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Post  Tom Simonyi on Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:47 pm



I wanted to share a recent update of this composition..... Tom

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:50 pm

Excellent! Love the rock.

It kinda looks like something is growing from or behind the stump on top???????

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Post  Precarious on Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:32 pm

The surf is a nice touch. The rock and tree both look weathered by the wind. Very nice. What is the tree?

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:47 pm

Jim: Thank you for the kind words.....the "stump" you are referring to is actually a projection of the stone.

David: Thank you as well...the tree is a hinoki cypress.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:52 pm

being a surfer and beach lover, i have been noodling on some tropical island/coastal compositions...

i really like this one, but the only thing i would like to see would be a slightly different tree orientation
(more toward the viewer and perhaps brought down some to more of a semi-cascade)
but again thats only my opinion...

i too like the suggestion of surf, though sometimes depicting something that should be moving, as static, can be difficult to pull off.

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Post  Precarious on Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:16 pm

Spoiler alert- Kevin has an opinion!   :P :P :P


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Post  kevin stoeveken on Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:26 pm

Precarious wrote:Spoiler alert- Kevin has an opinion!   Razz Razz Razz


hell,,, i got LOADS of 'em...
luckily i keep most of 'em to myself Wink

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Post  kcpoole on Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:58 pm

Lovely presentation and styling, but for me the tree should be flowing inland to the right.
In most coastal areas the prevailing wind is onshore, and thus the tree moves the wrong way.

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:02 pm

kcpoole wrote:Lovely presentation and styling, but for me the tree should be flowing inland to the right.
In most coastal areas the prevailing wind is onshore, and thus the tree moves the wrong way.

Ken

Yeah, but then the composition would be out of kilter.  We are, after all, conceptualizing the world around us through art, not reproducing it.

Tom, where's he rock from and what kind of stone is it? It is gorgeous.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:44 pm

kcpoole wrote:Lovely presentation and styling, but for me the tree should be flowing inland to the right.
In most coastal areas the prevailing wind is onshore, and thus the tree moves the wrong way.

Ken

actually i believe most ocean coastal areas vary throughout the day between on and off shore winds...
if not, the surf would be constantly "blown out" (i.e. on-shore winds)
off-shore winds are what makes the waves take on a hollowed out and desirable shape...

it also depends on the orientation of the coast...
here on the western side of lake michigan (which in essence is an inland sea), our prevailing winds are off-shore,
while those on the eastern side have prevailing on-shore winds.




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Post  Precarious on Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:23 am

Cool bit of knowledge Kev.

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Post  M. Frary on Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:45 am

We get those prevailing on shore winds here. Kind of like getting used air from Kevin. I like the composition the way it is. The little hinoki pulls off the palm tree/tropical feel nicely. And very cool rock.
I believe Jim would like to know what kind of rock it is? Or not knowing that where was it procured. Me too.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:39 am

M. Frary wrote:  We get those prevailing on shore winds here. Kind of like getting used air from Kevin.
damn... it must be gusty over there !

but i agree about how the hinoki works well for this type of setting...
(i have a couple in a rock planting i have been working on for a little over a year)

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Post  Zach Smith on Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:16 pm

Tom Simonyi wrote:

I wanted to share a recent update of this composition.....    Tom

Nice work, Tom. Love the composition. Makes me want to be there.

Zach

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Post  Tom Simonyi on Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:29 pm

My thanks to you all for your comments. I am very blessed to have this stone. About 25 years ago I was working at our university (West Virginia University here in Morgantown WV). We were in the process of packing things up for a move across town to a new building. During that time I discovered the stone in a trash bin. It had been cut and was covered in oil. I was fascinated by it immediately and cleaned it up and of course kept it. Over the years I have asked friends of mine who are geologists what the composition might be. It is primarily made up of iron oxides, and most likely came from the Midwest ( possibly Minnesota/Michigan)....at least that is what I have been told.

I truly stumbled onto it by accident and have always felt very lucky to have done so. I have not seen others like it....maybe other members have - if so please post a photo.

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:54 pm

some of the best finds are when we aren't looking for it...
kinda like love...

that stone is pretty dang magnificent...
and seeing as how i am right betwixt minnesota and michigan,
i'm gonna go dig up my backyard...

but not look too hard Wink



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Post  kcpoole on Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:52 pm

[quote="beer city snake"]
kcpoole wrote:Lovely presentation and styling, but for me the tree should be flowing inland to the right.
In most coastal areas the prevailing wind is onshore, and thus the tree moves the wrong way.

Ken

beer city snake wrote:
actually i believe most ocean coastal areas vary throughout the day between on and off shore winds...
if not, the surf would be constantly "blown out" (i.e. on-shore winds)
off-shore winds are what makes the waves take on a hollowed out and desirable shape...
But in Oz typically we only get morning offshore winds which are as you say excellent for surfing, and are no where near as strong as the afternoon prevailing winds. The air heats up over the land during the day and rises, pulling cool air in from the ocean and thus the cooling afternoon Sea breeze eg the famous "Freemantle doctor"

beer city snake wrote:
it also depends on the orientation of the coast...
here on the western side of lake michigan (which in essence is an inland sea), our prevailing winds are off-shore,
while those on the eastern side have prevailing on-shore winds.

Very cool and I had not thought of that. As we have no large inland sea it is something i have never seen myself which prompted my comment above,

Ken

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:00 pm

no worries mate...
and i'm sure its not all on or off shore on kangaroo island Wink

btw - in the summer months, we too will occasionally get that same on shore breeze caused by the same thing.

btw2 - beautiful country you have there...
i was lucky enough to spend a few months there travelling along the southeast coast...
sydney to adelaide and everything in between (including a week on the aforementioned island)

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Post  M. Frary on Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:04 am

beer city snake wrote:some of the best finds are when we aren't looking for it...
kinda like love...

that stone is pretty dang magnificent...
and seeing as how i am right betwixt minnesota and michigan,
i'm gonna go dig up my backyard...

but not look too hard  Wink

Forget digging! I'm going dumpster diving!



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Post  kcpoole on Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:14 pm

beer city snake wrote:no worries mate...
and i'm sure its not all on or off shore on kangaroo island Wink

btw - in the summer months, we too will occasionally get that same on shore breeze caused by the same thing.

btw2 - beautiful country you have there...
i was lucky enough to spend a few months there travelling along the southeast coast...
sydney to adelaide and everything in between (including a week on the aforementioned island)
Lucky Boy thumbs up
done the coast road to Adelaide, but never got to kangaroo island myself,,, One day hopefully.
Also gone up the coast to Cape York, and that is equally spectacular

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