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Post  John Brocklehurst on Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:36 pm

Dick, I'm putting a few pictures on to keep you from going cold turkey until some better quality pictures are put on the site.
Apologies for the quality of some of the pics, the lighting at the show is a beech !

Well done to everyone that exhibited, it was a fantastic show and many thanks to the Swindon massive for working their butts off to bring us this awesome event.

Kashima Maple



White Pine



Scots Pine



Chinese Elm



White Pine



Blackthorn



Trident Maple on rock



The majority are shohin trees as my flash just wasn't up to the job for the larger trees, but I'm sure there will be plenty more people adding pictures later.
I hope you enjoy them.

Regards
John




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Post  will baddeley on Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:39 pm

Hello John. We didn't get a chance to meet at the show but Mark Cooper pointed you out while we were waiting to haver our trees photographed. I always say I am going to photograph every display when I go to shows but never find the time to do it. I have over 40 though and spent an hour or so running them through photoshop to remove as much of the yellow as possible. I will post them once I have finished work.

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Post  Mark Cooper on Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:40 pm

As has already been said, the sodium lighting at the venue was less than conducive to taking good photographs. However, are a few of my attempts after a bit of processing in PS.

First the main award winners...

Best in Show, Best Deciduous ; Trident maple, Duffet pot, Doug Mudd table ....



Best Evergreen : Shimpaku



Best Chuhin : English Elm



Best tree/ pot combination award : a shohin Pyracantha in a Takao Koyo pot. Netaku - John Brocklehurst



Merit Award : shohin Zelkova in a Tokoname Bigei pot



Best accent



Best Mame display






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Post  Mark Cooper on Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:51 pm

One of Ritta's shitakusa used in the display with the "Best in show" tree .....


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Post  will baddeley on Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:26 pm

I'm really surprised that Tony's footwear hasn't made an appearance on the forum. I wasn't sure whether I was at the Swindon Winter image show or watching Ski Sunday. Very Happy

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Post  John Brocklehurst on Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:33 pm

Great pictures Mark, and congratulations on your awards.
It was good to see you and Ritta, hopefully I'll get to see both your presentations at the BSA show this time.

Hello Will, sorry to miss you bud, congratulations on your award as well.
I didn't get many pictures at all, unfortunately myself and the boys I went with were a little tender on the Sunday after we overdid things on Saturday night.
Are you going up to Willowbog for the BSA show ?

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Post  dick benbow on Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:03 am

Thank-you John, Mark for posting the pictures.

John, your root stand looked fabulous under a darling of a shohin. Congrats to you both!

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Post  will baddeley on Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:19 am

Here's a few to whet your appetite.






















































































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Post  Todd Ellis on Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:00 am

The tree with the bands and bracket fungi ... is it an Amur Maple?
I love the larch to. I love em all!
Thanks all for posting the pictures!
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Post  will baddeley on Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:16 am

Well spotted Todd. Amur Maple indeed. The bracket Fungus is an addition too

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Post  will baddeley on Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:20 am

Another Larch for you. Collected over 20 years ago by Jim McCurrach

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Post  Todd Ellis on Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:31 am

Yum!

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Post  Guest on Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:21 am

Very nice trees!

Thank you John for sharing the images.


regards,
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Will,

it's nice to see your elm again.
The 16th photo you posted is my personal favorite. The almost flat top appearance and the wide pot, looks very natural and the design is quite rare for the European theater.

regards,
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Post  kauaibonsai on Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:12 am

thank for the post john and will. great trees. john, I see many of your stands. congratulations

best wishes, sam

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Post  marcus watts on Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:24 am

What a great selection of trees - of all the weekends to get stuck without a car! - it would have been really good to offer a prize to 'Best in Show Native'.....While the winning trident is a totally magnificent tree, the English Elm with the name plate is a perfect example for me of a great british bonsai tree...(fantastic tree ....Will? is this your one?).

Shame about the sodium lighting - but most venues suitable for a bonsai show in the UK suffer with un-natural or poor light it seems. (it gives me a few ideas for later in the year !)

Great show everyone - I hope the attendance matched the effort

Cheers Marcus

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Post  Tony on Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:27 am

Some of you guys have a serious psychological problem around retifism than the quality of the trees?

The lighting at the event is the only downside, those guys who have large protrusions attached to their cameras can get close to what the colour should be, below is my work in PhotoShop on you photo Will.

My report on the show is Here

Wills original:



My colour corrected image:



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Post  bonsai monkey on Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:05 pm

will baddeley wrote:I'm really surprised that Tony's footwear hasn't made an appearance on the forum. I wasn't sure whether I was at the Swindon Winter image show or watching Ski Sunday. Very Happy

Yeah, I noticed Will - Tony 2 trees to Tony 2 pairs of Shoes/Boots - lol!

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Post  bonsai monkey on Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:09 pm

On a serious note, I'd like to thank Paul and all the Swindon Crew for making us all feel so welcome and putting on such a fantastic Show. It was my first visit and I'll definitely be returning next year. Terrific trees, corking company and tasteful traders (well, except me!) and perfect blend.

Well done guys and enjoy the rest, before planning the next one of course, you all deserve it!
Regards,
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Post  Tony on Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:24 pm

bonsai monkey wrote:
will baddeley wrote:I'm really surprised that Tony's footwear hasn't made an appearance on the forum. I wasn't sure whether I was at the Swindon Winter image show or watching Ski Sunday. Very Happy

Yeah, I noticed Will - Tony 2 trees to Tony 2 pairs of Shoes/Boots - lol!

You guys are just wierd! Somebody gonna get hurt real bad Suspect

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Post  Andre Beaurain on Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:45 pm

Wow, what amazing trees, thank you for the photos guys. Makes you want run outside and snip the first bush in your way.
The Acer palmatum , with the very low wide spreading crown moved me...
For somebody that spends 8 months of the year barefoot, I first had to look up the word retifism, not a word one would expect to find here, more like a 'Sex in the City' term? Laughing
So what was it about your shoes Tony?

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Post  Mark Cooper on Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:09 pm

The prize for the "Best Tree/ Pot Combination" award.

This award and prize was sponsored (and supplied) by Walsall Studio Ceramics; a delightful custom made shohin pot in a presentation box.


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Post  Ian Warhurst on Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:00 pm

Tony should be in a remake of the first series of Blackadder with those boots

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Post  fiona on Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:31 pm



Retifists beware!!!

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Post  Tony on Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:15 pm

Folk with a modicum of class will wonder WTF you jerks are on about?

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Post  Poink88 on Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:20 pm

tony wrote:Folk with a modicum of class will wonder WTF you jerks are on about?
I can feel the love!!! LOL

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