha..!!
    fantastic..!! superb..!! kidilam..!!
    really im at a loss for words.. *hugs*
    and txs for tagging me..

  40. Mind Curry said,

    July 5, 2006 at 9:09 pm

    wow..i feel good now..i think i will take a peek at home from the outside tonight 🙂
    thanks IAB centurion (is this related to the 100th post?!), i owe you one!

  41. Alexis Leon said,

    July 6, 2006 at 11:41 pm

    anu: Thank you anu. Looking forward to see/read your take at the tag.

    Mind Curry: 🙂

  42. Dhanush said,

    July 7, 2006 at 3:49 pm

    Completed Sir. Enjoy !!

  43. silverine said,

    July 8, 2006 at 8:46 am

    @Mind Curry: Yes it was the promotion from Alexis on my 100th post that saved your skin….and bones… and er…other parts 🙂

  44. Ganja Turtle said,

    July 12, 2006 at 9:25 pm

    whoa! thats some neat work! arent we all suckers for intelligent women!

    And I remember devouring The Completed Works of Sherlock Holmes at age 14-15…the 5 orange pips esp…the rhine falls…actually when I visited the rhine falls, i was thinking of where moriarty and holmes would have fallen down from…

    And the violin…but ofcourse nothing but the exquistite violin for an intellectual like you! 😉

  45. Pradip Somasundaran said,

    July 13, 2006 at 6:11 pm

    Dear Alexis,
    I came here accidentally from Jo’s place. In fact he was the one who introduced me to the wonderful world of blogging a few months ago. So I am just a newbie in the blogosphere. I am amazed by your website & blog! It’s really awesome. I had heard about you many years back but am really coming to know you better just now! Your tag is very very creative. I also read that you love music. Please do visit my blog when u have the time. I will be honoured if you could leave your observations. Will be frequenting here from now!

    Pradip Somasundaran

  46. Alexis Leon said,

    July 13, 2006 at 7:55 pm

    Ganja Turtle: Thank you monsieur. You visited the Rhine falls. Trace the marble folds of The Pieta,…. You could have added Imagining from where Holmes and Moriarty fell down at the Rhine falls… to your tour description 🙂

    Ah ha… violin, my favorite musical instrument. But could never learn or master it, even though I tried. You can read about by violin experiments at

    Pradip Somasundaran: Welcome to my blog. Oh yes, I love music. I am a regular visitor at Jo’s blog and now I think I will be at your blog too. Best wishes Pradip.

  47. Ganja Turtle said,

    July 13, 2006 at 9:13 pm

    Hi Alex…that violin links not working…yeah, been once to switzerland in my entire life but tend to shoot off as if i visit europe every mth 😉

    btw, hw did u make silverines page view as one whole thing? 3 diff print screens merged using photoshop?

  48. Alexis Leon said,

    July 13, 2006 at 9:46 pm

    Ganja Turtle: There is some problem with the comment template, till I sort it out I think it is better to give the link directly. Now you can go to my violin experiments 🙂

    No, I used Snagit. It has the facility to capture the scrolling browser window.