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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Hallstaetter See and environs

MaggieD says:

Wow, D, I have just had a quick look through your last few days posts (playing catch up) ..... there are some amazing pics there ... I am now sold on a holiday to Austria ..... hope you have had some relaxation time and the shoulder hasn't caused too many problems ....

9th Aug 2007, 16:29

anonymous says:

such a good set. the water is so still; and that last one, good timing with the splash!

9th Aug 2007, 17:17

Dhamaka says:

thank you Maggie. It was never supposed to be relaxing, but it is great fun and the people are lovely :)

Mandy - thank you :)

9th Aug 2007, 19:49

Caine says:

Fantastic series, D. The top shot is splendidly verdant and I love the ripply water. The 2nd shot is like something out of a daydream, a place you'd like to spend a long time. The 5th shot is perfection. Every little element is spot on.

10th Aug 2007, 03:31

Jigalong says:

Great picture of terrific scenery.

I really do admire your fitness and energy to tackle such steep hilly terrain.

10th Aug 2007, 05:00

Dhamaka says:

wow - thanks Caine .)

thank you jigalong. I'm thinking of it as preparation for next year...

10th Aug 2007, 05:03

taniwha says:

So beautiful D.

11th Aug 2007, 09:02

Dhamaka says:

take the family... it' is lovely

11th Aug 2007, 09:04

taniwha says:

These are inspiring shots D. We have just returned from Ireland where I loved strolling around the lakes. I might have to grab a coffee with you and have a chat about possibilities.

11th Aug 2007, 09:08

Dhamaka says:

I would love to meet you and your family. Back next week, give me a few days to get my articles and homework then if possible I'll cycle to MK and meet then

11th Aug 2007, 09:18

taniwha says:

Cycle? Wow. Well we could have lunch.

11th Aug 2007, 09:25

Dhamaka says:

OK :)

11th Aug 2007, 11:36

MaggieD says:

Came back for a second look .... agree with Caine ..... splendid shots ....

11th Aug 2007, 12:50

Dhamaka says:

thank you again!

11th Aug 2007, 15:49

Viv says:

so beautiful

12th Aug 2007, 11:15

Carpe says:

This is my favourite set, but a tough call to make. The second is almost timeless, and where on earth is your HL for that last one ??

12th Aug 2007, 15:31

Dhamaka says:

thank you both
get yourself a moblog Carpe

13th Aug 2007, 08:27

Wow, great set. 2nd and last shots are my favourite

13th Aug 2007, 20:18

Dhamaka says:

thank you Hward and BT

13th Aug 2007, 21:47

nige says:

i totally missed these. so great.

22nd Aug 2007, 19:48

Dhamaka says:

Thank you Nige

23rd Aug 2007, 10:05

FilbertFox says:


I have had a look at their website and i am keen to try one of their trips next year. Not sure if we wanted a guided or self-guided one.

25th Aug 2007, 09:54

Dhamaka says:

Thanks FF
I'm happy it has interested you. Please mention my name if you decide to go ahead (not Dhamaka, the one my parents chose)

If you get the self-guided one check out the group trip to the same place and order sandwiches from the hotel whenever you see that the group trip has a picnic. I've been on a couple of both now, and have worked out that a group picnic means there wasn't anywhere sensible and/or pleasant to eat...

27th Aug 2007, 10:27

FilbertFox says:

ta for the tip me dear

27th Aug 2007, 14:57

Dhamaka says:


27th Aug 2007, 22:11