Recomposing a Rafting Casuarina

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Recomposing a Rafting Casuarina

Post  Robert Steven on Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:08 pm

Not very often I work on my bonsai on working days, but today is an exception when the thought just came last night...and couldn't resist...

Before...



Backside...



Recomposing...



New composition.


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Re: Recomposing a Rafting Casuarina

Post  mambo on Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:21 pm

I like it just as much either way!

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Post  kauaibonsai on Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:34 pm

beautiful tree, robert. personally, I like the original front.

best wishes, sam

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Post  Robert Steven on Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:44 am

Thanks Mambo.
Thanks Sam, but in reality, the new angel has better dimension faetures..and I like the more dramatic composition. But nothing wrong with the original composition.. Laughing

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Post  Ferdie * on Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:57 am

Very Nice indeed my good Mentor, the Silhouette effect adds up to the beauty of this stuff.. Laughing

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Post  Robert Steven on Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:32 am

Thanks Ferdie, still some touches to complete the foliation... sunny

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Post  mambo on Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:12 am

I Robert,

Having looked at the before and after photos more carefully now, I think in the after, the apex of the tree seems to be moving slightly in the opposite direction of the movement of the tree......

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Post  Robert Steven on Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:03 am

mambo wrote:I Robert,

Having looked at the before and after photos more carefully now, I think in the after, the apex of the tree seems to be moving slightly in the opposite direction of the movement of the tree......

You have a great eye..it's to improve the visual balance. It will be moved some more in the process... Idea

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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:13 am

Hi Robert. Is this tree the Grand winner from 2007 Cetre award? I hope you could post the old/original "finish" form picture of this raft. It is also difficult to see at the moment in its night shot the trunk and branch formation.

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Post  Robert Steven on Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:46 am

No Jun, this is another one. That one is also in the process of restyling because some of the trunks were rotting out.

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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:45 pm

Robert Steven wrote:No Jun, this is another one. That one is also in the process of restyling because some of the trunks were rotting out.

Is that a typical problem with old Casuarina? I am having the same problem specially with established branches. Anyway this is another great tree in the making.


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Post  Robert Steven on Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:02 pm

Jun, Casurina doesn't like deadwood not carving. If there is any scars that cannot be healed, soon or later it will rot out. What a Face

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Post  Guest on Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:15 pm

Robert,
Thanks!
Old deadwood from the wild that goes with tree is hard and I think will stay and last. but the man made deadwood will rot easily. Some of mine are still holding up well and still very hard even without preservatives/wood hardener.

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Re: Recomposing a Rafting Casuarina

Post  Robert Steven on Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:27 pm

Scars are the problem if not being well healed.

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Post  KennedyMarx on Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:12 pm

Fantastic. I like the new front and I think the pot goes better with the tree.

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Post  mambo on Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:50 pm

Robert Steven wrote:
mambo wrote:I Robert,

Having looked at the before and after photos more carefully now, I think in the after, the apex of the tree seems to be moving slightly in the opposite direction of the movement of the tree......

You have a great eye..it's to improve the visual balance. It will be moved some more in the process... Idea

Hi Robert,

The eye (how good or bad it is, is still under debate) comes from years of learning by looking at photos of great material like this.

The question is moved some more away to the right or left....


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Re: Recomposing a Rafting Casuarina

Post  Robert Steven on Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:09 am

To the left ofcourse... Very Happy

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Post  Xavier de Lapeyre on Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:55 am

Hi Robert,
How do you handle the deadwood ?

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Re: Recomposing a Rafting Casuarina

Post  mambo on Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:49 am

Robert Steven wrote:To the left ofcourse... Very Happy

Perfect! Otherwise I would have had to tell you off Laughing

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Post  Robert Steven on Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:20 pm

Thanks Mambo.. Very Happy

Xavier. There are no deadwood on it but some scars; some can be healed but some not. For those can not be healed, I will fill it with kind of putty to prevent the rotting out, and some exposing part will be applied with lime sulphur.

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Post  Xavier de Lapeyre on Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:41 pm

Ok,
What about some wood hardener?

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Re: Recomposing a Rafting Casuarina

Post  Robert Steven on Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:48 pm

Xavier de Lapeyre wrote:Ok,
What about some wood hardener?
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Yes, it could be. Tks Xavier...

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