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
Global Warming - the debate

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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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Found this, Sprocket

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Remember you said you'd like to see them?
10th May 2014, 19:11   comments (1)

Nanny McPhee

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off to shoot Havana Rakatan tonight

Through the square window...

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One of the very many stunning views, from the 2013 Madrid-Lisbon mountain bike ride, organised by

totally recommend it!

Madrid-Lisbon MTB ride 2013

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The book is more or less done, the article written, I'm just going through photos now.

Here are 2 that didn't make it

last night

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I took a few guys on a tango photography night. While they were getting to grips with their first live tango shoot I shot this for my City Academy Level 2 class (because I need more examples in the portfolio of examples) and prefer the one with added noise.

Thanks to Danny and Diana of Carablanca who allowed it to go ahead.

yesterday #dance #photo #tenebrism

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Still processing these because the weekend is quite busy. They're from a performance about 'the duality of being alive' (their words

Buzzing around Portugal 2013 #image #bee #speed

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Still catching up the stuff that should have been done last year when I broke my elbow
6th Feb 2014, 18:10   | tags:,,,comments (5)

Good, bad or indifferent? #question #image #work

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I started this calendar with everything well ordered but then the (postchemo chronic) fatigue, a need to earn a living and other commitments meant I didn't have the leisure time I'd have liked.

I decided not to tear another page off the calendar until I felt I had enough time in a regular week to take a full day off again.

That was today.
2nd Feb 2014, 14:31   | tags:,comments (1)