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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"
........ 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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12th Sep 2005, 10:25   | tags:,,,,,,

Gael says:

Your spider inspired me to post my cricket!
Great to see you the other night, I'm sure we'll meet up again - if not the sushi challenge then I'm sure we can invent some other excuse : )
Oh, and re the short stories, I'll show you one of mine if you show me one of yours!

13th Sep 2005, 14:05

Dhamaka NLI says:

well you out-classed me there, girl *grins*..

What about unpublished-for-unpublished. There's one I started but haven't been able to take up again for various reasons & maybe sharing it will help..

13th Sep 2005, 15:17

Gael says:

Well, as I've never been published and am never likely to be published, that gives you a choice of everything I've ever written. Which amounts to ooh, all of about 6 pieces, and I wouldn't even have the audacity to call them stories, more like "writing exercises."
Also don't rely on me for criticism, on the creative writing course I did this spring I found it really hard to be constructive, I was basically in total awe of everything everbody else posted.
I only let a very select few people read my stuff (or use a different name and put it on-line) - the person I most trust is ruthless with me sometimes, but all the more valuable for it.

13th Sep 2005, 15:34

Dhamaka says:

A real compliment then - thank you. Especially as what I need is a reinjection of enthusiasm for the project...

I've another deadline to hit today (alright, two..) but will get back to you when I don't feel so pressured

13th Sep 2005, 17:08

Dhamaka (NLI) says:

Just thought..

1 - if you're on the net, you're published

2 - never say never

3 - don't you want to be published?

4 - if your writing is anything like as creative and precise as your images, you should be published

5 - if someone else said that they weren't likely to be published, you'd be there encouraging them...

6 - so bad girl *grins*

13th Sep 2005, 17:29

Gael says:

Thanks for the encouragement but no, honestly I'm not bothered about being published.
I only write 'cos I get an idea which gnaws away until I write it down and then I can forget about it.
I just love reading other people's stuff, shorts especially. I am going to a short story festival this weekend, should be fun.
Re the web, yes if that's published then I guess so (in which case I'm also archived in the British Library *chortle*!)
Look at the last comment on here, for something "what I wrote."

13th Sep 2005, 22:29

Gael says:

Ah well, can't get that link to work.
Someone is obviously trying to tell me something : )

13th Sep 2005, 22:31

Death Ray Matthews says:

Burn, burn some bugs, just burning some bug

14th Sep 2005, 00:58

Wow! Great photos. I think I saw the same species of spider in Indonesia, but I don't know what it is. I'll have to dig up some of my old photos of this golden web-weaver spider I took.

I like how the last photo looks like it's picking a flower!

16th Sep 2005, 18:52

Dhamaka says:

Thanks Rare.. Loughton? Seriously?

Gael, don't think I've let you off the hook, I've only got umm 3 more pieces to write and I'll be onto ya like a ... sticky thing that sticks a lot..

16th Sep 2005, 18:55

Yup, I'm afraid I spent the first 18 years of my life in Loughton. You live in Wanstead don't you? I remember going down to the Wanstead Bike Shed for skateboarding supplies when I was about 10!

My Loughton experience may explain why I'm now living about as far away from Essex as I can possibly get...

16th Sep 2005, 19:25

Dhamaka says:

*grins* I felt that way about wanstead until I changed my life a couple of years ago. Now I quite like Wanstead/London but think I'd be happy anywhere.

While The Hague is the only place that felt like 'home', it doesn't any more. Some of the people I care most about are here & it serves quite well as a base ..

16th Sep 2005, 20:02

pages of spam oh dear......

16th Jun 2006, 15:52

Dhamaka says:

All sorted Paintist..

I've not looked here for a while, because the mods usually have cleared stuff up before I've even noticed it

16th Jun 2006, 15:57

paintist says:

wonder why you were picked on so regularly.....

16th Jun 2006, 16:02

Dhamaka says:

No idea, if I am. I get the impression the mods do a lot of tidying up that the rest of us don't notice

16th Jun 2006, 16:03

heeeeesss baaaack :-(

16th Jun 2006, 18:54

Dhamaka says:

I wonder why they keep coming back here..

16th Jun 2006, 19:57

Dhamaka says:

thank you Mod-person

18th Jul 2006, 16:57

seaneeboy says:

You're welcome :)

18th Jul 2006, 16:59

Dhamaka says:

:)

18th Jul 2006, 17:00