Wednesday, January 17, 2007

ash in winter

January 207: European ash, Fraxinus excelsior in early training, 55 cm high, two fronts. 


Tom said...

Your photo's are really great Walter. Would you of Hanna do an blog article on how you take Photographs of your Bonsai? The style is very relaxing and it would be great to know how it is done.


Anonymous said...

Great words and images as ever Walter. Please keep it up!


Walter Pall said...


it does not take too much other than discipline and no compormises:

- good tree, well prepared, cleaned, pot clean etc

- digital camera, preferably DSLR, like I have Nikon D70s

- setting: highest quality and largest picture

- very good lens, like 85/1.8 or 50/1.8 or 1.4

- tripod

- good lighting, if necessary artificial in additkon, often a reflector like a white styropr board is sufficient. Avoid direct flash!

- avoidance of too sharp contrast, not in full sun!

- white balance setting right

- even background, as far away as possible!!!

- good skills with digital photo processing, like Neat, Photoshop.

- framing skil and retouching skills

That's it. Well, I am afraid it takes several years to laern it, just like bonsai. But then it is very easy.