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"
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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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Probably the best selling article I've ever written features my experience watching Rojo Tango at the Faena in Buenos Aires. I'm currently rewriting / updating it for the 8th time. I remember the show vividly - but can't for the life of me remember taking the photos!
7th Oct 2010, 16:16   | tags:,,,

Viv says:

the photos are great

7th Oct 2010, 17:33

shitake says:

Just gorgeous! And this second shot .. Wow.

7th Oct 2010, 17:35

Dania says:


7th Oct 2010, 22:19

Caine says:

Wow. Wow. I can easily imagine how you could remember the show but not taking the photographs - your mind was too full of show!

Stunning shots, D.

7th Oct 2010, 23:15

Dhamaka says:

wow guys - thanks so much for the praise!

I've seen these shots so many times over the years that all I can see in them now is what I'd do better. It's lovely to have my thinking readjusted by your compliments.

7th Oct 2010, 23:29

Dhamaka says:

ooh - and a HL too!
:) :) :)

7th Oct 2010, 23:29

shitake says:

:) : )

8th Oct 2010, 00:27

Jig along says:

Love your work D. These are very good.

9th Oct 2010, 04:22

Broome_girl says:

WOW! I love all of the symmetry and the energy.

9th Oct 2010, 13:29

Sprocket says:

the incredible thing is, you are able to capture these fabulous shots while using your camera in full manual mode, stunning

9th Oct 2010, 17:46

Nic says:

Ace photos. The second one is superb.

9th Oct 2010, 19:17

Dhamaka says:

thank you shitake (again), Jigalong, Broome-girl, Sprocket and Nic :)

Sprocket, I'm not sure the middle one could have been done any other way

9th Oct 2010, 23:09

mysteritmo says:

Congrats on the HL.
These are very great shots.
I think I recognise the second one from the top of your moblog page or am I wrong?

10th Oct 2010, 10:35

Dhamaka says:

thank you - I'm loving these compliments :)

Don't know why it's not there at the moment but the top of the moblog page was made from a performance by Miguel Angel Zotto and Diana Guspero in Sadler's Wells, UK

10th Oct 2010, 17:49

Dhamaka says:

Just looked at my banner -- mysteritmo you are correct! Forgot about that :)

16th Oct 2010, 11:21