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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I love this, especially the way the prow of the boat seems to be bearing right down on the viewer.

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Beautiful. Love the perspective.


The colours speak about the glorious days, sunk in the past...


Cool picture on the stranded boat !
Love the angle too :)


Gorgeous! Definitely something you would expect to see on the gallery wall.

Carolyn Ford

This is something with a huge "WOW" factor! Your HDR skills are superb, and such an excellent perspective. Very impressive work!


Vibrant, vivid.. the hull looking large! Wonderful shot.


This is great. I love it.

Sylvia K

Vibrant colors! Such a dramatic, superb capture as always, Dave! Have a great week!


EG Wow

It's amazing how you make a photo look like a painting. :)


this is marvelous..
Have a sunny Tuesday!

Poetic Shutterbug

This is spectacular and what a story I'm sure behind it.

J Bar

Sensational shot. Marvellous work.

T. Becque

Wow Dave, fabulous! Your angle is great, and the colors lend themselves to old pirating days!


Spectacular composition. It almost looks as though the boat is trying to fight its way free of the chains.

Rinkly Rimes

A really powerful image and the colour is so rich that it enhances it.

Luna Miranda

i love the mood and colors in this photo.


Dave, this picture is soooo cool. This would be a beautiful photo to print on canvas and hang on the wall! Your work is excellent, a gamer turned photographer... who would have thought! :D Maybe I should convince my guy (who is an avid gamer) to turn to photography too :)


Wonderful Dave! Where was this?

Johanna S

Wonderful shot - love the work you done with it - stunning!


Wow its awesome.
Have a great week.

R e g i n a

Birgitta "foto CHIP"

The combination of the colours and the composition are so artistic - a unique picture :)



you put so much character into the subject. great composition... tones... hue... everything. great job.

aka Penelope

Such an intriguing picture … full of mystery with promise of adventure for the “stranded”.


Very artsy, the feeling of isolation is complete. Perhaps a little more work to enhance the desolation factor?



i love seeing your photograph, the colors and subject are quite drammatic, thanks for sharing.

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Tink *~*~*

Love this, looks like a painting :) And there is something about the shape of the boat that reminds me of Markus Pierson's "Wind of Change"



oh my ! really cool combination. this looks like a beautiful painting. nice!


This is really amazing! Beautiful and dramatic photo.
Wish you a nice day:-)

Kilauea Poetry

Ahh, what nice tones! Very creative and your subject is again terrific!


this is one of the most beautiful, haunting, compelling photos I've ever seen.


I love this shot too! The wood and the colors are just wonderful. Well done, Dave!


wow, what a wonderful shot!



I can't stop looking at this! I am in love with the processing!


Your pictures just keep on amazing me, I am so glad I found your site. Thank you!

Mary Lou

I love this boat photo. Do you sell?

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