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
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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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You can now see the film short here along with a selection of the images from the five winners.

relevant links:
Sprocket's blog of the night is here

My final 20 images
here and here

10 images were requested of each country winner. These were mine.

Crossed baskets at dawn

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No Entry

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Life Captured - update

The week before the Mayor's Thames festival was a bit of a disaster. My laptop had died a few days before, my prime lens's motor stopped working and my new phone kept on freezing. Deadlines were flying towards me and I had no productive way of meeting them. To make it all more challenging I was covering the Mayors Thames Festival for five different publications and had promised a friend that I'd talk her through dance photography during the weekend as well.

Then, that Thursday the Life Captured guys called. Mike Figgis needed more images to make his film. They couldn't promise I'd make those invited to the premier but wanted 20 images. They were needed by Monday. Only new images, taken to the brief during that time would do.

I already had no time - and no way of looking at or processing the images - but resolved to do my best and relied on the hospitality of my next-door neighbour and parents for a last minute photo review.

Life Captured - update #2

I had no time to think things through and I really wasn't happy with them but I sent them off and assumed that Craig (the other UK winner, whose photos are fantastic and with whom I'd like to work) would qualify and that I would not.

I was called yesterday. I'm off to the Red Carpet on Thursday with the top three other Country Winners to see what has been done with my images and Craig won't be there!

(edit) I also lost my entries.. had to email the competition people and ask them to send me back what I had sent them...
26th Sep 2008, 15:51   comments (13)