The Floating Bonsai – A Little Magic for the Front Porch – das Haus

If you come to my house, das Haus as I am wont to call it, you will find a fair number of organic pieces brought inside to add their beauty to the great indoors. Various other constructed pieces, either gifts of art from friends or motifs on decorative pieces bought at the thrift stores or art fairs or from artist friends, add to the aesthetic. This latest “installation” was put together after failing to revive a little bonsai tree which was left untended by a housemate. I carefully cleaned off the dirt from the root ball and was lucky in getting a pretty perfectly balanced vertical alignment when I suspended the tree using some thin fishing line. The daylight shots are pretty cool, though I need to increase the depth of field to get more of the tree in focus. The night shots, though, lit from below with an iPhone and with the backdrop of Christmas lights in bokeh, appear to me to be quite magical. I cannot wait till the snows come and I can take a daylight shot with nearly a pure white background.

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