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by Dhamaka

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"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"........ Albert Einstein

My new dance photography blog, DanceTog is here

My formal G20Voice blog is here

"When you're standing on a comfortable rug, you have to expect it to be pulled from under your feet sometimes"
........ Ben Moor
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This is my personal blog, not a venue for saleable images. In fact, because it's here that I share things that are important to me with the members of the moblog community, photo quality's not my priority. Events, occasions, achievements, thoughts, trips and experiments - you'll find them all here. Contact me for the development version of my photo portfolio, for a selection of saleable images or visit my dance photography blog or my website for cuttings. And remember that all photos remain my copyright unless I've specifically said otherwise.

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"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle I no longer despair for the future of the human race"
........ H G Wells

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better"
........ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Luck favours the prepared mind"
........ Louis Pasteur

"Never to get lost is not to live, not to know how to get lost brings you to destruction, and somewhere in the terra incognita in between lies a life of discovery."
........ Rebecca Solnit

"Give, give, give -- what is the point of having experience, knowledge or talent if I don't give it away? Of having stories if I don't tell them to others? Of having wealth if I don't share it? I don't intend to be cremated with any of it! It is in giving that I connect with others, with the world and with the divine."
........ Isabel Allende

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs - ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
........ Harold Thurman Whitman

"The real voyage of discovery consists not of seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes...."
........ Marcel Proust

"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.. you have no such accurate remembrance of a country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle...."
........ Ernest Hemingway

"Ambition leads me not only father than any other man has been before me, but as far as I think it is possible for man to go."
........ James Cook

"The grand show is enternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapour is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls."
........ John Muir

"The bicycle is the most civilised conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart."
........ Iris Murdoch

"Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your picture...."
........ Don McCullin

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23rd Jun 2006, 18:43   | tags:

Twiglet says:

Yay for the Routemaster!!!

23rd Jun 2006, 18:50

Dhamaka says:


23rd Jun 2006, 18:52

paintist says:

great have a very steady hand shot, were you on your bike or standing in the road?

23rd Jun 2006, 18:54

yourhermione says:

Looks like it was a busy day!

23rd Jun 2006, 19:12

Dhamaka says:

Just visiting a friend in the early evening, yourH

thanks paintist - on my bike. Actually from my bike mostly, which isn't quite as dangerous as it sounds..

23rd Jun 2006, 19:52

Caine (NLI) says:

I love the top shot, and the second is wonderfully whimsical. :)

23rd Jun 2006, 21:39

JokerXL says:

Cycling and blogging D?
tut tut

23rd Jun 2006, 22:16

Dhamaka says:

thanks Caine.
I followed the bus for a while to make sure I really was seeing a little toy stuck on the back window!

Joker - that sounds a little familiar....

But no, it takes quite sophisticated kit to travel and blog at the same time... Such as the kit that a large truck might carry, for example.. I was obeying the road markings and stopped momentarily to keep the space clear :-P

but I have to admit that I learned how to take photos and cycle at the same time in Argentina. So much of that country is beautiful that it was impossible to dismount and take photos 'properly' all the time - I'd never have got anywhere!

23rd Jun 2006, 22:57

EVILMINK269 says:

I abosulutely adore London, I wish it weren't so difficult for us poor Yanks to migrate. LOL!

Thanks D again, your pictures always make me *home* sick.

Keep em coming and if you want to see anything from California let me know I'll try to accomodate you! :D

24th Jun 2006, 05:26

JokerXL says:


24th Jun 2006, 06:37

MaggieD says:

OOOhh Routemasters ..... bring back routemasters ....... ban the bendy buses ..... lovely pics .... you do have a knack of capturing the Londonness of London ...

24th Jun 2006, 14:22

Dhamaka says:

Thanks EvilM and Maggie :-)

24th Jun 2006, 15:26