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California Juniper


 
BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner   California Juniper
California Juniper
This is a California Juniper from the Tehachapi Mountains. It is a couple hundred years old and has been cultivated as a bonsai by Kimura Bonsai in Northridge, California. I replaced the background with a texture from French Kiss that I applied gaussian blur to. I then rendered it into an oil painting using Snap Art 4.

As you can see in the image, you cannot see the back side/rim of the bonsai container. When I was at a bonsai exhibit in Los Angeles (Little Tokyo), one of the Japanese bonsai experts told me that that is the proper way to photograph them. I had no idea and was glad that he told me that before I started taking any pictures. Many people photograph these beautiful trees from a higher position, and he told me that angle did not produce the proper viewing of the trees. Now I understand why so many of the viewers were bending down low to look at them.

Robert Jensen

 
 
 
- Mitch Spence

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The background is very nice for this old and lovely specimen, Robert. Your treatment enhances the timeless feel.


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May 18, 2014

 
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  Outstanding image and presentation here, Robert!


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May 18, 2014

 

Colette M. Metcalf
  Love the BG! Beautiful!!!


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May 18, 2014

 
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  Robert

Wonderful image and impecable presentation

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May 19, 2014

 

Arthur Bohlmann
  Great editing work


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May 19, 2014

 

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  Pretty and very painterly.


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June 30, 2014

 
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  Gorgeous and congrats again Robert on another wonderful finalist.


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June 30, 2014

 
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  Robert

Congratulations

Well deserved finalist

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June 30, 2014

 

Julianne Bradford
  Congrats on this golden glow Gold Robert!


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July 01, 2014

 
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  Lovely, Robert. Congratulations!


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July 01, 2014

 
emile-abbott-photography.com - Emile Abbott

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  Congratulations again Robert on another gold winner.


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July 02, 2014

 

JO ANN CLEVELAND
  Wowza! Congrats on another outstanding 2nd Place Prize Winner

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July 02, 2014

 
- Shelly A. Van Camp

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  Beautiful!


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July 04, 2014

 
- Marilyn K. Lincecum

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  So beautiful. Congratulations on a wonderful Second Place win.


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July 06, 2014

 

Merna L. Nobile
  Amazing and inspiring, Congratulations!
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July 10, 2014

 
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