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 # 5 - panoramic view

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the photo is made up of six individual shots stitched together. you need to see the enlarged photo to truly enjoy the view.



photos taken in Compton Acres Gardens, Poole, Dorset

st. john's wort

macro shot of a st john's work (hypericum) anther. if you like what you see, i implore you to click and view this one.


im still housebound and here is one of companions at the moment - erythromycin capsule. ( music please...)

before and after # 4 - windows

mouse-over the image to view the unedited one. if for some reason the mouse-over is not working you can still view the edited version here and the sooc here.

this is a composite of five images - the main background, the man, extension to the right, extension to the top of the building, the sky.

the pond


100 sooc project 1/100 - leaves

white drosophila

hamworthy shore

6am, hamworthy shore, poole

the village

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.