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Reply #360 on: May 17, 2016, 08:38:26 AM
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Reply #361 on: February 15, 2017, 05:24:20 PM
Here's my go at the Blue Gum tree.

Comments and critiques always welcome. :)


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Reply #362 on: February 15, 2017, 09:40:11 PM
Nice work on this, Steve.

Hmmm, I wonder why it is called "blue gum."  Any idea?

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Reply #363 on: February 16, 2017, 01:56:40 AM
Beuatiful  Gum trees...Cyril , Steve!
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Reply #364 on: February 16, 2017, 04:15:50 AM
Looks good Steve.  :clap:
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Reply #365 on: February 16, 2017, 07:02:06 AM
Nice texture on the peeling bark. Well done Steve.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #366 on: February 16, 2017, 07:06:34 AM
Dennis could likely give us a full lecture on these trees.

But here a few facts:
-blue gums are a subspecies of eucalyptus
-blue gums are name by there location, Australian blue gums, Sidney blue gums, etc. 
-they come from Australia but a similar tree is present on the West coast of US and the Canadian Golf Islands.
-the sap is medicimal, used as decongestant
-the bare wood, stripped of bark, takes all sorts of beautiful shades or reds, blues, oranges, etc.  It is said that on warm summer evenings, one can hear the bark craking
-"Many species of eucalyptus, though by no means all, are known as gum trees because they exude copiouskino from any break in the bark (e.g., scribbly gum). " (ref. Wikipedia )

Here is a photo I took of a blue-gum-like tree from the coast.   There is a concern on some islands that those trees make take over other vegetation.

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Reply #367 on: February 16, 2017, 07:23:53 AM
Steve,  your blue gum tree is well done, lovely sky and vegetation  :clap: :clap: :clap:

One little thing, your pine tree on the left side competes with the focal point.  I think it is because it is fairly symmetric, or perhaps the shadows are a bit to dard or too regular.  It catches the eyes instead of blending in like the other 2.
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Reply #368 on: February 16, 2017, 10:15:09 AM
Thank you, everyone. :)

Yes, Annie, I wasn't too happy with the left and middle background trees, either. One problem, as you said, is symmetry. The other is that they should be more mist shrouded. The one on the right, I'm happy with....more practice pays off. Thanks for pointing that out.
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Reply #369 on: February 16, 2017, 12:24:21 PM
Yes Steve, I agree the one on the right is very beautiful.  I actually struggle a lot with that same (left) tree myself... and I could not do the front grass properly but you did well with it  :clap:
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Reply #370 on: February 16, 2017, 01:30:32 PM
Thanks, Annie, thanks for the bluegum lesson.

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Reply #371 on: February 22, 2017, 06:12:26 PM
 :)  barely a lesson, little info I learnd.
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Reply #372 on: September 11, 2017, 09:45:34 AM
Tweaked the bluegum a little.
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Reply #373 on: September 12, 2017, 03:07:48 PM
Your tree came out beautifully, good textures and contrasts :smitten:

The house perspective is a little off. The easiest way to fix it is to bring the tree to the left of the house "forward" so it overlaps the house so that you can't see the left edge of the house anymore. That way the house will recede into the distance correcting the perspective O0


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Reply #374 on: September 13, 2017, 01:40:59 AM
Great bluegum Louisa, love the colouring in the bark/trunk.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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