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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Rick says:

Great pics. You're really takin' advantage of the optics on your camera! :)

8th Jul 2007, 17:02

Dhamaka says:

thanks Rick
and I am :D

8th Jul 2007, 17:07

nige says:

now there's a good pan.

8th Jul 2007, 17:14

MaggieD says:

Great pics .... have been looking back through the whole of the Tour series .... I can see why you love your new camera :) there really are some ace photos ....

8th Jul 2007, 17:23

Sprocket says:

cool speedy racy shots

8th Jul 2007, 17:25

Sprocket says:

I do think the guy who's strapped his bike to the roof of his car is cheating though

8th Jul 2007, 17:26

WhoseShoes says:

lol at sprockets comment

favs are the first two and the fourth

8th Jul 2007, 18:02

Dhamaka says:

thanks guys

Mandy & Nige - Panning is the only way - these guys move fast! I'm really pleased with the expression on #1

8th Jul 2007, 20:16

heuro says:

#1 the color of expression
#3 attention span
#5 the color of speed

9th Jul 2007, 00:27

Tori says:

I love #5.

9th Jul 2007, 08:42

Dhamaka says:

thanks Tori

heuro - red, white and blue? indeed!

9th Jul 2007, 12:07

harimanjaro says:

That's Michael Rogers in #1, he always seems to have that expression when he's going flat out.

9th Jul 2007, 13:49

Dhamaka says:

I'm so pleased to have caught it!

9th Jul 2007, 20:32

taniwha says:

Panning eh? I gotta do some experiemnting.

9th Jul 2007, 21:18

The 5th one down is excellent.

I remember seeing the Tour in Axat with Crickson back in 1997. 3 hours of cars advertising stuff then 2 seconds of cyclists whizzing by. Still, it was very impressive.

12th Jul 2007, 03:57

Dhamaka says:

taniwha - look forward to seeing it!

Thanks Rare

12th Jul 2007, 09:40

Beun says:

Great pics

13th Jul 2007, 21:32