Pattern Recognition

by Dhamaka

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"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"........ Albert Einstein


My new dance photography blog, DanceTog is here

My formal G20Voice blog is here


"When you're standing on a comfortable rug, you have to expect it to be pulled from under your feet sometimes"
........ Ben Moor
Global Warming - the debate

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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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Hey, Geysirs...

Earthlad says:

All I've got is WOW, Happynewyear, so much free energy

1st Jan 2010, 23:14

Dhamaka says:

you're absolutely right - it wasn't until I had been there a good day that I started really understanding what an energy-rich, resource-poor country Iceland is. It's fascinating.. and what they have planned for the future is really exciting too

1st Jan 2010, 23:19

Spiderbaby says:

And another WOW! Awesome and gorgeous, looks a really exciting and interesting place. One day, one day :)

1st Jan 2010, 23:23

Dhamaka says:

:)
and the light is fantastic
Because the days are so short you get 4-6 hours of 'golden hours' each day at this time of year instead of the normal 1-2

1st Jan 2010, 23:25

Caine says:

Wow. Spectacular! What a wonderful thing that must be to see in person.

2nd Jan 2010, 05:19

cariadus says:

Fantastic shots. I'd love to visit Iceland.

2nd Jan 2010, 08:33

itchymoblog says:

These are terrific :)

I was reading about how Iceland is struggling to repay Europe's failed investments — such huge debts for such a tiny country. I really hope they can leverage some of their abundant natural energy and sell it or something. Being allowed to join Europe might help, I guess.

2nd Jan 2010, 18:07

Dhamaka says:

thanks guys

itchy - they do indeed have abundant energy but it's not infinite, and they have so few other natural resources.

2nd Jan 2010, 20:46

Dhamaka says:

thanks guys

itchy - they do indeed have abundant energy but it's not infinite, and they have so few other natural resources.

2nd Jan 2010, 20:46

Viv says:

A big regret that we never got there whilst Alan's brother lived there - he loved it.

Fab pics - thanks for email :)

3rd Jan 2010, 19:03

Dhamaka says:

no Viv, thank you
Sorry it took so long

3rd Jan 2010, 19:12

mysteritmo says:

Hey! A great series!

4th Jan 2010, 18:53

taniwha says:

such awesome things, aren't they.

4th Jan 2010, 21:20

Dhamaka says:

thank you mysteritmo and taniwha
they certainly are.

4th Jan 2010, 21:23

EJ says:

Another wow from me!

4th Jan 2010, 23:37

Dhamaka says:

:)
it's a wonderful place for a photographer
and thank you

5th Jan 2010, 20:46

midlife says:

The sequence of shots are spectacular. 1 and d 5 are faved.

6th Jan 2010, 04:33

Dhamaka says:

thank you midlife.
I spent so long trying to get geyser and sunset in same shot that everyone else had gravitated to the cafe/coffee shop/gift shop

6th Jan 2010, 20:12

MaggieD says:

Another wow from me .....

9th Jan 2010, 19:36

Dhamaka says:

:)

9th Jan 2010, 19:38