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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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........ H G Wells

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........ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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........ Louis Pasteur

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Anyone want to come take photos at Regents Park?
Saturday is ballroom and Sunday Tango
I'm covering Tango Al Fresco for Dance Today and if I have someone else taking photos it'll give me more time to dance...
12th Jul 2007, 23:44   | tags:,,,,

harimanjaro says:

I'm at a family birthday bash this weekend, so I can't help I'm afraid.

I think the last two of this set are quite stunning.

12th Jul 2007, 23:51

Dhamaka says:

thank you - another time - enjoy the family birthday do!
So many people have birthdays around now.... Septembers must be a particularly... ahem... busy... month

12th Jul 2007, 23:53

Sprocket says:

obviously nothing good on the telly in September

lovely ambiance in these

13th Jul 2007, 00:11

Dhamaka says:

thank you Sprocket, you should come with a camera one day

and thanks for the HL!

13th Jul 2007, 00:16

heuro says:

1,2,4 the best
#1 is like a swinging flame
# 2 is like cinematic retro
#4 is like union and intersection

13th Jul 2007, 00:46

Dhamaka says:


... ok......

13th Jul 2007, 00:47

DocD says:

Top one is very evocative...

13th Jul 2007, 00:59

Dhamaka says:

thanks Doc and hi - long time....

13th Jul 2007, 01:01

Dhamaka says:

thank you Hotdog

13th Jul 2007, 01:03

nobie says:

Woow...great pics!!

13th Jul 2007, 03:03

Sprocket says:

When I get my hands on a decent low-level light camera I'll tootle along to take some snaps. Obviously, with my two left feet, it will be far too dangerous for me to be let loose on the dancefloor.

13th Jul 2007, 06:56

harimanjaro says:

And the one that got highlighted, that's stunning too :-)


13th Jul 2007, 07:58

Dhamaka says:

Thank you nobie, hari and 095

AAH - one day...

Sprocket - that's a cop-out. Regents Park is outside and in daylight,...

095 - yes, although focus in low light with multiple exposures is often a problem. The last 2 in this series were taken that way and are part of a series of about 8... and have fun!

13th Jul 2007, 08:08

Sprocket says:

Let's see how I feel on Sunday.

13th Jul 2007, 10:51

SFG NLI says:

Knew this was yours as soon as I saw the HL!

Nice set of shots..

13th Jul 2007, 13:42

Dhamaka says:

:) Thanks SFG

Sprocket - hmmm.....

Mandy - any time. Or to Italy / Germany / Bulgaria.... Just let me know when you're coming over

13th Jul 2007, 13:46

Viv says:

had to be a Dhamaka
beautiful set

13th Jul 2007, 15:04

alicat9 says:

I knew these would be yours as soon as i saw the HL one! lovely warm glow you've captured here - makes me want to dance myself.....

13th Jul 2007, 16:13

Dhamaka says:

thank you Viv and Ali

13th Jul 2007, 17:56

MaggieD says:

Ace pics D, hope the weather is good for Sunday :)

13th Jul 2007, 18:45

Caine says:

These are *incredible* shots, D. Extreme beauty.

14th Jul 2007, 05:27

Dhamaka says:

Thanks Maggie - so do I. It was today though

Big thanks Caine


15th Jul 2007, 03:24

minkey says:

Fabulous series. Next time :-) (as long as don't ask to dance

15th Jul 2007, 23:51

midlife says:

The top 4 are yummy; yummy in the sense of evoking

16th Jul 2007, 00:35

Dhamaka says:

cool Minkey - I'll let you know
midlife - go for it!

16th Jul 2007, 13:12