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"
........ 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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They're announced by now. I had another commitment which I had to go to directly after, then when I got home my Creative Cloud had a bit of a snit. Fixed now.. just now... but it's 7 hours after the rehearsals ended so no longer worthwhile rushing to file images with the news agencies.

I'm going to bed.

MaggieD says:

Not sure what a creative cloud is or for that matter what a snit is I just hope you had a good night's sleep ... love that pic

5th Mar 2013, 19:02

Dhamaka says:

Thank you Maggie!
Creative Cloud is Adobe's composite photoshop-lightroom-bridge-lots-more subscription, you can use them in the cloud or download them. For some reason last night it decided (for about 2 hours) I hadn't paid the months' subscriptions and wouldn't let me use any of the tools I needed.
I had a lovely sleep thank you :)

5th Mar 2013, 19:13

crickson says:

Hmm - that's the problem with cloudy stuff isn't it? It's great when it works, but...

I've only recently invested in Lightroom4 but I am very impressed with it. It's really helping me get the best out of my pictures - wish I'd had it years ago.

EDIT - also, great pic, very angelic.

5th Mar 2013, 21:39

Dhamaka says:

thank you!
Yes, agree that Lightroom4's great - having the whole adobe set to play with or download still feels like Christmas and I've been using it at least a year now :)

5th Mar 2013, 21:48