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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Merry Christmas and Sorry

Merry Christmas to all

I'm back, temporarily, that is. This is to let you all know that Im still here and ok, its just that this month of December has been really tough for me.

I want to greet you all a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year and at the same time I want to apologize for my absence and for not being able to visit your blog. I hope to post and comment again more often in the new year.

Again, many apologies for posting and running.



Cheers and all the best, hope 2011 starts better than 2010 seems to end for you.


I know the feeling, I've barely posted myself.

Happy holidays, and wishing you the best of new years.

My photography is available for purchase - visit Around the Island Photography and bring home something beautiful today!


I've been a little off the radar lately also,but it's good to see your latest post and have a Merry Christmas.


we miss you lots, come back when you can, i understand. Happy Holidays and i wish you much happiness and good health in the new year

Sylvia K

Terrific! And we do miss you, Dave, but we also understand! Wishing you Happy Holidays and look forward to seeing you in the new year!!



No need to say sorry. Hope you are alright.

Love the snowman photo. Big smile :-)

aka Penelope

Hope all is well in your world, Dave! Best wishes of the season to you and your family.

Photo Cache

Happy Christmas. Hope you and yours will have a peaceful Holiday season.


Good to "hear" from you. Hope you enjoy a blessed and beautiful Christmas. Do take care and we shall all look for you in the new year.


No need to apologize! Everyone understands, I hope. Life is life and sometimes we have so many things to do or troubles to overcome, or illnesses to fight with and problems to solve... that we cannot find time or force to say "hello" to our blog friends... The important thing is that you are O.K.!I wish you and your family wonderful holidays and a HAPPY New Year!

Rachel Roushey

I know how you are feeling, the month of December has seemed to just fly by! Happy Christmas and enjoy some time to yourself and your family and friends!

Greyscale Territory

A beautiful photo! Love the colours and bokeh!

I think so many of us have had a crazy end of year with a few problems tossed in to challenge us to the limit! That has been my story too! I am just hanging in! So you are not alone!

A very happy Christmas to you!


Cheers - and enjoy the season!

Oakland Daily Photo

Don't worry about us. Keep well and post when you can. Wishing you and your family a peaceful holiday and an inspiring 2011.

BraCom (Bram)

Beautiful My World Tuesday posting

Merry Christmas and have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

Link to My Word Tuesday post!

Seen on My World Tuesday


Yes me to. Ive hardly posted myself.
but that will change in the new year.
merry christmas to you and your family.


Cheers to you and have a happy holiday!

Stacey Dawn

Totally understand...take care of you and yours. We'll be here. Merry Christmas!

Ashley Sisk

No worries Dave - I hope everything gets better sooner...Merry Christmas to you and your family!


Merry Christmas also to you Dave, and greetings also of a wonderful Christmas to Eng and Ysa.

Same here, I also seldom update my blog, once a week :) Hope you have a wonderful New Year too.


No problem - post when you want and can.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your dear ones.

Mustang Sally

Merry Christmas to you and yours also, Dave. I've been scarce myself and grincherly at that, trying to find (or hiding from) some kind of Christmas Spirit.

Better days are coming, believe that.


Thank you for your comment! Greetings and blessings to you and your lovely family for christmas!

Martha (MM)

I can certainly understand, it's been the same way for me the last few months, no need to apologize! I hope you and Eng have a wonderful holiday season!

T. Becque

I think you need to have some of that Bell's yourself and take it easy! I'm wishing you the happiest thoughts for you and your family. Merry Christmas!


Xmas is a busy time for al of us. So here's wishing you and all the family a wonderful Xmas and all the very best for 2011. Kev


It's quite understandable that being busy one is not able to visit & comment for fellow bloggers... but hey everyone has busy patch(es) here and there same's going on with me too...

Wish you and your family a merry Christmas too...

Pixellicious Photos


Dave , Merry Christmas to you and your family. I know you have a full plate . I do right now too for the next few days.
Come by when you can. I appricate you and love your photography . As always family is first.
Hugs my friend.


Funny little photo.

So glad you find time to post...I have been struggling to post let alone visit others. It is a tough time of year to squeeze all things in so you must make choices.

Tammie Lee

may the new year feel much more better for you.
thank you for your lovely greeting!


Hi Dave and Family
Many blessings to you all. I hope the new year is filled with love and happiness,

Kilauea Poetry

Hey..Aloha- I understand (sometimes it feels like homework) hah..Wishing you a fabulous Christmas to you and your family! (I just noticed your white mushroom..in the rain looks like)- incredible!
My best,

Dorian Susan

Lovely bokeh shot....and I like the snowman with a brewsky.


Cheers and a Happy Christmas to you and yours, Dave! Love the photo. :)

I hope 2011 brings you much joy, laughter, and love.


What a cute photo. I hope the new year brings you joy and peace.

Merry Christmas!


will the whisky melt the snowman?

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