Pattern Recognition

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
Global Warming - the debate

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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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Caine says:

Beautiful, D. Soft, silky and the everyday business of life going on.

30th Jul 2006, 06:18

paintist says:

sigh?

30th Jul 2006, 06:19

Dhamaka says:

You've got it in one Caine. Ephemeral beauty and life goes on

Paintist yes, I think I've managed to inadvertently offend someone.... again

30th Jul 2006, 06:40

paintist says:

:-(

30th Jul 2006, 06:42

EVILMINK269 says:

awesome shot~

30th Jul 2006, 09:00

nige says:

it's beautiful.a rose by any other name...

30th Jul 2006, 09:08

taniwha says:

I dunno Nige, I don't think people would like them as gifts if they were called Crap Weeds

30th Jul 2006, 09:15

nige says:

lol taniwha. you might be right.

ahh, semantics...

30th Jul 2006, 09:18

Dhamaka says:

... you guys...

(comes back) Taniwha - if it was my favourite colour blue and called Crap Weeds I'd still like it

(comes back again) indeed Nige and thanks Boet

30th Jul 2006, 10:15

taniwha says:

Dhamaka - I wish there was some way of testing this scientifically

30th Jul 2006, 10:36

Dhamaka says:

Taniwha - all beautiful blue bouquets accepted with admiring alacrity...

30th Jul 2006, 11:19

JokerXL says:

*sends E-cuddle*

30th Jul 2006, 15:17

Dhamaka says:

thank you guys..
I had a particularly wobby moment there..

*Sends thank you hugs back

30th Jul 2006, 20:02

nige says:

just seen this again.

:(

30th Jul 2006, 20:51

Dhamaka says:

I hope you got the thank you hug I just sent then..

30th Jul 2006, 21:10

nige says:

i didn't receive it. on sms?

30th Jul 2006, 23:46

Dhamaka says:

no nige, 3 posts above your last

31st Jul 2006, 02:15

nige says:

oh...

*taps side of head*

*hears hollow sound*

31st Jul 2006, 07:21

Viv says:

missed you being sad - hope you are feeling a bit better now

life seems more difficult nowadays - before we had so many choices we just got on with it

but then the choices seem to be something of an illusion anyway

just got to remember to keep looking at the positives and chip away at the problems

manage to chat up your editor so that you can travel to Varna?

31st Jul 2006, 22:27

Dhamaka says:

Thanks Viv,
I don't see life as having that many choices - if I try and stay true to myself there's usually only one path
I'm flying to Borgas and back from Varna with thomsons and just have to find a way to get from Borgas to Sofia at the beginning and from Sofia to Varna after the first week now

2nd Aug 2006, 23:48