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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2009, 08:18 AM »
Gary,

So, what about the first tree in this thread?  What can you tell us about it?
 

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2009, 08:59 AM »
Rock, would you please show me a virtual photograph of a bonsai?

Happy to:
http://www.artofbonsai.org/tutorials/photoshop_pot.php
http://www.artofbonsai.org/tutorials/photoshop_virt.php
http://blogs.knowledgeofbonsai.org/rob_kempinski/2007/05/01/from-humble-stock-comes-a-mame-ficus/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/openeye/2306622908/#
http://www.bonsai4me.com/Bonsai%20Virtuals%20Service.htm
http://www.bonsai4me.com/AdvTech/ATBendingThickBranchesThree.htm

These are only a few examples and they are marked as "virtuals" done for instructional purposes. Images of altered bonsai have turned up on IBC and other places that weren't. It's not very common for someone to pass off a virtual bonsai as a real creation of their own, but it happens.

Thanks for the "no make-up" picture of this tree. Sometimes those show the tree to better advantage than a touched up photo.
 

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #32 on: September 30, 2009, 11:54 AM »
First of all, if I present a picture of one of my trees it is what it is. I have no reason to nor do I find it amusing to fool people with virtual structural changes so you can rest on being fooled. The leaves are all there, the branches and pot and so on. Now when it comes to color enhancement I am more liberal. If you ever photographed a still object you will understand light plays an important role. True colors often get washed out from reflection. Light source may be real or artificial. Each option will give a different results in an image. Now in a perfect world I want to see true colors so if I have the option to do so I am all for it. If someone feels they are being cheated from seeing the real image I am more than happy to show them an untouched image. Just remember, the camera does not see what our eye perceives. Two totally different systems.

__Gary
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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #33 on: September 30, 2009, 02:54 PM »
Nothing but a waste of time.... ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? Go back to BT, at least they understood Neanderthal lingo there. >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
 

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #34 on: September 30, 2009, 03:47 PM »
Sorry to bore you. Why don't you show us one of your trees Moquin so we can understand  and see what a true master can develop?
 

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Re: Advanced bonsai discussion
« Reply #35 on: September 30, 2009, 03:52 PM »
Gentlemen, please.  This is a bonsai forum.  If you have complaints we wish that you would share them privately with a moderator or board administrator.  There is always the "report" link for each and every post.

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