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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black and white version here.


Sylvia K

Awesome capture as always, Dave! Perfect for the day! Hope your week is off to a great start!


Johanna S

Really cool shot - the mask is almost glowing !
Tx for your comment and explaining - I will try the smokeshoting.


Wow really cool capture.
Now i like this alot.
I wish you were here to take a photo of my bison skull. that would be neat.


i really can't decide whichi i like the best, the black and white or this one. both are awesome to me.

Nora Johnson

Such a cool shot - wonderful!

Lola & Nora:)


WoW! Awesome!



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Rinkly Rimes

That is a very atmospheric picture. I felt I wanted to entitle it 'Peaceful Death'; there is something so serenly sad about it. And, of course, the colour is great.


Amazing how much emotion a blank mask can evoke.

Wonderful shot Dave.

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Fascinating effect from light and shadow. An excellent, eyecatching picture.


the b&w was cool but this is REALLY cool.


Many times wearing, to allow ones own to fall.

An amazing picture indeed. Thank you as well for your comment, much appreciated. Please have a good Tuesday.

daily athens


Very nicely done. I like the way the mask blends into the background. I like the B&W too, but in this case I think I prefer the color.


good job here. love the color. you don't even see where the red shade ends or starts. the two tone blended well. another great effect.

Mustang Sally

Very Spooky feeling, Looks like the cover to a horror story.


i like the colors..very nice!


halloween celebration? Do they do it a big way in UK?

Sharon's Landscape of Life

all I can say is VERY PERFECT! :)
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Pagan Sphinx

Tastefully sinister. Mysterious. Slightly dangerous. I like it in red best. Well done!


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