Thursday, October 30, 2008

Preparing the lot for the Paris car show.

Today we loaded the van which went off to Paris and is supposed to be there by tomorrow noon. Mr. Morimae selected a broad overview of bonsai with different species, different sizes and different styles.

Pinus mugo
Pinus mugo
Pinus sylvestris
Picea abies
Picea abies
Buxus microphyllum
Acer palmatum
Acer burgerianum

These will be at the Japanese car show

from 01/Nov. 2008 to 09/Nov./2008
At "Cite des scienences et de L'industrie, Paris"
30, Avenue Corentin-Cariou 75019, Paris

I am very happy and proud that my trees were selected. Alex will be there all week long.

winter images #11

all wild cherries:
Prunus cerasifera
Prunus mahaleb
Prunus spinosa

winter images #10

Two Japanese maples, Acer palmatum
and one Eurpean hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna

fall images #9

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

tour with Jim Doyle

At the moment I am traveling central Europe with Jim Doyle. See the travelogue blog.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

winter images #9

All collected European hornbeams, Carpinus betulus.
The first wo ones might look better with a new front, or not.

winter images #8

Wild cherry, Prunus spec.
European hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna
Japanese hawthorn, Crataegus cuneata

Saturday, October 18, 2008

spruce final images

This is the second try for this spruce, Picea abies. I think the wooden board looks better than the table. And the colors are better and the images are shaper. I have used Nikon D200 with 60/2.8 f 11. Before it was 50/1.8 with f 11. Interesting that a macro lens is better in this case than the so called 'best' regular lens.

Of the three I prefer the first one. This I will probably enter for the WBFF photo contest.
The spruce on the stone will go to Paris for the big car show in two weeks.

fall images #8

Japanese beech, Fagus crenata
Eurpean beech, Fagus sylvatica

winter images #7

European linden, Tilia platiphyllos
Trident maple, Acer burgerianum

Friday, October 17, 2008

winter images #6

European linden, Tilia platiphyllos
field maple, Acer campestre

fall images #7

garden lilac, Syringa vulgaris, shohin
European linden, Tilia platiphyllos
European beech, Fagus sylvatica
Japanese beech, Fagus crenata