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Requested by Mandy, instructed by M.... (who has since changhed his mind) and goaded by Trim, here are some photos of me from various events

#1 - by M...., obviously. (edit) has asked for link and full name to be removed because of unanticipated consequences!
#2 - by Trim, dancing with Simon at the Thames Tango Trim's Myspace - Swing Command, href="http://www.timbaggaley.com" target="_blank">Trim's .com site
#3 - by Trim, a typical position at a tango do on the South Bank some time in June
#4 - by Trim, somewhere else on the South Bank while waiting for the rubber ducks
#5 - by Jon Gee. Jon Gee's website
#6 - by Trim, dancing with Simon at the Thames Tango again

nige says:

dig all of these... :)

you must have been bursting for the loo in shot 3....hehehehe.

22nd Sep 2006, 16:05

Dhamaka says:

very funny Nige... Marcello has a similar shot of me, I like dance shots of feet and this is a good place to get them from as you well know..

22nd Sep 2006, 16:06

'geth them'? didn't know you had a lisp ;o)

22nd Sep 2006, 16:07

OJ says:

Oh to be so photogenic! Some lovely shots of you - the top one is particularly good, looks like an unawares "catch".

There are a a few photos of me "doing a number 3" in existence too. Must be a moblogger pose.... ;-)

22nd Sep 2006, 16:08

paintist says:

these are great.... :-)

22nd Sep 2006, 16:10

nige says:

ok ok, i'll accept the slapped wrists. just my friday afternoon (not very funny) humour...

(edit) i like the top one best.

22nd Sep 2006, 16:13

i think i like #5 the best - proper dancing innit?

22nd Sep 2006, 16:14

Dhamaka says:

I know Nige.. but couldn't let you get away with it anyway

thank's Boet

kinda monkey

22nd Sep 2006, 16:19

nige says:

:P

22nd Sep 2006, 16:23

Geodyne says:

Lovely shots of you, all. I can recognise you in all of them - even #3!

22nd Sep 2006, 16:24

Dhamaka says:

OJ - I'm sure it's one of many moblogger poses we all assume and thanks, but be sure I'm not this photogenic all the time...

thanks guys, they're all good photographers aren't they

Geo - do I want to know what you mean by that?

22nd Sep 2006, 16:26

Geodyne says:

I've seen you in full photography action before, is what I mean. And I know how effective that post is at getting a god picture.

22nd Sep 2006, 16:27

Dhamaka says:

*relief

22nd Sep 2006, 16:33

Dhamaka says:

Someone has highlighted one of Trim's photos - is that OK? I mean, it's obviously done by him and everything, especially since I'm in it but...

He asked me to post them though..

22nd Sep 2006, 16:41

Dhamaka says:

if the HL isn't OK could you please, please wait to delete it till he tells me - or posts here that he has seen it - I'd love him to see it first

22nd Sep 2006, 16:45

MaggieD says:

These are wonderful .... you are a such a stunning figure .... dancing, standing, sitting or squatting .... not only that but such a lovely, funny, caring lady as well .... no need to thank me .... just make sure you have spelt my name right on the cheque ..:-; .... all joking aside, beautful pics and well deserved sentiments ....

22nd Sep 2006, 16:57

trim says:

ooh, what's it mean if I've been high-lighted? sounds good. glad to see you capitulated and posted the pics of yourself D - only fair. but what about the picture of you and Ron dancing tango? that is super-kudos, like having a photo of yourself playing guitar with Eric Clapton, or Scale Electrics with Michael Schumacher. don't be modest, go on, post that one too...
t xx

22nd Sep 2006, 17:11

Dhamaka says:

Trim - go to the moblog home page and you'll see (hopefully), it means one of our community editors has selected your shot as being worth highlighting! It is a *good* *thing*

(edit) Given that Ron doesn't do interviews or media appearances of any kind I don't think it's right to post his photo

Maggie - thanks, that's a lovely thing to hear and the cheque is in the post :D

22nd Sep 2006, 17:26

Sprocket says:

no.5 captures exactly what dance is all about, fabulous.

love the sepia one too

22nd Sep 2006, 18:24

Twiglet says:

No 5 - love the movement!

22nd Sep 2006, 19:36

JokerXL says:

Sweet lotta shots D.
tnx for the "reveal"
;-)

22nd Sep 2006, 20:26

Caine says:

Fabulous, I love them all!

23rd Sep 2006, 00:12

walla_walla says:

Very nice, very active, I love'em!

Well worth the HL

23rd Sep 2006, 01:01

Jigalong says:

I really like pic 4 where your left foot has motion blur and everything else is pin sharp.

23rd Sep 2006, 01:22

evilmink269 says:

I love that top shot~

23rd Sep 2006, 01:35

Dhamaka says:

thanks guys from Marcelloand Jon - Trim will probably add his own comments... again....

23rd Sep 2006, 09:24

Uber Spy says:

Fantastic D! All great - LOVE that top one tho...*blows wolf whistle ;)

23rd Sep 2006, 19:54

Dhamaka says:

:)

23rd Sep 2006, 21:35

SaharaSB says:

very, very beautiful !

24th Sep 2006, 10:56

Dhamaka says:

I wish, Sahara

24th Sep 2006, 18:51

Lovely set of shots D :)

25th Sep 2006, 21:13

midlife says:

nice dance shots

26th Sep 2006, 04:28

Dhamaka says:

thank you SFG and midlife!

26th Sep 2006, 06:58

Viv says:

all lovely - but top one is special

1st Oct 2006, 20:32

Dhamaka says:

M... is an excellent photographer

1st Oct 2006, 20:59