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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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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The Sprocket Effect

. . . the effect I have on people?

12th Apr 2008, 07:30

Dhamaka says:

come on Sprocket - the graffiti artist - I wonder who it might have been - even gave you your hat!

12th Apr 2008, 07:32

MaggieD says:

Wow,
Now I know that first one is a 'take' on Goya's 'Saturn devouring his children' which is pretty scary .... but where does Sprocket fit into it ?

...... and didn't I give Sprocket the original red christmas cowboy hat?

..... confused ...

12th Apr 2008, 09:34

Dhamaka says:

Simply because Saturn is wearing the hat you gave Sprocket...

and yes you did give Sprocket the red Christmas Cowboy hat, I meant that the artist had identified Sprocket as Saturn through the hat he appears to be wearing

..sorry... doesn't anyone else think that it looks as if there's a red cowboy hat on that..,. thing.....?

12th Apr 2008, 09:44

MaggieD says:

Ah, well, I though the 'hat' was a clownlike wig (to go with the clown make -up) .... but yes, now that you mention it, it does have certain hatlike features :)

..... and if Sprocket should turn up in his hat with that make-up on I certainly would be running away ....

12th Apr 2008, 09:50

nige says:

i didn't know that was a take on Goya, i thought it was a take on Ronald Macdonald (shame!!!). actually i thought the red was hair too, D. I didn't associate it with sprockets hat. sorry D :(

12th Apr 2008, 10:47

:-)

12th Apr 2008, 11:10

I don't look anything like Saturn . . . though I do have a ring around my middle (too much Starbuck's fruit toast!!!)

12th Apr 2008, 13:40

Dhamaka says:

if the hat fits..

... or has vaguely the right colour...

12th Apr 2008, 18:39