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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Thank you so much Paintist!


FilbertFox says:

so nice

5th Feb 2007, 13:43

Dhamaka says:

a plotblog and a highlight in one post!
Aren't I lucky :D

5th Feb 2007, 13:47

nige says:

wow, that truly is wonderful. fantastic thought, p, and well done on the h/l, D.

5th Feb 2007, 14:18

swamprose says:

I love those paintist moments. and a HL! what do you have permission to do?

5th Feb 2007, 14:18

paintist says:

yay to the Highlight!.... glad you like 'em D.....:-)

5th Feb 2007, 14:25

Dhamaka says:

thanks guys and thanks again Paintist

Swamprose, pretty much everything - some of my favourites are: forgive, vent, recharge, contribute, laugh (there are a couple of them - a message in a message possibly ;-)....), dream, dance, love, simplify...... nap.... eat cake....

nap... there's a good one....


5th Feb 2007, 14:31

Tori says:

wow, cool

5th Feb 2007, 17:37

540air says:

That's cool :)

And congrats on the HL!!

5th Feb 2007, 18:04

factotum says:

This gave me the courage to brave the cold this morning. (It's minus 25 C. now in the middle of the day, warmed up considerably since I went out around 7:30.) It's good to be reminded that it's sometimes worth doing things that take courage!

5th Feb 2007, 18:08

Dhamaka says:


there you are Paintist - you've inspired someone else too

5th Feb 2007, 19:05

Euphro says:

I love the sentiment in the bottom shot. It's something we should always remember :)

5th Feb 2007, 19:43

Dhamaka says:

indeed, I have it propped up on my desk next to Isadora's photo

5th Feb 2007, 21:16

Viv says:


6th Feb 2007, 09:26

taniwha says:

This is brilliant ... makes me think I need to do more artistic things. so i guess you have inspired me too.

6th Feb 2007, 10:26

MaggieD says:

Wow, just great .... and yes I do agree with the sentiment in the last pic ..... well done Paintist!

6th Feb 2007, 17:48

Dhamaka says:


7th Feb 2007, 08:28