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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"
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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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Thames Festival & Tango too

nige says:

2,3 & the last shot are my faves. love the way you've captured (St. Pauls?) in that second shot. really quite amazing, D.

17th Sep 2006, 08:43

Twiglet says:

I like th one with all the feet in it.

17th Sep 2006, 08:44

Dhamaka says:

thanks guys

Nige - they have so many posters and penants and decorations up that it was nearly impossible to get the national icons in the background, so thanks for noticing it.

Boet - that's what tango is about :) Let me know what you think of the sequence I'm going to post next

Twiglet - so do I. One of the pro photographers there spent quite a while taking shots of me taking the feet shots and he says he'll send them which should be interesting

17th Sep 2006, 09:00

Caine says:

Wow, fabulous series. Too difficult to pick faves, but the last shot gets a special rave for capturing the soul of tango.

17th Sep 2006, 09:14

Dhamaka says:

thanks Caine - I can't pick either, which is why I'm posting another two lots of photos

17th Sep 2006, 09:20

Viv says:

they're really good - love the girl laughing

17th Sep 2006, 11:13

Dhamaka says:

dancing Tango with Trim. She's lovely. I know her name but don't know if she'd appreciate me using it here.

(edit) Trim says she won't mind - her name is Michaela

Shortly after this shot Trim had enough and bumped me away without even loosing a tango beat in his dance with her.

17th Sep 2006, 14:08

Spike says:

oh D, that second to last it Fabulous!!

17th Sep 2006, 17:44

Dhamaka says:


17th Sep 2006, 18:12

trim says:

love the photo of the legs - you need no info or context for that image to know exactly what is going on.

Mi loves your pic of the two of us dancing, she just e-mailed to say that it made her smile again this morning.

Be warned though people, if you hang out with D you will get blogged. D, I think it only fair you post one of those photos I took of you and Simon dancing. I'm sure your friends would like to see you in action too...

18th Sep 2006, 09:14

Dhamaka says:

Trim - I do normally ask people's permission, but you know me..
thanks for the compliment on the leg photo too.

Mandy - let me wait to see what I get from Marcello (the pro photographer who took some of me) and I'll post some then. Meanwhile you can see me dancing salsa in one of Uber_Spy's photos, here

18th Sep 2006, 10:01