Friday, April 6, 2007

spring pictures April 3, 2007

1) and 2) Chinese quince, 70 cm
3) European field elm 50 cm
4) Japanese maple, 35 cm
5) Japanese maple 35 cm
6) blackthorn, sloe, 50 cm
7) Euonymus europea 30 cm


Spotted Dog said...

Good Morning Walter.
Beautiful as always. Sorry I missed you at New England Bonsai.
I was wondering about your photos. I saw that use keep the backdrop far away. Do you use any cards or reflectors to help Bounce the Sunlight onto the trees? What time of day do you shoot?
I have been inspired and am finally trying to document my trees and start my own blog.
Thanks for the inspiration

Walter Pall said...


I do use big styrpor boards sometimes to reflect the light.
I try to shoot when the contrasts are not very strong. This excludes bright sunlight. Sometimes very early in the morning or late afternnoon is good. Soetimes with overcast sky. Very often my photographs are done in shade with some light reflection. It is all a matter of experience. One has to shoot around 30,000 pictures to really know what you are doing.


200xth said...

In case you want to see any updates on the tree(s) above since this blog entry, here are the links to each tree(s):

1) Quince #1
2) Same as #1
3) Could not find in gallery
4) Japanese Maple #2
5) Japanese Maple #5
6) Could not find in gallery
7) Euonymus #1