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Lens: smc PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited Camera: K-7 Photo Location: Lingering Gardens ISO: 320 Shutter Speed: 1/250s Aperture: F3.2 
Posted By: Bruce Clark, 06-01-2015, 04:31 AM

From our trip to China last year there were many photos I did not get around to looking at, let alone processing. In my recent cleanup I came across this one from the "Lingering Gardens in Suzhou. At the time I recall looking at this one among literally hundreds of Bonzai plants. That's Interesting and took a photo. It was only this weekend that I saw the pattern and the shapes. With a fair amount of PP in Lightroom and PSE with the aid of Topaz Labs, I managed, I hope, to extract the image from the background.

These gardens were one place I could have spent a week or more looking around. As part of a tour group being rushed around, I became very frustrated. Even so it was worthwhile. to see something like this. It was not uncommon to see rocks, stones, trees and so on displayed for their unique shapes, and textures. If you have never seen a tree riding a buffalo before then this is it.



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06-01-2015, 05:26 AM   #2
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I managed, I hope, to extract the image from the background.
You accomplished your goal with the processing. Very interesting photo.

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You accomplished your goal with the processing. Very interesting photo.

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Thanks for your comment.
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I like it , very unique.

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very nice Bruce, this image appears very large to me, yet I'm sure it must be small.
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very nice Bruce, this image appears very large to me, yet I'm sure it must be small.
Thanks Bob. From memory it was a fair lump of rock about 4-5 feet long and about 2-3 feet at its highest point. The tree the size of a small child. From what I could tell, the rock was naturally shaped and not sculpted in any way but the tree was shaped and manipulated to shape. According to our Chinese guide, the Bonsai art form originated in China and later adopted by the Japanese.

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I like it , very unique.
Thanks Dave. Everywhere we went in China, there were large pieces of stone on display. The stones usually had some recognizable shape, human or animal. Recognizable, if one had enough time to stop and look.
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I totally see it, great picture!
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Just excellent Bruce!

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Just excellent Bruce!
Thank you . I do think the excellence is due an unknown and long gone artist,

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I totally see it, great picture!
Thank you. My first impression was an interesting looking rock and plant arrangement. I only "saw it" for the first time this week. The more I look at it the more fascinated I am.
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