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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"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

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........ Louis Pasteur

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........ Rebecca Solnit

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........ Isabel Allende

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........ 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

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........ John Muir

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........ 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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roadside graff on a morning ride

Caine says:

In the first shot, I like how the passersby blend right into the graff colourwise. I really like the 6th shot too.

23rd Aug 2007, 15:01

PR says:

next to last ) realistic and natural.. simultaneously ))

23rd Aug 2007, 21:40

Dhamaka says:

thanks guys
Caine - that's why I posted it, although I was annoyed I didn't get the shutter lag right as I had tried to get them just before the faces

PR - taniwha, it's quite a well known one, that expression is classic, isn't it..

24th Aug 2007, 08:49

alicat9 says:

ooh, the comic one is ace! I do admire good graffiti. I like the top two as well

24th Aug 2007, 09:47

nige says:

you found some more banksy stuff :)

24th Aug 2007, 09:48

Dhamaka says:

thanks ali
nige - yep!

24th Aug 2007, 10:31

MaggieD says:

Are the top two actual graffiti or painted hoardings ?

24th Aug 2007, 16:46

Dhamaka says:

you're right, they are painted hoardings Maggie

24th Aug 2007, 17:00

MaggieD says:

:) ... we had something similar around a building site near us, needless to say I never got round to photgraphing it :(

24th Aug 2007, 17:04

Dhamaka says:


24th Aug 2007, 17:17

swampdonkeys says:

oh they look fantastic...we don't get any good graffiti here.

25th Aug 2007, 09:55

Dhamaka says:

It's great in its place, but sometimes I think it would be nice to travel a few miles without seeing it

27th Aug 2007, 10:24