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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minushabens says:

let's call it "Women on Wine"

6th Nov 2007, 12:45

Dhamaka says:

taniwha - the last one
By that time everyone definitely was!
minushabens - nice title, but the guy in #1 was also there to write about wine so it's not completely true..

6th Nov 2007, 13:05

Dhamaka says:

thank you Carpe
The pink stuff wasn't wine yet. It hadn't been fermenting for more than a couple of weeks and it was absolutely gorgeous. Concentrated, high-grade fruit juice and you could taste the potential subtleties of the wine. Being allowed to taste something like this before it is 'ready' was a very, very special experience which was much appreciated by everyone.

6th Nov 2007, 14:40

itchymoblog says:

These are great - especially the colours in the later shots (in daylight?) - such rich earthy tones :)

6th Nov 2007, 14:53

winespy says:

thank you, D
we have to do it again, sometime
such a great company, it was work, but it didn't really feel like it
maybe we could organise something together next year?
great pictures x

6th Nov 2007, 15:18

Dhamaka says:

It'd be nice to go back there with time, I'm pleased you didn't feel it was like work but am afraid it did to me..
and thank you winespy and itchy!

6th Nov 2007, 17:57

chocolate says:

i don't know, there's something very emotional about your pictures. it's like they don't need words to be explained. they say all there is to say themselves.

12th Dec 2007, 17:57

Dhamaka says:

thank you chocolate - that's certainly what I normally try to do, so it's great to hear that it's working

12th Dec 2007, 19:35