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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31st Jan 2007, 16:41   | tags:,

Euphro says:

A good trust to be a part of :D

31st Jan 2007, 16:52

Blue Nun the winner again? That always wins

31st Jan 2007, 19:07

Tori says:

Wait, why wasn't I invited?

31st Jan 2007, 19:12

paintist says:

the top pic looks like an exam room...( shivers)..

any that you would recommend D?

31st Jan 2007, 19:50

harimanjaro says:

So let's get this straight, you can do courses on drinking wine? And I wasted my time studying computing... *sob*

31st Jan 2007, 20:00

Dhamaka says:

hari - yep :D

paintist - not yet, there is an exam tomorrow..

taniwha - 19 different wines was enough, thanks

tori - any time..

BT - keep it

Euphro - it is indeed

Boet - have another one...

31st Jan 2007, 21:21

JokerXL says:

I could do that, hic, no one ever asked me, hic, didn't want me in on it, hic, 'fraid I'd be too good at it! Hic.
Zzzzzzzzz

1st Feb 2007, 09:23

Dhamaka says:

:)
I missed the test. I've such a bad cold today I doubt I'd even taste a chilli. I've asked if they can arrange for me to do it (and the rest of the day) another time

1st Feb 2007, 12:28

midlife says:

Feel better

2nd Feb 2007, 05:22

Tori says:

Sorry to hear you are sick :( If I were closer I would make you soup.

2nd Feb 2007, 05:57

Dhamaka says:

I love soup

*begs

(midlife - don't tell Tori I'm feeling better already because I'm holding out for that soup)

2nd Feb 2007, 09:18

yatesybear says:

Uhmmm big glasses, big bold wine I hope

4th Feb 2007, 09:54

emperor says:

Is this a wine bar?

2nd Dec 2007, 10:58

Dhamaka says:

no, emperor - it is a class room where you learn all about wine, how it's made, what they call it, the vines and grapes that are best for a reason.... lots more

there's an exam at the end of it too :(

2nd Dec 2007, 20:07