再遇李茂东先生 – 水墨画分享

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李茂东先生在培二小学现场画竹

李茂东先生在培二小学现场画竹

前几天我在香林小学遇到了李茂东先生。在嘉宾致词时,他很幽默的交给我一张字条,写着:你的网站的梅花不是我画的。

还记得李茂东水墨画家的主题?里面有个梅花水墨画。原来茂东先生到访这个网站,看到了我所刊登的梅花水墨画写着李茂东先生的作品其实不是他所画,所以让我知道。

之后,我和茂东先生交谈了一会儿,了解了他一些事情。茂东先生热爱画画。除了水墨画,他也喜欢铅笔画。在十多年前,他喜欢背着背包装满了绘画器材,到处去写生。他只学了短期的水墨画,而之后却不断地磨练,才有我们所看到的成就。

平时文静的李茂东,为人其实和蔼可亲,有时还很幽默。在他和宋群礼先生等书法家在一起的时候,我看见了几个大孩子在游乐,很豪爽,一点架子都没有。在茂东先生作画的时候,有时很轻描淡写的画,有时却全神专注的画,也许这就是他描绘人生,在生活找到一个平衡点。

我带了朋友Murphy到鸡场街的庚寅年“春暖人间、家家贴春联”的活动场地去选购春联和水墨画。Murphy是一个很响应慈善的人。活动所卖的春联和水墨画的款项将捐给峇章圣约翰洗肾中心,帮助患有肾脏病的患者。Murphy很豪爽的买了几副茂东先生的水墨画,和几副春联。然后他也让我拍摄这几副作品:

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[新闻] 家属圆遗愿.器官有震伤‧女鸡贩车祸死‧捐一肾

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王幼妹生前遗愿是死后能把身上器官捐出, 造福有需要的病人。(图:星洲日报)

(森美兰‧淡边)淡边一名女鸡贩早前遇车祸受伤入院,最终因伤势严重而不治,家人遵从死者生前心愿,捐出所有器官,遗爱人间。

女鸡贩在车祸后震伤一些器官,经医生检查发现女死者仍可捐出一颗肾,圆了她生前遗爱人间的心愿。

死者王幼妹(59岁,住在淡边高润利花园),与丈夫李绍名在淡边公市鸡档营业逾20年,是一名勤奋鸡贩。

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Eternity by William Blake

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William Blake in an 1807 portrait by Thomas Phillips.

William Blake in an 1807 portrait by Thomas Phillips.

“He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sun rise.”

– William Blake’s poem, Eternity

Models and sport cars photography – meet Annika, Shynan, Stella, and Marina

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Marina and Toyota MRS

Marina and Toyota MRS

Last weekend, I went to a models and sport cars shooting event with the photonian. We spent a good time there shooting the lovely models and stunning sport cars.

Title: Photonian Event – Sport Cars & Models
Location: Autocity Melaka
Date: 31st January 2010
Models: Fanny, Annika Soo, Shynan Gan, Marina-Na, Stella Koh
Sport Cars: Mazda RX8, two Toyota MRS (white and yellow), Nissan 350Z
from left: TOYOTA MRS, NISSAN 350Z, MAZDA RX8 and TOYOTA MRS

from left: TOYOTA MRS, NISSAN 350Z, MAZDA RX8 and TOYOTA MRS

I would like to express my apology to Fanny. Fanny was the first model I shoot for this event. I was not ready for this event by doing research before I went. Fanny is a gorgeous model and posed well, however, I was not able to get a good angle to snap especially this was the first time I took models and sport cars.

This would be a good lesson for everyone including me to be prepared for any photography event before hand by doing research online and check out some good examples taken by professional photographers. Another good advice I got from a friend of min, Han: don’t rush into the shooting when you reach the place, calm yourself before any shooting and get into the mood. You have look around the environment, imagine the pictures you will be taking.

Thanks to photonian moderators for organising such a wonderful shooting, the gorgeous models who being so friendly and cooperative and the owners of cars who being so patient and kind with us. Below are some of the shots I have taken and share with everyone:

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Save tiger: one of the most magnificent but endangered animals

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A mother Bengal tiger and her cub rest in the tall grass of a meadow. Tiger cubs remain with their mothers for two to three years before dispersing to find their own territory. Photography by Michael Nichols.

A mother Bengal tiger and her cub rest in the tall grass of a meadow. Tiger cubs remain with their mothers for two to three years before dispersing to find their own territory. Photography by Michael Nichols

The tiger, one of the most magnificent animals in the world, is also one of the most endangered. A cat of beauty, strength, and majesty, the tiger is master of all and subject to none — except humans. Of the eight original subspecies of tigers, three have become extinct within the last 60 years; and there are less than 50 South China tigers left on this planet — few, and possibly none, survive in the wild.

There are five different kinds or subspecies of tiger alive in the world today. These tigers are called Siberian, South China, Indochinese, Bengal, and Sumatran. Their Latin name is Panthera tigris. Tigers are an endangered species; only about 5,000 to 7,400 tigers are left in the wild. Three tiger subspecies, the Bali, Javan, and Caspian tigers have become extinct in the past 70 years.

Poachers are continuing to exterminate the world’s remaining Tigers. New demand across Southeast Asia for the skins, teeth and claws of tigers is endangering much of the great cats, particularly the Sumatran tiger. Currently, the demand for Tiger parts is centered in several parts of Asia where there is a strong market for traditional medicines made from items like tiger bone and body parts. Volumes are sizeable and there has been little enforcement action against poachers and traders.

春暖人间、家家贴春联-到访文化小学、培二小学、平民小学和香林小学

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“春暖人间、家家贴春联”的工委主席戴桂珠女士也现场挥毫,写得一手好字。

“春暖人间、家家贴春联”的工委主席戴桂珠女士在文化小学现场挥毫,写得一手好字。

上个星期,我跟着“春暖人间、家家贴春联”的团队和书法家,到几间小学去推广书法和募捐。其中的学校有文化小学、陪二小学、平民小学和香林小学。这个活动是为峇章圣约翰洗肾中心筹款,希望帮助患有肾脏病的患者,同时也大家响应贴春联,增加春天的气息。各界人士,包括了书法家、学生、老师等等,都出钱出力,支持富有意义的活动。

据我所知,文化小学筹到了4千零吉,打破了去年的纪录。培二小学也卖了400幅春联,筹获了1千3百零吉。而平民小学所筹到的款项要到这个星期五才知晓。只有少过两百学生的香林小学也筹获了6百多零吉。

以下是我拍到的照片,和大家分享。

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