Author Topic: Winter Silhouette  (Read 10456 times)

DougB

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Re: Winter Silhouette
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2014, 02:03 PM »
Thanks Owen for providing clarification on the initial posting.  And also thanks for a great demonstration/information on not only the Pitch Pine but bonsai in general.  And thanks to the poster for the pictures.  I have the winners and it will take a couple of days to correlate them with names and post them.
 

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Re: Winter Silhouette
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2014, 08:27 AM »
Fantastic show, thanks for the pix!
 

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Re: Winter Silhouette
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2014, 10:15 AM »




Owen, why's this one potted like this?  Is there any chance that it can/will be potted in a smaller pot at some point?
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Owen Reich

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Re: Winter Silhouette
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2014, 11:39 AM »
That pine was slated for growing out to a larger overall width (bigger right first branch).  Client asked to show it.  Oversized pot to grow it out.  Client's custom stand didn't look right to me (unstable), so I switched to an available stand.  Stand is too small.  It will go into a smaller container in a year or two to slow it down.
 

William N. Valavanis

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Re: Winter Silhouette
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2014, 12:34 PM »
There are more general and display photos in my newest blog at:

http://valavanisbonsaiblog.com

Wait until you see Part 2 with the formal portrait photos! Coming soon…..
 

Owen Reich

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Re: Winter Silhouette
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2014, 12:56 PM »
Great blog post Bill as usual.  The exhibition was wonderful. 
 

William N. Valavanis

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Re: Winter Silhouette
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2014, 12:58 PM »
Owen,

My photos did not come out good of your demo! I only had my iPhone with me. Sorry about that!

Bill
 

Marc

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Re: Winter Silhouette
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2014, 07:01 AM »
PART 2 is up,   http://valavanisbonsaiblog.com/2014/12/16/winter-silhouette-bonsai-expo-part-2/

Great post Bill !!!
Joe Noga is as amazing as the images he creates. No one combines Artistic talent, technical knowledge, photographic understanding and an un-paralleled work ethic with an obsession for perfection like Joe!
Countless hours of focused and concentrated effort are needed to achieve what he does.
His work continues to blow me away and although it seems impossible, continues to get even better.
We all owe a debt of gratitude to Joe Noga for his dedication, passion and commitment to the Art of Bonsai.
Thank you Joe!!!

Marc
 

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Re: Winter Silhouette
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2014, 10:00 AM »
With all the gushing over the photos, you'd think there wouldn't be serious clipping issues within the branches of several of those trees posted @ Bill's blog.  Don't get me wrong:  Those photos are worlds better than my little iPhone6 captured.  I stood in while a few were being photographed and it was an impressive operation.

But to make such a huge fuss about all the adjustments that needed to be made afterward ...or the huge file sizes, ...and still have inconsistencies is ...funny if nothing else.

https://valavanisbonsaiblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/duncan25578.jpg?w=660&h=844
https://valavanisbonsaiblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/block-2.jpg?w=660&h=699 <-- The discoloration inside the canopy.  It's exacerbated by the fade-in of Bill's blog.

Looks like it didn't start until half-way down the blog post.

I've seen where there's a link to a trove of his files available.  I didn't look at the trove, only the ones on Bill's site.  It could be that Bill's blog software tweaked something that didn't need to be.
 

Marc

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Re: Winter Silhouette
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2014, 03:01 PM »
To understand the Gush and fuss it's about Joes body of work.
This encompasses years of work published in International Bonsai magazine and with the last 3 US National Bonsai Exhibition as well many others. But it sounds like you are impressed with your own work with an iPhone so I can see why Joes exquisite work would not appeal to you.
 

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Re: Winter Silhouette
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2014, 12:39 AM »
Touchy?

Just seems like if someone's going to go to THAT length to tell us all the effort he put in that they'd want to make sure NONE of the photos had any GLARING issues.

Did you look at the photos I linked?  Did you notice anything wrong with them? 
 

Adair M

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Re: Winter Silhouette
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2014, 09:47 AM »
The photos are incredible!  As are the trees.

I appreciate everyone's efforts to produce these images