Pattern Recognition

by Dhamaka

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"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"........ Albert Einstein

My new dance photography blog, DanceTog is here

My formal G20Voice blog is here

"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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Wishing you all the best of the season

540air says:

Lovely series D, hope you have a great one!! :)

24th Dec 2008, 21:44

OCD Sprocket says:

"He was a boy
She was a girl
Can I make it any more obvious "

lovely photos skater girl

24th Dec 2008, 22:04

nige says:

Lovely. Merry Christmas.

24th Dec 2008, 23:08

evilmink269 says:

So wishing I was there!
Happy Holidays Ms D!

Thanks for sharing :)

25th Dec 2008, 04:55

Tori says:

It looks beautiful :)

25th Dec 2008, 05:33

Spiderbaby says:

What a great setting for skating! More skating in castles :)
Merry Christmas D!

25th Dec 2008, 17:02

mara says:

lovely series, I like the top one so much

25th Dec 2008, 21:24

itchymoblog says:

Gorgeous series! Happy Christmas and a great 2009 :)

26th Dec 2008, 00:43

midlife says:

Merry Chistmas, Dhamaka!

26th Dec 2008, 02:21

MaggieD says:

Lovely series :)
Hope you and all your family had a lovely christmas .... looking forward to seeing you in the new year :)

27th Dec 2008, 18:19

Dhamaka says:

thanks everyone - the same to all of you!

Maggie - that'd be great

28th Dec 2008, 22:22

factotum says:

What an amazing site for a night time skating rink!

28th Dec 2008, 23:23

Caine says:

Wonderful series, Dhamaka! I hope your Christmas was fabulous, and the New Year is a great one for you and yours.

29th Dec 2008, 00:56

Toddy says:

Wonderful, love them.........

29th Dec 2008, 12:07

Dhamaka says:

thank you factotum, Caine andToddy

factotum - indeed!

31st Dec 2008, 20:57