Sei Boku Bonsai Kai, San Mateo , California

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Sei Boku Bonsai Kai, San Mateo , California

Post  mehrdad chavosh on Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:16 am

Hello all,
27th Annual Show of Sei Boku bonsai Kai club show was held at the San Mateo Garden Center on June 5-6,so the pictures are so fresh , hope you like it .



















































































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Re: Sei Boku Bonsai Kai, San Mateo , California

Post  Chris Cochrane on Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:58 am

Thanks for the very generous posting of so many bonsai. There was much to enjoy.

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Re: Sei Boku Bonsai Kai, San Mateo , California

Post  mike page on Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:41 pm

Mehrdad
Thanks for attending our annual exhibit and posting the images.

Best Regards

Mike

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Re: Sei Boku Bonsai Kai, San Mateo , California

Post  RichLewis on Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:46 pm

Any of those your's Mike? The boxwood planting looks familiar.


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Re: Sei Boku Bonsai Kai, San Mateo , California

Post  Dale Cochoy on Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:47 pm

Thanks for posting.
I see a couple familiar pots Very Happy

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Re: Sei Boku Bonsai Kai, San Mateo , California

Post  mike page on Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:04 pm

RichLewis wrote:Any of those your's Mike? The boxwood planting looks familiar.

The Kingsville box saikei was done by member Vangie Schmidt.

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Re: Sei Boku Bonsai Kai, San Mateo , California

Post  Guest on Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:19 pm

I recognise 2 of your Junipes Mike. The very slanted one and the literati. Have you thinned out the literati?

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Re: Sei Boku Bonsai Kai, San Mateo , California

Post  mike page on Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:28 pm

The tree is a common landscape juniper I collected about 25 years ago. It has been extensively carved. The pot is a Shigaraki from the 1970's. The scroll is a sumi-e image of Daruma Buddha. The rock is a Northern California river stone.

The backdrop is 5 feet tall and the table is 6 feet long.


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Re: Sei Boku Bonsai Kai, San Mateo , California

Post  mike page on Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:32 pm

will baddeley wrote:I recognise 2 of your Junipes Mike. The very slanted one and the literati. Have you thinned out the literati?

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Yes, I have thinned out the literati. Looking for minimalist bunjin.

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Re: Sei Boku Bonsai Kai, San Mateo , California

Post  Rob Kempinski on Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:56 pm

The first tree, a Coastal Redwood I assume, is really cool. Very artistic and nicely presented. Who says a bonsai has to look like a tree. thumbs up thumbs up

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Re: Sei Boku Bonsai Kai, San Mateo , California

Post  mike page on Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:51 pm

Rob Kempinski wrote:The first tree, a Coastal Redwood I assume, is really cool. Very artistic and nicely presented. Who says a bonsai has to look like a tree. thumbs up thumbs up

Rob, that tree belongs to member Tim Kong. Tim finds some great material out in the woods, and has the imagination to make the best use.
Tim is a retired school teacher who has built up a reputation as a very good bonsai teacher. Tim taught elementary school, and has a way with kids. No one is better than Tim when it comes to teaching bonsai to young people.

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Re: Sei Boku Bonsai Kai, San Mateo , California

Post  mike page on Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:17 pm

Large satsuki azalea. We were lucky that the satsuki blooming season was delayed by a cold spell.


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Re: Sei Boku Bonsai Kai, San Mateo , California

Post  mike page on Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:31 am

Bouganvillea


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Re: Sei Boku Bonsai Kai, San Mateo , California

Post  mike page on Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:56 am

Here's a view of the exhibit room.




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Re: Sei Boku Bonsai Kai, San Mateo , California

Post  mehrdad chavosh on Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:14 pm

Chris Cochrane wrote:Thanks for the very generous posting of so many bonsai. There was much to enjoy.
Chris , that's my pleasure , I am glad you enjoyed the pictures .

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Re: Sei Boku Bonsai Kai, San Mateo , California

Post  mehrdad chavosh on Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:23 pm

mike page wrote:Mehrdad
Thanks for attending our annual exhibit and posting the images.

Best Regards

Mike
Mike, that was my honor to be in your club show & talk with you, I really love your trees & your job as well as other club members, I should thank you for addressing the owners of trees & attaching more pictures, (with better quality, do you use a flash? because I don’t use flash so often & maybe that’s way my pictures are a little dark)
Mehrdad

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Re: Sei Boku Bonsai Kai, San Mateo , California

Post  mehrdad chavosh on Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:31 pm

Dale Cochoy wrote:Thanks for posting.
I see a couple familiar pots Very Happy

Dale
Dale, your pots are really nice, just a perfect match with mikes trees, awesome job, congratulations.

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Re: Sei Boku Bonsai Kai, San Mateo , California

Post  mehrdad chavosh on Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:58 pm

Rob Kempinski wrote:The first tree, a Coastal Redwood I assume, is really cool. Very artistic and nicely presented. Who says a bonsai has to look like a tree. thumbs up thumbs up
Rob , that tree was in the same club show , last year, here is how it looked like last year[img]http://i62.servimg[url=http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=46&u=14526655].com/u/f62/14/52/66/55/dscf5810.jpg[/img][/url]h

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Simply Beautiful.

Post  bklynjames on Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:33 pm

Beautiful Pictures, nice work everyone.

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Re: Sei Boku Bonsai Kai, San Mateo , California

Post  mike page on Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:50 pm

mehrdad chavosh wrote:
mike page wrote:Mehrdad
Thanks for attending our annual exhibit and posting the images.

Best Regards

Mike
Mike, that was my honor to be in your club show & talk with you, I really love your trees & your job as well as other club members, I should thank you for addressing the owners of trees & attaching more pictures, (with better quality, do you use a flash? because I don’t use flash so often & maybe that’s way my pictures are a little dark)
Mehrdad

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Yes, I use a flash. I like to get an original image that's somewhat bright and contrasty. Then if necessary, I can tone it down using Photoshop. It always gives a better result to tone down an image than to try to boost it up.

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Re: Sei Boku Bonsai Kai, San Mateo , California

Post  Jerry Meislik on Tue Jun 15, 2010 7:48 pm

Very nice show. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Jerry
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