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Presentation => Bonsai Shows Discussion => Topic started by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 08:51 PM

Title: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 08:51 PM
Here are the pictures of the trees on display.  I didn't get to spend as much time as I'd liked to, but I was with family ...and they're not quite as interested as I am. 

Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 08:53 PM
The white balance EVENTUALLY gets better.  Sorry about that first picture in the previous post.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 08:53 PM
White balance adjusted.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 08:55 PM
Here's some more.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 08:56 PM
Lots to go.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 08:56 PM
Any thoughts about what you've seen so far?
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 08:59 PM
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Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 09:00 PM
Anyone care to guess what photo #38 is?
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 09:03 PM
Photo #40 was very well ramified.  I loved the layers.  What do you think?
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 09:06 PM
I enjoyed this forest, though it didn't impress my wife all that much.  She couldn't put her finger on exactly why though.  My daughter really liked the dogs. 

...And that TRIDENT!
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 09:08 PM
The displays were certainly creative.  I didn't get enough pictures of full displays, except for the Virginia one.  What do you think of the leaves around the trees above?
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 09:09 PM
Chamaecypress look like they're a lot of work.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 09:11 PM
Rose petals to go along with Virginia is for lovers (seen above.)

What do you say about this Ponderosa?
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 09:13 PM
These were very large trees!  (That background is contextualized by a little sign in the display to the right (the pondie).  I'll see if I can pull a close-up from one of these full-res pics.)
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 09:14 PM
Does anyone else see the deer head?
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 09:15 PM
Is anyone reading these?
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 09:17 PM
You're not, are you?
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 09:18 PM
My kids were really impressed with the size of these trees.  I'm sure some of y'all are familiar with that Bald Cypress.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 09:20 PM
What do you think of this display ...or any of the trees in it?
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 09:22 PM
Here are some details for an earlier tree.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 09:24 PM
I may've gone overboard with the details on the deadwood...
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 09:25 PM
Here is the NC Arboretum's collection.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 09:27 PM
More.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 09:28 PM
The concrete wall provides a nice display.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 09:30 PM
I've always loved this Blue Atlas Cedar.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 09:32 PM
Thoughts?  Comments?  Questions?  These accents are fantastic, as are their pots.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 09:33 PM
Hope you enjoy the details.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 09:35 PM
This stand is terrific.  It makes photographing the trees a little difficult, but viewing, especially in the space of the garden, it fills space very well.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 09:37 PM
I have a new appreciation for the Mt. Mitchell landscape after being at the peak of Mt. Mitchell myself a few years ago.  (I believe I've posted about it some time before.)
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: Judy on October 13, 2013, 09:38 PM
You have done a lot of work and a great service posting these photos.  I will have to enjoy them in detail more tomorrow.  What is the tree in post 38?  Crape myrtle?  Thank you! Amazing looking show.  ( I do like the tea house, but not the leaves...)
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 09:40 PM
I wish I'd taken a few steps to get to the front of that tall Eastern Red Cedar.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 09:42 PM
This forest is fantastic ...and the crape myrtle's another of my favorites.  Have you seen anything worth discussing?
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 09:44 PM
I'm wrapping things up soon.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 13, 2013, 09:46 PM
That concludes this portion of this weekend's show.  Let's hear it.  I'd like to apologize for not getting pictures of club's displays AS A WHOLE.  I say I'll do it every year, and then I don't get to it.  (There are a LOT of people and not a ton of space to back up.)
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: Owen Reich on October 14, 2013, 12:12 AM
Tree number 38 is my client's Korean Hornbeam.  Tree 40 is a Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Sekka' that I styled.  Somebody turned it from it's "front" though..... 

Thanks for taking all the photos. It was an excellent weekend for vendors, exhibitors, and civilians alike.  In keeping with the theme, more groups broke from contemporary Japanese display style this year than years past. 
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: Dutchie_Boy on October 14, 2013, 12:50 AM
Some real nice trees there, the club should be quite proud.

Well done on taking the time to load all the photographs.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 14, 2013, 07:11 AM
Anyone who attended (**and remembers**), could you share what the ribbons were for?
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: Owen Reich on October 14, 2013, 09:40 PM
There were quite a few:  Best In Show, Shohin, Club Display, Curator's Award, Viewer's Choice, Peer Choice, and Old Fart's award. (given by Jim Doyle and Randy Clark).

Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 14, 2013, 09:55 PM
Do you recall which trees/displays won which award?
Title: Re: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: Joshua Hanzman on October 14, 2013, 11:18 PM
I saw the deer head btw how could ya miss it! These pictures were great. I start to pine for bonsai around this time, I itch to do work, but pictures like yours will cool my soul for the winter! Your quips were great 2, had me cracking up out loud at one point! At least someone was reading them!!

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Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: Dave Murphy on October 15, 2013, 06:49 PM
Do you recall which trees/displays won which award?
From what I remember, Best in Show went to the semi cascade Rocky Mountain Juniper, a hornbeam (I think) won peers choice, and the Bald Cypress won people's choice.  Finally, both the Blue Ridge Bonsai Society and the Black Creek Study Group received display awards,
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: Chrisl on October 16, 2013, 09:39 AM
Thanks Wayne, looks like a great show! 
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: augustine on October 16, 2013, 03:06 PM
bwayne,

Thanks for the photos, I really enjoyed them. I esp. liked some ot the pines with the superb bark.

(I didn't particularly care for the leaves.)

Best,

Augustine
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 16, 2013, 09:39 PM
WHY didn't you (not just you Augustine) like the leaves?  What alternative  displays DID you like?  Were the more traditionally styled displays better executed?  How did you like the landscape w/ the Tea House?  Even without the pots?

Go!
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: Owen Reich on October 17, 2013, 11:32 PM
I liked the Blue Ridge display with the round metal sculpture echoing the round mame stand.  Subdued but nice.  The Atlanta display full of leaves a tree trunks was a bit too overt.  The same could have been accomplished with a single red or other color leaf. 
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: Sam Ogranaja on October 19, 2013, 08:39 PM
Thanks Wayne for posting all your pictures. I enjoyed them. I have a wide angle lens and was able to shoot the displays in their entirety. But, I don't know how to post them on here so in the link below about halfway down on page 8 you'll see my photos.

If anyone wants to move them here, feel free to lift them although it is quite a few.

http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t12772p105-bonsai-at-the-nc-arboretum#148416 (ftp://http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t12772p105-bonsai-at-the-nc-arboretum#148416)

Have a great weekend!!
Sam
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 19, 2013, 10:54 PM
But, I don't know how to post them on here so in the link below about halfway down on page 8 you'll see my photos.

If anyone wants to move them here, feel free to lift them although it is quite a few.

http://bonsaistudygroup.com/forum-feedback/how-to-post-photos/ (http://bonsaistudygroup.com/forum-feedback/how-to-post-photos/)
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: Dale Cochoy on October 25, 2013, 01:41 PM
These were very large trees!  (That background is contextualized by a little sign in the display to the right (the pondie).  I'll see if I can pull a close-up from one of these full-res pics.)

Does anyone have a shot of the entire Susquehana display  in one shot?

D.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 25, 2013, 01:44 PM
Does anyone have a shot of the entire Susquehana display  in one shot?

I think if you follow the link Sam gave above, he has group shots of most if not all of the displays in whole.
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: Dale Cochoy on October 25, 2013, 02:09 PM
Thanks but I can't get that site to come up?
Title: Re: Carolina Bonsai Expo 18
Post by: bwaynef on October 25, 2013, 03:46 PM
Thanks but I can't get that site to come up?

Here's a link:
http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t12772p105-bonsai-at-the-nc-arboretum#148376 (http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t12772p105-bonsai-at-the-nc-arboretum#148376)