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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smoke revisited


you can view my first ever smoke shot here.



So beautiful!

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I looked at the first smoke, incredible and so is this one and I am with the how did you do it comment. is this a photo that you played with or did you make this yourself? its wonderful


Awesome job. Someday I will try this...maybe after you post a tutorial. ;)


I've read about these smoke photos, absolutely gorgeous. I'm going to have to try some for Phun Phriday! Great job Dave.

Cecilia Artista

Awesome! I do really like your image!


Really a great job ! This texture seems liquide ; nicely done !


Looked at your previos smoke photo.Both are very nice and something I have not seen done before.You will have to give us the low down on how you did them.

Martha (MM)

Wow, what a perfect Color Carnival photo!


I guess we're all waiting for the instruction manual!


I have tried this once before with no success. Are you willing to give up some secrets or web address. Both shots are awesome!


fantastic. again... how did you do that? LOL


Yes Dave, how did you do that? :D That's the question of the day. Do tell! It's absolutely beautiful :)


This is absolutely beautiful... Almost surreal...WOW!!!


tips, tips, tips! hahaha! everyone seems to be asking how you did such an awesome smoke image! why don't you put up a photography tutorial for free? haha! wishful thinking!

hope and pray Eng is recuperating well. hugs to Ysa.


Art art art :-) my friend :-9

Rinkly Rimes

What a wotk of art! However did you do it?


I know I've read somewhere about doing the colorful smoke, but now I can't remember how to do it. Simply beautiful.


Dave many thanks for your detailed reply about how you took the shot. Some of it is definitely above my head and I need to read more. I have a 300-700mm Sigma lens and used it to take the shot. Any ideas of how to make it better?

Mustang Sally

Love, Love, LOVE what you did here! Awesome shot, and put me on the list that wants to know how you did it. Can't wait to see more.


I was hoping you'd give away the secret too. I'd assume it was light painting of some kind, but smoke doesn't really hold still enough for that.

However you did it, it's great!


Wow! Very very nice shot. I can't even imagine how you got this.

Martha (MM)

Congrats! I just saw that you were the winner at Color Carnival this week! :-)


Wow! That is quite the shot.


Wow! That's so cool. Would love to learn how you did it.

Johanna S

This is sooo cool - I want to do this - what kind of smoke is it? The rainbow colors are perfect !!!
Have a very nice day!

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