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"Railway and land" penjing

Post  Mimo on Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:21 pm

I made me a new penjing with tiny hornbeams today.
It will take years for them to look like real trees but I am happy with the composition.




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Post  AlainK on Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:43 pm

That's cool Laughing

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Post  Richard S on Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:29 pm

I love the trees, the rocks and the overall composition, very cool indeed.

I'm not quite so sure about the train but what the hell, why not!

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Post  BobbyLane on Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:54 pm

Very convincing image, let us see it again as it leafs out please Cool

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Post  Mimo on Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:22 pm

Thanx.

#Richard I originally planned to make just another water and land penjing with a little creek where now the railway is but I already have water and land one and there are lots of them, and I have seen penjings with tanks, crashed planes, but not one with a railway that is actually one of most common features of our landscapes so I went for this idea Smile

#Bobby - will do indeed

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Post  AlainK on Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:30 pm

Hi,

Mimo wrote:

(...) I have seen penjings with tanks, crashed planes, but not one with a railway that is actually one of most common features of our landscapes so I went for this idea Smile
(...)

You probably refer to some of Nick Lenz's works. I love what he does, but your penjing is not as disturbing, or creepy as some of his are Laughing

After all, a "penjing" is a landscape, and even if we think of a landscape as a "traditional" landscape, do bhuddist temples, pagodas and bald men in robes and straw hats belong to our tradition ?

There must be a form of poetry that can be found in our own environment and history. I'm thinking of someone who used to be known as "Treebeard" and who did such things.

Ah! Found it again, his name is Chris Guise, and here's what he committed:



More pictures on this page:

http://www.bonsaiempire.fr/blog/cul-de-sac

NOTA BENE: my intention is not to rekindle an inflame about what is right and what is wrong, and yada yada yada... :

1/ I like the idea
2/ I like the project
3/ If you like it and can find some kind of inspiration there, I'll be happy to follow your work because it inspires me too

BONUS!

A song adapted by Rita Mitsouko, the original I used to hum along on my way to school when I was 5 or 6  Rolling Eyes



pirat

Another "Petit train" from the early sixties:


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Post  steveb on Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:21 am

I like the composition but am not sure about the scale. Once the crowns develop, some of the trees will be 10 times taller than the train. That would mean 200 foot trees? Would you consider using bigger trains?

Otherwise, I really like it.

Thanks for sharing.
Steve

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:27 am

steveb wrote:I like the composition but am not sure about the scale.  

my thinks eggzachery !

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Post  Mimo on Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:53 am

You are right lads I cannot let the crowns get much higher not only because of the size of the train but the whole picture.
I made a room for the situation when new twigs don´t sprout from the top and I will have to reduce the sizes and make new tops.
I might replace some trees as well next year, I have some 20 hornbeams in a container where they will be trained.
I know this is not the way to do it and I should make landscapes with developed trees but I started with bonsai last year and I don´t have developed trees yet Smile
And I don´t see why I shouldn´t do it this way and improvize as I learn Razz



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Post  kevin stoeveken on Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:52 am

while it is true that most great bonsai are cut down rather than grown up (in a pot), in this case it might not have been a bad idea to start with younger trees and then allow them to to grow up and into the landscape...

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Post  Precarious on Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:08 pm

I like the composition, the rocks in the background look very natural. I wonder if, next time you take pictures, if you wouldn't mind posting a photo with all but the train. I'm just curious of the look of an empty track thru the terrain.

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Post  Mimo on Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:26 pm

No problem I should have taken a pic like that but it was getting late, I was working on it all day, and wanted to get back to warm house finally so I forgot about that although it was the plan Smile
When the leaves unfurl I will do a proper photo session Razz

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Post  klosi on Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:18 pm

Great idea!
I can already imagine them with developed canpoies, this will look awesome. Keep this updated.

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Post  AlainK on Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:18 pm

They will develop canopies if the music is good.

I heard it from the grapevine, and I play and sing hymns everyday so my trees get the good vibes and grow as healthy can be, thanks holly Hops, may thy name be praised for seculi seculorum, amen Laughing

How about a quay for a steamboat - yeah, steam....


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Post  Mimo on Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:18 am

Well since I am a rocker my trees get a bit different tunes to grow to Smile

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Post  BobbyLane on Sun May 29, 2016 10:04 pm

Looks great and will get better with time Very Happy

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