I am sure, that you already know everything about this year's Noelanders trophy; I'll just add some of my impressions: Noelanders Trophy 2015 was amazing show. After year or two of stagnation, the exhibition gain the momentum, the quality rises again. There were many world class trees, a lot of them really mature and really ready for show. Judges had a hard job to announced the best bonsais among this quality. The new venue is great, especially the traders have enough space now.
Prepričan sem, da o letošnjem Noelanders Trophyju veste že vse, dodal bom samo nekaj mojih vtisov: Noelanders Trophy 2015 je bil izjemen. Po nekaj letih stagnacije je razstava dobila nov zalet in kvaliteta se spet dviguje. Na ogled je bilo veliko mojstrovin, veliko med njimi jih je bilo res zrečih in pripravljenih na razstavljanje. Sodniki so imeli zelo težko delo, da so med takšno kvaliteto razglasili najboljše bonsaje. Nov prostor je odličen, predvsem prodajalci imajo zdaj dovolj prostora.
Sašo, student of TORA international bonsai school, enjoying the first contact with high quality trees at night before the official opening ...
Willy Evenepoel, the master photographer of Noelanders Trophy, is preparing my Juniper for official photographing
My other Juniper at official photographing
Fantastic bark on Black pine of Jesus Valero
I was atracted by this composition of Erasmo Garcia Fernandez
The new venue is great
Fantastic Alnus serrulata, the best decidous tree. The new owner is Mauro Stemberger (maybe for a last month or two), but all credits goes to Spanish El Tim bonsai even though on the card Mauro was credited also as artist.
The great winner of the NT 2015: fantastic Pinus pentaphylla. The owner is Andres Alvarez Iglesias, Mario Komsta styled this tree as is correctly listed on the card ;-)
The best shohin: great composition by Mark adn Rita Cooper.
Organizers still have room for improvement, especially at reception of the trees ... Nevertheless I was proud to be a part of such a show with two of my trees. I was happy to met all my bonsai friends again and spent some quality time with them. Also the students of TORA international school enjoyed the exhibition ...
Organizatorji imajo še vedno kar nekaj prostora za izboljšave, predvsem pri sprejemu dreves ... Kakorkoli že, bil sem ponosen, da sem bil z dvema svojima drevesoma del takšnega dogodka. Vesel sem bil ponovnih snidenj z bonsajskimi prijatelji in časa, ki sem ga preživel z njimi. Tudi študentje šole TORA so na razstavi uživali ...