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"
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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

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........ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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At Sadler's Wells from tomorrow

(as you see, that last angle didn't quite work....)

beth says:

hey, these are cracking

28th Jan 2008, 22:28

nige says:

now thats more like it. the joys of a well lit stage, no doubts :)

28th Jan 2008, 22:38

beth says:

and camera :)

28th Jan 2008, 23:00

Dhamaka says:

thank you :)
Over lit stage imo - the big guys prefer to loose the interesting shadows from the dancers
The first stage dance shoot with the new lens too

Btw Beth, the camera certainly helps, but for this work I really need a different one

28th Jan 2008, 23:14

Tori says:

What lens did you get?

28th Jan 2008, 23:49

Dhamaka says:

My Christmas present - a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D

29th Jan 2008, 00:58

Dhamaka says:

thank you :)

29th Jan 2008, 09:08

Jig along says:

I like these shots alot.

29th Jan 2008, 09:22

paintist says:

unbelievably these

29th Jan 2008, 10:19

minkey says:

Love the first one :-)

29th Jan 2008, 12:19

Caine says:

These are gorgeous shots! Love them.

29th Jan 2008, 18:01

winespy says:

agree with everyone, gorgeous

masters at work - both on the stage and behind the camera :)

29th Jan 2008, 18:55

midlife says:

I love your dance shots

30th Jan 2008, 03:09

Dhamaka says:

thank you everyone :)

30th Jan 2008, 05:44

MaggieD says:

Ace series ....

31st Jan 2008, 23:32

Dhamaka says:

thank you!

2nd Feb 2008, 13:35