Thursday, August 9, 2012

European spruce #6

European spruce, Picea abies, collected in Italy in 1993 - see first two images. Then in 1999. And then in May of this year.

The tree is now quite mature, but the foliage has become too thick. It is time to restyle the tree again. So all the guy wires came off, all unnecessary branchlets had to go, the crown was seriously edited. Then the tree was wired again. Next spring it will be rotated one and a half hours counter clock wise, as in th last image.


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Pall:

You have been very generous with your time responding to my occasional questions I wanted to alert you to another appropriation of your images that you may or may not be aware of yet.

I was given a gift, a package of photographic notecards featuring images of 5-6 different Bonsai, along with the new Bonsai Stamps commissioned by the US Post Office.

They cary a copyright for the United States Postal Service and credit the designer of the stamps for his work.

Your very recognizable images of a Sierra Juniper, Trident Maple and an Azalea are included [2 each per set].

Many acts of misusing copyrighted material are not worth pursuing....The United States Post Office ? In any case thought you might like to know.

Respectfully,

D/D
Chicago

Anonymous said...

https://ecom-prod.usps.com/store/browse/productDetailSingleSku.jsp?productId=S_688094&categoryId=subcatMSS_CS_WithPostage

...perhaps the purchase the image rights from you?

Walter Pall said...

These images were available for purchase a few years ago. I do not necessarily know who purchased them. Do the carry my name, at least?

Anonymous said...

Mr. Pall:

Your name not included on the card or wrapper..........but be assured everyone knows they are yours.

Best regards,

D/D
Chcago.