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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29th May 2010, 12:05  

Viv says:

having fun again I see :)

29th May 2010, 13:07

Sprocket says:

oh my, I'm feeling an ickle altitude sicky

luffly pics though :-)

glad you didn't have to push

29th May 2010, 13:18

Dhamaka says:

Viv - this was the best way I had to cheer myself up.. and it worked

Sprocket - they actually gave me 2 sick-bags... Apparently most people puke because of the motion sickness. I didn't, although I did feel quite dodgy when we were taxiing back to get fuel

29th May 2010, 15:24

Viv says:

how did you wangle it? :)

29th May 2010, 15:48

Dhamaka says:

I was invited about a year ago, think I might have mentioned it at the time. Just needed to make sure the new/temporary tit wouldn't explode before I did it (looping the loop subjects you to up to 4 gravities - and then there's negative-g to contend with too)

It's going to make a *brilliant* article

29th May 2010, 15:49

Viv says:

'have fun and earn money' - could be your motto - we of course know your catchphrase :)

29th May 2010, 18:31

Dhamaka says:

well I do!

29th May 2010, 18:36

Wendle says:

Oooh, these are wonderful. I love number five. Glad you had fun :)

30th May 2010, 09:10

Rick says:

The engine cover behind the prop close-up is my favourite, as intricate metalwork always fascinates me. The reflection on the polished prop base is just wonderful.
I' glad you had so much fun, and didn't get sick.

30th May 2010, 15:36

Dhamaka says:

thanks Wendle and Rick
(rick - me too)

30th May 2010, 19:42

mysteritmo says:

Very nice series!

31st May 2010, 12:59

midlife says:

One of many excellent series.

31st May 2010, 23:03

Caine says:

Wow! Great shots and looks like it was really fun. I'm glad you weren't sick and there was no tit explosion.

3rd Jun 2010, 02:44

Jig along says:

Great shots.

You're a lot braver than me in getting on a stunt plane:)

4th Jun 2010, 07:56

Dhamaka says:

thank you everyone
It was great.. maybe it's because I have wanted to do this since last year but it wasn't scary at all. However, the pilot's probably regretting it by now .... I won't leave him alone till I get to experience the other tricks he was talking about :)

4th Jun 2010, 18:20

Dhamaka says:

and finally... it, and the sequel will go into the Telegraph sometime soon

8th Oct 2012, 00:19