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Calligraphy in the snow by PhilipLim Calligraphy in the snow by PhilipLim
As I said before, upon arriving in a new country, one would give in completely to the existing culture and find it exilarating!And yet, there are times when one would feel a little bit outspoken, a little bit submerged. It is natural then to survive by looking for ancestral values. Thus this little piece on calligraphy.
I was accompanied by Harry, a newly made friend at the school where I taught photography. Later on, he introduced me to Louise, my wife to be! He was a good friend and we invited each other at our respective homes quite often. I was very grateful to him. I always wanted to tell him how I appreciated his friendship and how I was thankful for all the things he brought to me whether directly or indirectly! But shyness probably stopped me from telling him. In 1980, he passed away! I will always regret my shyness and I have decided then that I will always be forthright to people!
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highlandbarley Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
中式水墨画的意境!:D (Big Grin) 
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KellyGirl1 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! I love the detail.
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C---deTails Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Very beautifully done. :)
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Strawberry579 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this is very beautiful. I love calligraphy i have my own set its very fun to do i really should put it up here i hope to see more like these simply wonderful hehe :clap:
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NikeTao Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Awesome! - That's all I can say!
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sebakunstpaul Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
Looking forward to see if this will be available for print ... (!?) Now link is broken...
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:iconsebakunstpaul:
sebakunstpaul Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
... :omfg: :fav+:
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:iconmegapulse:
megapulse Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007  Professional Photographer
Checking again your gallery I have Just discover this beautiful image... I fell in love with it...
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simply-J Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Simplicity is the best thing. :+fav:
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:iconturtudau:
turtudau Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007   Photographer
very nice, looks like an oriental painting
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:icononlinedesign:
onlinedesign Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
this photo breaths out a very restfull atmosphere! very nice.. cheers & cia, sander..
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:icondpzo:
dpzo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
+非常精美的作品. 让很多老外大呼zen了吧 :D
初看的时候,因为没有注意到标题,所以觉得没有一只鸟挺遗憾的,直到看到Calligraphy in the snow. 才悟到妙处.
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Lanatopol Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007  Professional General Artist
wonderful.....
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:iconmoyen:
moyen Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
so peaceful . !
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:iconmultix:
multix Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
sometimes nature writes so beautifully... but our eyes often don't read her book.
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zhuang-zi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007   Photographer
I love "estampes" and this one, with its natural landscape, integrates perfectly into the formal frame of photography or art, and so passes the borders between genres.
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:iconalpharius:
Alpharius Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007   Photographer
This is amazing!
Thanks for sharing the art of your culture with us.

:+favlove:
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:iconedaoust:
edaoust Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007  Professional Photographer
Cette image est vraiment superbe!
Excellent travail! :)
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CatchMe-22 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007
I love ur style! Clear lines, simple yet beautiful. Great work :)

btw thanks for the fav... muchly appreciated! Feel free to drop by again anytime :D
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Buble Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simplicity in the best possible way!:clap: :winner: :nod: I truly appreciate this work of art :bow: warm regards, karen.
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bendisChild Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007
how could i missed this one :no:
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:iconsocratim:
Socratim Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
cool shot! very nice!
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:iconfareden:
fareden Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007  Professional Photographer
Très beau!

It's really nice find artists like you. I think it's one of the best deviations that I've ever seen :)

:worship:
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:iconbeethy:
beethy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007  Professional Photographer
this is.. one of the best photos i've seen on dA

you're amazing, philip
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:iconminimao:
MiniMao Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
What a gorgeous, gorgeous, work!
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ryuoroman Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Amazing photo sir :wow: I mean I was half-sure it was a painting... the contrast and the the monochrome balance is just amazing... in one word, the photo is Sublime!! :+fav:
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DreamSand Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
It is a truly great combination of photo and calligraphy. :thumbsup:
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Ghost-Dogg Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
The pics and the story combined made this art for me. I think the story even more than the photograph. Thank you for sharing..
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:iconclinicaltrial:
clinicaltrial Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
Absolutely beautiful! Looks like a Sumi-e painting... :D
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:iconsbloom:
sbloom Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007
Incredible photo! Thank you for sharing!
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Nurvingiel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007   Photographer
This is fantastic! :wow: :+favlove:
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Reese04 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007   General Artist
That's really cool. When I first saw it I was sure it was just a little pencil drawing, but then the category caught my eye and I took a look at it in full-view, and wow. That's awesome. Well done. :)
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si-monty Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
This is very beautiful and subtle. It looks so much like an ink illustration. I love the lack of detail in the snow, it's like a sheet of paper.
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biskui Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
Simple, mais magnifique. Le rapport entre l'art traditionnel chinois est très bien fait.
J'apprends le chinois, mais je crois reconnaître aucun des caractères écrits. Mais c'est pas grave, je reviendrais pour comprendre la phrase quand je les connaîtrai... ;)
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summerdaisies Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
beautiful.
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pyromanin Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
wow... until i looked at the full view for a while i was sure it'd be a painting.

Wonderful photo! :clap:
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KungFuzius Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
At first sight, I thought it was a piece of traditional Chinese painting. Beautiful indeed!
It's kind of ironic, that I see this photo during my stay here in Beijing, where it only snowed twice this winter.
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GestaltEP Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007
so very tender and honest ... im striving everyday to be so brave and forthright .... phenominal work and beautiful literacy
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Lejonlurv Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007
wow... so beautiful! I thought it was a drawing at first, but when I opened in full view I saw it is a photo. Very pure... beautiful! :)
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i4yue Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
thats a photo!?!? thats so good its just sick =P you truly are great at wat u do
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jenn4Xt Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
Its sad to hear abot your story. But a great lesson to be learned from. Simple yet beautiful and emotive, one of the wonders of Chinese paintings.
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navigator7879 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
Nice piece, very nice - we have some nice calligraphy pieces in the house :D
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:iconviolene:
Violene Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007
Really beautifull ... I love these images so pure, in photography like in painting or calligraphy ...
:fav:
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Egir Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
This has the wonderful simplicity and the minimalistic - yet full of cosmic meaning - glance of a true descendant of the Far East...
One may look at its white and speak of optimism, another could look at the lines that the grass "paints" to see a statement on chaos, a political innuendo...
And other people would "read" it differently...
A lovely work, Philip...
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Piuri-extract Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
Oh wow, beautiful!
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:icon1squid:
1Squid Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
I tho it's a painting
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:iconcitizenfour:
citizenfour Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007
lovely work
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:iconkenglye:
kenglye Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! Your works are amazing!
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dutchshun Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006
beautiful.
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