I am a 42-year old husband and father. I was an avid computer gamer and DOF, F-stops and the like were foreign to me until my wife introduced me to photography.

I began shooting during the latter part of March 2010 and quickly became addicted to it. I started this blog to share my journey and to learn along the way. Special thanks to my wife Eng who encouraged me and to all my friends in Blogosphere who shared their knowledge and taught me to further this craft.

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dare to be different # 4 - self portrait

hi guys, welcome to another episode of my "dare to be different" series,... and this is my first self portrait.

as i've mentioned previously , this series is my way of being myself in photography. here you can expect something different from what i normally post.


Greyscale Territory

A most unusual sight! These two guys seem to be involved in some odd, one sided dialogue where one is conversing but the other seems to be dreaming elsewhere! Interesting shot!

Ashley Sisk

I like it. I just bought a wireless trigger for my camera so I could take more creative self-portraits. I always hate pressing my timer and running in front to snap a picture. I'm looking forward to the experiment. I love how your photo pieced together so naturally. I haven't mastered that in PSE.


Awesome, super creative.


Very witty! Makes me want to give it a try myself...


Cool blogg!



Way cool, great concept, great execution.

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Funny, interesting, AND cool.

Carolyn Ford

Unless you have a twin...that's you twice! How creative and cool this is! And, pristine photo stitching. Very creative.


Very cool and what a great idea for a self portrait. Well done! Happy WW!

Sukhmandir Kaur

Very interesting perspective. Digital photography has so many creative options, it's really fun to experiment with. I love the caption, composition and colors in this theme.

And Miles To Go...

I love the way you did that! Excellent.

EG Wow

You are very. very clever...that's for sure!


What a neat idea for this post. It is probably just as well we do not know what they are thinking or saying.


Hey Dave, great job on that! Now which one is you??? LOL! I take a risk on putting myself in front of the lens once for fear of breaking it, I certainly wouldn't want to risk it twice.


Very clever... AND LOL myself reading Scott's comment above!


This is interesting, I like the way you did this. :)


Hey that was sooo cool!


Nice to meet both of you LOL


I like photos like that. Both fun and cool. :-)


I like how you pasted two views of yourself on the bench. The closeness of the brick color is outstanding.

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Luna Miranda

cool! i thought you got twins for a model.:p

excellent work!

Rosie @ Centre of Interest

Thats cool Dave - I thought you had a twin at first!


Oh, this is very clever - a really good photo and unlike wigs, you can't see the join ;-)


what a clever idea...and execution.


Hahahaha! Supertrupernice!


looking good!!
add a few more of you and you've got a team ;)


This made me smile! Quite fun and creative!


Very nice and original !


very creative you are. keep it up!!


very good photo shop, how did you do it. may be it's your twin.


Very clever! And fun ;-)


There are two of you! Your ego and your id? Very creative.


That's what I call being beside yourself! Great work.

To answer your question on the fireworks shots, I was probably no more than a few hundred yards from where they were launching. The trees between me and them make it look further I think.


I understand the self portrait experience, but seeing this guy on the right.... I would not trust him were I you, looking at your business like that! :-) Cool shot(s) Dave!


hahaha, i would like to do this too, but still do not know how, hopefully, with my free time this summer, i would be able to learn something new to improve my photos as well.


Amen to Betchai... how did you do that? Tips again please... wink* Spoiled ba? hahahaha pasensya nawiwili na ako eh.


@all, thanks for all your generous comments.

@HOOTIN' ANNI, the bricks background is one and original, i used a layer mask to make the second image appear.


LOl, it's hilarious. Saw this post just now... don't know how I didn't see it the last time I visited your blog. At first sight I thought they were twin brothers, but then I saw the title... lol. Thanks for giving me a good laugh.

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