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Adair M

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My "Peter Tea" white pine
« on: March 01, 2014, 06:53 PM »
I know, i know: pics or it didn't happen...

I will post a couple of pics.

But first, let me say this... Owen Reich told me today I need to post more here. And I said I would, but its hard to post pictures. So... I tend to take pictures with my iPhone when I see a bonsai worth photographing, because I always have it with me. If this forum would allow me to attach photos directly from my phone, I would post them.

I bet I'm not alone in this. Or if I'm just a dummy, and it can be done, tell me how.

(Rant over)

 Last summer when Peter had just returned from Japan, I was lucky to be the right place at the right time to aquire a nice antique Chinese pot from him.  I didn't have a tree for it, so it's been patiently waiting...

Steve Cratty of Plant City Bonsai went on a buying trip and came upon a JWP recently wired and styled by Peter. He brought it back to Georgia, and when I saw it, I thought it would go well with my pot.

So, in the next post, I'll try to upload pictures. Because it did happen!
 

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Re: My "Peter Tea" white pine
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2014, 07:22 PM »
Ok, here's the photo.  (I hope!)
 

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Re: My "Peter Tea" white pine
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2014, 07:25 PM »
I know the feeling. It's a little frustrating . Until I figure it out I mean sending in a photo.
Qualicum Brian
 

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Re: My "Peter Tea" white pine
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2014, 09:03 PM »
I'd really like this thread to focus on the nice tree that was posted, but I don't have any difficulty posting pictures with my iPhone, and I'm guessing John Kirby doesn't either (as evidenced by the sideways pictures that were posted and DonB posted about recently).  (For that matter, I'd imagine posting with my iPad is just as easy.)  I don't have time right now to write up the details, but I'll try to remember to do it later.)

Also, this forum has added the Tapatalk plugin, but the version of software isn't supported by that plugin for posting pictures from within Tapatalk. Its a known issue and one we're unable to correct at this time.  That said, loading the Safari browser and selecting images to attach from there yields images that are attached to threads.
 

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Re: My "Peter Tea" white pine
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2014, 10:51 PM »
Adair, I hope you share more photos too! I use an iPhone, you need a picture app that can save into a smaller file size to post here. I use an app called picshop but there's probably thousands of other ones that would work.
 

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Re: My "Peter Tea" white pine
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2014, 09:16 AM »
iPad, iPhone no problem uploading or resizing, the site us doing that. The orientation of the pictures can be a bit of a crapshoot. So from iPad write your post, then choose file, take a new picture or choose one on tour camera, then post, voila! Here is an example from the iPad, no post  process.
 

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Re: My "Peter Tea" white pine
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2014, 09:18 AM »
The pic was 2 megabytes when selected. Nice Keizan pot that Akio gave me a couple of years ago.
 

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Re: My "Peter Tea" white pine
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2014, 11:35 AM »
Ok,  I'll give it a shot.

Pics of the pot before potting it up, and the tree as received at Plant City.
 

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Re: My "Peter Tea" white pine
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2014, 01:12 PM »
There you go, even us over 30 guys can go this!
 

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Re: My "Peter Tea" white pine
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2014, 01:44 PM »
What?  Bonsai?  Or post pictures?

Boon put Facebook on my iphone at the last Intensive.  I'm totally clueless about that!
 

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Re: My "Peter Tea" white pine
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2014, 01:58 PM »
Post pictures, the v
Bonsai is still under consideration.....
 

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Re: My "Peter Tea" white pine
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2014, 04:21 PM »
Thanks John
I will give it a boot
Qualicum brian
 

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Re: My "Peter Tea" white pine
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2014, 08:15 AM »
Adair, glad you were able to get the pictures to post.  One question about that pine, does it feel off balance in person?  It feels like it's unstable in the photos.  Looks like a large base!
 

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Re: My "Peter Tea" white pine
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2014, 09:05 AM »
Hmm... It doesn't look unbalanced to me in person. I think the photo conveys that feeling because of my fence in the background.

I am going to meet with Boon this week, and I'll get his comments. He may also do some adjusting of the branches. The was recently shipped in from California where Peter had wired it. I could tell that some branches were not in the proper position due to being jostled during shipping. I corrected some of them, and the apex was slightly damaged, too. I knew I would be meeting with Boon, so I thought I'd wait and let him take a look at it.

Peter did a very good job of wiring, it's fun to inspect the details. I'd like to think I could wire it as well as he since we are both Boon trained. But I know Peter is MUCH faster!  I've seen him in action.

I'll report back after Boon has seen it.
 

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Re: My "Peter Tea" white pine
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2014, 10:32 AM »
Oh, another comment about the styling of this tree...

Judy, perhaps you think the first branch off to the left is unbalancing the composition.  Maybe...

At the last Intensive with Boon, we discussed slant styles.  Here in the USA, we tend to have the first branch go back opposite of the lean of the tree, to "balance the composition".  In Japan, they tend to have the first branch move in the same direction as the slant, the thought being that the tree is moving that direction for a reason, so the primary branch would be, too.

I think it would look good either way.

The first branch on the right actually emerges from the trunk directly towards the front.  But it's been trained to move right almost immediately, so you don't notice that until you look at it from directly above the tree.  Like all the "manufactured" JWP we see here in the USA, it's got it's flaws.