Pattern Recognition

by Dhamaka

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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

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........ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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photography, dancing and afternoon tea with scones (and champagne, but I swapped mine for more scones)


oh it can be such a hard life at times!

24th Nov 2008, 11:02

Wendle says:

I love the top photo. And the guy in the 2nd photo looks like an old boss of mine, but i do hope it isn't him!

24th Nov 2008, 13:40

Toddy says:

I don't know how you manage Dhamaka. ;-)

Love the first and last shot

24th Nov 2008, 16:41

mara says:

I love them all, a great series

24th Nov 2008, 21:56

Caine says:

Wonderful series, D. The top shot is astonishingly beautiful. Faved.

24th Nov 2008, 22:17

Dhamaka says:

Thank you parabolichobo (you have no idea how hard it was... but I may be confusing work with the results of overindulgence in cream scones), taniwha (compatable working philosophies.. a good sign), Wendle (should I ask him next time I see him?), Toddy (it's a tough job.... but somebody's gotta do it), Boet (she is gorgeous isn't she), Mara :), Caine :)

24th Nov 2008, 22:53

Toddy says:

and yes, she is very pretty.

25th Nov 2008, 10:07

JokerXL says:

I'm still, loving your job!

28th Nov 2008, 18:29

Spiderbaby says:

Lovely series :) Just imagining the scones... I like number 5 best I think, is he watching the dancing while guarding the cake, torn between the 2? Or just some bloke by a door.

28th Nov 2008, 19:16

Dhamaka says:

Thank you!
I prefer your first interpretation Spiderbaby but.. who knows...

28th Nov 2008, 19:33

Spiderbaby says:

He has a certain calm look that implies he knows where the cake is and that it is quite safe. Yes, will go with a). :)

28th Nov 2008, 19:41