Pattern Recognition

by Dhamaka

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

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"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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what the office sky wasn't

walla_walla says:

WOW! the sky look unreal!

7th Sep 2006, 08:20

Caine says:

Amazing, D. Great photo.

7th Sep 2006, 08:21

Dhamaka says:

because it is, I'm afraid. I was trying to find a way to darken the houses in photoshop but decided quickly that I don't know enough and don't have the time to find out. As you can see, while I didn't manage that, the results were quite interesting.

7th Sep 2006, 08:22

Dhamaka says:

thank you Caine and Walla_Walla - the actual image is one of the ones I posted next

7th Sep 2006, 08:23

anonymous says:

Haha... You got the best way of learning photoshop worked out... play with it until you break it :-)

7th Sep 2006, 08:35

Caine says:

Yes, I noted the actual image. Still, this is arresting, and enchanted looking. We all need a bit of magic now and again. :)

7th Sep 2006, 08:39

Dhamaka says:

:) thanks Caine. It seems the jabs are making me paranoid about misleading people too..

7th Sep 2006, 09:16

seaneeboy says:



7th Sep 2006, 09:24

nige says:

hehe. cool. looks like a Hot Gossip video from the Kenny Everett show...

7th Sep 2006, 11:42

paintist says:

or the final scene from Poltergeist.....

7th Sep 2006, 11:59

DocD says:

Like it - very dramatic

7th Sep 2006, 17:28

Dhamaka says:

thank you :D

(I wish I knew how I did it though..)

7th Sep 2006, 17:30

Twiglet says:

What Sean said. The end of the world!!

7th Sep 2006, 17:32

omg i wish the sky looked like that! i love shots like these!

8th Sep 2006, 12:13

Dhamaka says:

:D Thank you all!

8th Sep 2006, 23:23

ouch says:

Now, that is eeeeeerrrrriiiieeee :)

9th Sep 2006, 00:27

Dhamaka says:


9th Sep 2006, 06:48

swamprose says:

definitely the apocalypse. again. right outside your window. you're just a photoshop queen.

9th Sep 2006, 07:32