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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For Nige - Wet Al Fresco

Dhamaka says:

AAH - where's your sense of fun..

it's a little slippery but the organisers dried down the floor every so often - and when it was really wet they turned off the music too

16th Jul 2007, 13:07

Viv says:

fantastic - just love it!!!

16th Jul 2007, 13:20

harimanjaro says:

I love these, they really show the spirit of having fun whatever the weather. Without that attitude village fetes would have died out years ago.

16th Jul 2007, 13:21

taniwha says:

Agree Hari. I love the intensity of their faces ... and the umbrellas.

16th Jul 2007, 13:24

nige says:

that looks seriously wet! the last shot i like the most, although the brollies are brilliant.

16th Jul 2007, 13:26

Dhamaka says:

Thanks all

Nige - at times it felt more like a communal bath than a shower!

Dancing on that wet surface really did need a fair level of concentration and judging by the way I feel today used muscles I didn't know I had too!

Once it started raining I danced barefoot. Partly to save my beautiful dance shoes but mostly for better traction. I saved my partners from slipping a few times (a turn-up for the books as I lost balance a lot while learning to dance on 4" heels). Didn't see anyone fall for the entire 5 hours - probably because other partners did what I did too!

16th Jul 2007, 13:58

Tori says:

These are so great.

16th Jul 2007, 16:58

Essitam says:

I'm dancing in the rain...just dancing in the rain....

16th Jul 2007, 17:05

Dhamaka says:


16th Jul 2007, 20:55

Beun says:

RARE shots
I like it

16th Jul 2007, 21:42

JokerXL says:

Aw, cool, "the dance goes on"
Love the "die-hards" in the top pic.

16th Jul 2007, 22:52

Dhamaka says:

danjke wel Beun + Joker

Joker - we're all die-hards, the two in the top pic danced beautifully together..

17th Jul 2007, 07:56

Caine says:

These are *great* shots, D! 1st, 6th and 7th are my favourites.

19th Jul 2007, 18:25

Dhamaka says:

thank you Caine!

20th Jul 2007, 00:04

chocolate says:

i've never seen this ... people dancing with umbrellas ... looks really fun though!

23rd Jul 2007, 16:46

Dhamaka says:

it was!

23rd Jul 2007, 21:38