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Which front do you prefer?

Top photo
5 (23.8%)
Bottom photo
16 (76.2%)

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Don Blackmond

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Tree Front
« on: March 28, 2014, 06:54 PM »
This is a question in a vacuum since you cannot see the tree in 3d, but, based on photos alone, which front do you prefer?
No need to explain, but you can if you want.  I won't be offended.
 

tmmason10

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Re: Tree Front
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2014, 08:15 PM »
Hmm tricky, the first picture has a better base but the second picture has better movement in the apex. I vote for the second (new) front. It looks like you could shorten the apex and round the crown out nicely from this angle too. This may be a simple answer, but what kind of tree is it?
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: Tree Front
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2014, 08:27 PM »
its an old trident maple.
the apex can be shortened but I'm waiting on some growth to occur before I do it.  its definitely too tall and thin there.  Just needs a little time first.
thanks for the input
 

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Re: Tree Front
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2014, 09:29 PM »
I like the first front. The roots invite you to continue up the tree.

The second is a little more offensive, pushing me away at those(front facing) roots, rather than serving as a guide up to the canopy.

Nice tree. Of course.  ;)
 

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Re: Tree Front
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2014, 10:16 PM »
Can't really define it for sure, but second front for me.  Feels more welcoming in some way. I like the movement better, and the base better from this side.
 

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Re: Tree Front
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2014, 10:36 PM »
second front.  first option has more straight trunk lines
 

Dan W.

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Re: Tree Front
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2014, 10:47 PM »
I'm with Owen. The second front is a lot more dynamic. (In 2 of course.) Pic one does have a nice base but from there just doesn't do anything exciting.
 

William N. Valavanis

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Re: Tree Front
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2014, 08:20 AM »
My idea….
 

Anthony

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Re: Tree Front
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2014, 11:02 AM »
Don.

I like the second, feels more correct, but the proportion of the branches really bugs me.
Good Day
Anthony
 

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Re: Tree Front
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2014, 12:26 PM »
Curious as to your thoughts Don?
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: Tree Front
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2014, 01:51 PM »
I like the second front with the trunk wiggle.  The base is not as wide but its pretty impressive in person.  The tree needs to be shortened either way, and I have a small lead to work as the new apex but will wait before doing the reduction.  Branches need to be cut back and wired but I was considering options with the front before wiring branches.  Bill's virt looks about right where I was thinking of taking it if I went in that direction.

Curious as to your thoughts Don?
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: Tree Front
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2014, 01:51 PM »
the proportion of the branches really bugs me.
Good Day
Anthony

care to elaborate?
 

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Re: Tree Front
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2014, 05:22 PM »
Really nice tree. When is this going into a penny start auction?
 

Don Blackmond

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Re: Tree Front
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2014, 08:27 PM »
Really nice tree. When is this going into a penny start auction?

I'll let you know when I do it.
 

Owen Reich

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Re: Tree Front
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2014, 09:04 PM »
Not trying to hijack this thread btw.  Bonsai Classifieds on Facebook is just plain excellent.  The auction site on here has never taken off so I'll plug that one. 

I really like Bill's virt.  My vote is for "pic 3".