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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taniwha says:

lovely quote but like the sense of overshadowing here.

5th Jan 2009, 14:29

Dhamaka says:

thank you taniwha, I got the images round the wrong way though - have now swapped them to reflect the meaning

And so do I - that rock is immense and dark and steep and looming ... (and although it's not relevant to this post I climbed it :D )

5th Jan 2009, 14:35

paintist says:

true words.....wonderful image, I especially like the echo of the the rocks in the stripey bag......

5th Jan 2009, 14:50

Wendle says:

Wow. Just awesome.

5th Jan 2009, 14:52

Geodyne says:

Lovely catch, with a very appropriate quote.

5th Jan 2009, 14:53

Dhamaka says:

thank you ladies :D

5th Jan 2009, 14:54

Jane Doe says:

I thought it was a stand of trees, till I read the comments.
Interesting wfhat a difference the orientation makes

5th Jan 2009, 16:33

Dhamaka says:

This is someone else's flickr picture of it from another angle (thanks imagen09)

5th Jan 2009, 16:42

nige says:

That second one is amazing.

5th Jan 2009, 18:50

OCD Sprocket says:

ah yes, I see my monogramme is still wearing well on the mountainside

(lovely quote btw)

5th Jan 2009, 20:10

still life says:

i love these! hope ur well lady :)

Happy new year!

5th Jan 2009, 21:48

CHESO says:

Spectacular!!!! as usual...

5th Jan 2009, 23:07

looker says:

Wow ........ I'm speachless!

6th Jan 2009, 04:39

PrincessJun says:


6th Jan 2009, 08:52

Dhamaka says:

Thank you Nige - and for the HL which I'm guessing was you

Sprocket - the Stone/Rock (direct translation) has been subject to a heated border dispute. Those two letters are the beginning of the word Guatape, but the locals were forced to stop painting the word when it was turned into an officially protected thing of interest/tourism...

still_life - very well but far busier than I had planned already :) But that's good as it means I'm working hard!

6th Jan 2009, 09:01

Viv says:

Great image and sentiment

hope 2009 is good to you

6th Jan 2009, 13:01

Toddy says:

Great Dhamaka......

And you climbed it? I would love to climb that, what grade is it? did it take long?

6th Jan 2009, 17:03

Dhamaka says:


I did and I'd rather like to climb the other side. But... this is the side I did climb


6th Jan 2009, 17:48

mara says:

Great! I love both

6th Jan 2009, 18:15

nige says:


6th Jan 2009, 19:15

Viv says:


6th Jan 2009, 20:46

Dhamaka says:


6th Jan 2009, 22:34

itchymoblog says:

Beautiful shots and I love the accompanying quote. And am very impressed by/jealous of your evident climbing prowess!

BTW, happy new year :)

8th Jan 2009, 19:32

Dhamaka says:

Thank you!
and the same to you again :)

9th Jan 2009, 08:50