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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The last Spitalfields of the season

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Errol's Adventures

Red Tango

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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!

My Verona #4

#1, #2 and #3 were taken on a bike, #1 and #3 are panning ... I didn't completely get the sharpness I wanted but there is light at the end of the on-saddle practice tunnel

My Verona #3

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So it's getting pretty dark and we're wandering around on our guided tour and this couple comes into view. I snap the rather bad 3rd shot (my excuse is we were in motion on bikes at the time) and the talk starts... You know how it goes "who is she", "what do they think they're doing", "she's really posing, isn't she" etc... I hate that kind of speculation, the kind that superficially sounds OK but has all kinds of unspoken extras attached, so I walk up to them and ask.

They're on holiday from The Hague. I ask if I can take some shots of them together because they're so striking. Sent them copies the following night. Had I not been obliged to rush off to find the tour group (again) I could have done much, much better

My Verona #2

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More golden light on the same evening tour

My Verona #1

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sadly it's not possible to do very much on a bike tour... got left behind 3 times to get the shots last night

but it was worth it :)

Sprocket-Eye View

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