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

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........ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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WTM #2 - Brazil

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and of course this marks the official end of the regime ... please donate... nearly 70% of target has been donated - thank you - but that means there's 30% to go...

Sprocket says:


10th Nov 2009, 23:19

Viv says:

definitely fits the celebration bill!

:) from me too

11th Nov 2009, 01:11

shitake says:

Yay,fantastic! :D

11th Nov 2009, 01:23

Dhamaka says:


and thank you for the HL!

11th Nov 2009, 01:38

shitake says:

:) Congratulations!

11th Nov 2009, 01:47

Congratualtions on a great set of photos and such a great way to mark the end of the regime.

When I saw the thumb nail I new they were yours :)

For some reason they remind me of that old movie "Were all going on a Summer holiday"

11th Nov 2009, 06:44

Dhamaka says:

thank you Shitake and ECP

Maybe because it's real people against a photographic backdrop?

11th Nov 2009, 07:31

mara says:

love, love them
bottom one is fantastic!

11th Nov 2009, 17:16

mysteritmo says:

Top shot looks like a photo from a big Kodak commercial or frontpage of a travel magazine.
It says; "Visit Brazil!" more than anything. A brilliant photograph.

15th Nov 2009, 11:56

Dhamaka says:

Thank you Mara, George and Mysteritmo

M - It's not as I'd like because of the hair obscuring the face of the girl on the left and because the guy at the back is almost completely hidden..

15th Nov 2009, 13:09

mysteritmo says:

This is exactly what I like about it!It's not perfect which makes it very authentic and don't give you a feeling of a setup..

15th Nov 2009, 23:21

Dhamaka says:

fair enough, but it has made me decide to watch other photographers when they shoot people jumping for joy...

16th Nov 2009, 07:12