Our local bonsai society tries to meet from time to time and organize some group work.
A week ago was also one of such occasions for which we met at Masas place.
I brought this Juniper:
The tree overgrew so much that it wasn’t looking like anything anymore. It was in need of new wiring and some pruning.
Half of the tree I finished during our group work and the rest I did at home. Now it looks like this:
When I finished it it struck me that the right branch looks to be unnecessary. This tree suffered my first ever styling of any tree and though not even now I know what I am doing I definitely knew even less then 😀
The photos capturing how it should look like without the “branch”:
Not the best photos but it does show it. If I decide to remove the branch I would also need to change the pot, the present one would be way too long for it.
I got fed up with the present background. It needs way too careful lighting which I still have to improve. Also some photo editing is needed to darken the back even more. I went to local shop (Eurokangas) and bought 3 different ones, to test how it would look like with better backgrounds. The results:
The lighting must be seriously improved but I like the results. It was far easier to shoot a photo with those. All photos are unedited, except some cropping on the sides.
The black is really black! Material = velvet.
The gray I think is the best out of these but even the blueish is not bad at all. For both of these material = alcantara. I like these 2 more than black as it is easier with lighting, I don’t need to pay attention so much, I can just lighten the whole “scene”. With black one it is not like that.
Having said that, I believe when the lighting is improved the black background photo must get better too.
If you as a rare visitor of these pages (except me the author :D) already managed to read all of this please feel free to comment on the right branch issue.
- Make a jin (what kind of, any idea?)
- Don’t change anything
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