Bonsai tree: Playing with Shadows & Light

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Bonsai tree: Playing with Shadows & Light

Boon Manakitivipart. Western juniper debut with Jalaluddin Din.


Bonsai Boon

All the photos shown here were posted on facebook by Boon Manakitivipart
. Boon is a well-known American bonsai artist and influential bonsai teacher. You can find more about Boon here.

Shadows and light

I like these photos. Not only are the bonsai quite intriguing, but the photos offer something you don’t see that often; bonsai photography with an artistic flair. The one possible downside is that the play of shadow and light sometimes makes it a little harder to see some of the details on the trees. On balance though, I think it’s worth it.

Sierra juniper. Boon Manakitivipart with Jalaluddin Din. Western juniper and Sierra juniper are sub-species of Juniperus occidentalis.

Boon Manakitivipart, Ume (Flowering apricot).




Stepping back a bit.




Boon Manakitivipart. Taiwan juniper with Jalaluddin Din.


Boon Manakitivipart. Members’ choice award – large conifer with Jalaluddin Din (I guess the ‘large conifer’ is in reference to the award, as the tree is clearly a juniper of some sort).

Source: Bonsai Bark

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