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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

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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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Start Wearing Purple

Mandy. says:

do like that last one, do.

k now i'm really leaving...

11th Sep 2006, 18:08

mouseninja says:

ooohhh.... pretty :)

purple's my favourite :)

11th Sep 2006, 18:09

OJ says:

Are they echt purple carrots or am I imagining that?

11th Sep 2006, 18:13

Dhamaka says:

:-) thanks guys

11th Sep 2006, 18:13

seaneeboy says:

Staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaart a-whearing puuurple... for me NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!

11th Sep 2006, 18:15

Dhamaka says:

they are echt purple carrots indeed OJ

Sean - yay!!!


11th Sep 2006, 18:18

OJ says:

Mmm, tell me what they're like.

11th Sep 2006, 18:23

Dhamaka says:

I'm afraid I shot the photo in the supermarket because it fit the theme I was building.. sorry OJ

11th Sep 2006, 18:24

FilbertFox says:

i wear purple when ever i can. most things are improved bu being purple

11th Sep 2006, 18:26

Gael says:

"... and I'd wear the purple shirt 'cos it makes you laugh and I would too."

11th Sep 2006, 18:33

OJ says:

I might even wear my purple-top-that-isn't-sodding-navy-thank-you tomorrow in your honour Dhamaka.

Sorry for swearing.

11th Sep 2006, 18:54

Dhamaka says:

OJ - I'm guessing there's a history to your top of which I'm unaware... but blog it.. please...

You too FF. Not sure there's a point in asking Gael because even if she was wearing purple it would most likely not appear on her blog as that colour...

11th Sep 2006, 18:59

Gael says:

: )
My favourite outfit is the aubergine suit that I wore when we first met at the WNA gallery !

11th Sep 2006, 19:01

crickson says:

What are the things in the bottom picture?

11th Sep 2006, 19:01

Dhamaka says:

I liked that too Gael - strange to think it was just a year ago!

Crickson it's one of those cleaning brush thinggies - macro shot of course

11th Sep 2006, 19:07

paintist says:


When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other people's gardens . . .

11th Sep 2006, 19:08

Gael says:

you just beat me to it! Love that poem ; )

11th Sep 2006, 19:09

Dhamaka says:

I love it too, but the song of the title is a little different..

11th Sep 2006, 19:10

Gael says:

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.
(Jenny Joseph)

11th Sep 2006, 19:11

Dhamaka says:

yay for practicing!!!
maybe we should have a moblog purple posing day...

11th Sep 2006, 19:12

paintist says:

mmmm shopping.....give me time to find something really purple...

11th Sep 2006, 19:14

paintist says:

gogol it a good tune? or is it their name you like :-)

11th Sep 2006, 19:14

swamprose says:

Start wearing purple wearing purple
Start wearing purple for me now
All your sanity and wits they will all vanish
I promise, it's just a matter of time...

favourite biking song. : )

11th Sep 2006, 19:16

Dhamaka says:

I think it's a great tune - Paintist

11th Sep 2006, 19:58

the song is really fun and the band rock!

that is all

11th Sep 2006, 20:01

Dhamaka says:

Paintist - incoming

Swamprose - you have excellent taste

11th Sep 2006, 20:01

Viv says:

I like purple!
got a cardy / shirt type thing somewhere and a gorgeous aubergine shirt - somewhere between red and puple and toal empathy with the poem - getting close!

11th Sep 2006, 20:05

Caine says:

Fabulous series, I love it! Mmmmm, umeboshi. Time for lightly steamed broccoli with umeboshi vinegar.

11th Sep 2006, 20:10

Geodyne says:

Great shots, D. Oddly familiar.

Gael - I *do* like that suit. It really suits you.

11th Sep 2006, 20:10

Sprocket says:

what the heck is the last one – purple jellyfish?

11th Sep 2006, 20:45

Dhamaka says:

Its a cleaning brush Sprocket

Really Geodyne? Possibly because I kept wandering off to shoot purple things in our little supermarket expedition

Thanks Caine, sounds divine

Paintist - I'm giving up on the email today, I'll send it when I'm back to civilisation and broadband

11th Sep 2006, 21:01

Sprocket says:

oh, a cleaning brush – obviously being a bloke I don't go down the cleaning utensils aisle in the supermarket

11th Sep 2006, 21:22

Love that last shot. Almost looks like neurons or something.

11th Sep 2006, 21:55

puddlepuff says:

I can't,.... signed a contract with pink.

11th Sep 2006, 21:59

Dhamaka says:

thanks Rare
shame on you Puff ;)

12th Sep 2006, 06:46

paintist says:

Hahaha love it... !!!!

12th Sep 2006, 10:50

Dhamaka says:

good :-)

12th Sep 2006, 10:57

Dhamaka says:

oh yes, and now most of us are on the same sheet, I draw your attention to the tags for this post...

12th Sep 2006, 10:58


12th Sep 2006, 11:02

Dhamaka says:


12th Sep 2006, 11:04

paintist says:

oooo cadburys.......

12th Sep 2006, 11:06

Dhamaka NLI says:

you think my plotblogging is that simple Paintist?...

12th Sep 2006, 11:13

paintist says:

I havent really got to grips with the subtleties of plotblogging yet..... so no cadburys then...they will be upset, everyone loves the choc.....

12th Sep 2006, 11:18

Dhamaka says:


12th Sep 2006, 11:40

Dhamaka says:

Ohayo Gozaimasu Kozika San
British Standard time now 05:57

Yes, I like Japanese Umeboshi very much

I have not eaten Japanese Ocyazuke before but it looks delicious

13th Sep 2006, 06:00

Dhamaka says:


watashitachi wa tomodachi desu
anata wa sore o suru hitsuyoo ga nai
watashi wa li kangai o totemo o yorokonde
u fu fu

(I really hope that makes sense, it is well past the limits of my knowledge of the language, please forgive me if I have said something stupid or insulting because it was not my intention)

13th Sep 2006, 15:32

Dhamaka says:


Hello Kozika San
I am very pleased you like it

u fu fu

All of these sound tracks ar on the market but they are from different albums, different singers and different musicians. If you would like more information about any of them please send me an email and I will tell you what else I know.

14th Sep 2006, 14:02

Dhamaka says:

I am very pleased you are interested!

14th Sep 2006, 14:12

Dhamaka says:


I will give you a list of the albums, artists and song origins where I know them, but I have forgotten what order they are on the CD. Would you please send me a list of the tracks so I can do it properly?

thank you Kozika San

14th Sep 2006, 14:19

Uber_Spy says:

hehe - everything explained now :)

14th Sep 2006, 14:46

Dhamaka says:

OK Kozika San - I will do my best

Uber ???

14th Sep 2006, 15:44

Dhamaka says:


thank you for your understanding and patience Kozika San


15th Sep 2006, 08:04