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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Pingveller National Park

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at the entrance at dawn

Krysuvik Geothermal Area

On the way between airport and hotel we stopped off to see a step in the process of the distribution of the Icelanders’ power supply. This station is responsible for the conversion of geothermal energy (of which they have barely tapped plenty) into electricity and for ensuring that the water is cool enough to pipe into people’s houses.

One of many, the station itself is quite small and tardis-like in its external simplicity but it’s difficult to describe the sheer roaring, thundering immensity of it all. The earth groans and rumbles with the power of the flow, the air vibrates with the strength of the superheated water underfoot and release of steam at our level and our ears are assaulted by constant changes in a deep resonant steady pressure of noise that, while strongly contained, nonetheless feels boundless in its huge potential.

Wishing you all the very best of the season

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sorry I've not been around.. hopefully things will settle down a little in the second week of January
24th Dec 2009, 17:11   comments (8)

Waterfall by Ray's Boathouse

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just outside of Seattle
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ABBA, The Show

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Wembley Arena last week
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Thursday before last.. performances at a ball to celebrate the first anniversary of Karen Hardy's dance school


This little chap was stealing (and eating) the last two ripe tomatoes from my rooftop garden... posted in the order they were taken (through secondary double glazing and old leaded windows)
6th Dec 2009, 22:41   comments (13)

Wanna go to the Clothes Show?

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I don't have the time to get to the Clothes Show in Birmingham but need one or two people to go cover the social dance aspects of the show for me. That means taking photos and writing between 400 and 900 words.

Anyone wanting to go and able to do this (it's actually for Dance Today) would get a press pass (that usually means other privileges too) and would be paid between £40 and £90 for the words and betweeen £5 and £10 for each photo used.

Let me know!
2nd Dec 2009, 10:23   comments (9)