tree_of_disbelief

Editor’s Note: Each week we’ll be featuring members of the Photofocus community.  Part of our New Year’s resolution is to focus on new and emerging talent.  As such, Melissa Niu will personally select images from our readers and feature them here on Photofocus.

_____________________

“Tree of Disbelief” is part of a series of portraiture images that explore the connection between nature and humans, using surreal concepts and symbols. I wanted to remove anything about the modern world and focus on nature and wonders such as metamorphosis, as if the observer was visiting a Wunderkammer. I took this during the golden hour, while the sun was setting down and the light was warm. I wanted this particular condition to be part of the photo to give it more “magic”. I used several different layers to create the metamorphosis effect.

I am a fine art photographer with a fascination for dreamlike and surreal atmospheres. I am inspired by Pre-Raphaelite and Symbolist painters, and currently working on a series based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, “Visions of Poe”.

— Diana Debord

tree_of_disbelief

_____________________

To see more of Diana’s portfolio head to www.dianadebord.com and follow her on Facebook.

If you would like your photo featured, read this article.

We’re excited to feature your work to the Photofocus audience!

______

This Post Sponsored by:

Viewbug  Stick With Viewbug & Photofocus throughout 2014 – because we’re announcing the biggest contest in Photofocus history — coming soon!

Adobe  Photoshop CC and Lightroom for US$9.99/mo. Limited-time offer for Photoshop CS3 and later customers. Get it here. Be sure to also check out the Video for Photographers learning center to get new ideas on how to work with Adobe software.

The HDR Learning Center Check out new ways to use High Dynamic Range photography to make compelling images. Free tutorials and posts to get results. Produced in partnership with HDRsoft.

Mosaic A complete solution for photographers using Lightroom who want to manage and share their photos. You can easily view images with their iOS app or web service. Plus your photos are backed up to the cloud with several plans to match your needs.

lynda.com Learn photography anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace—from bite-sized tutorials to comprehensive courses. Try lynda.com free for 10 days by visiting lynda.com/ Photofocus.

The Topaz Labs Image Enhancement bundle. Open up a world of creative possibilities with a seamless, integrated workflow. You don’t need to be a Photoshop wizard to look like one. Click here and use the code photofocus to get a 15% discount.

Join the conversation! 1 Comment

Let us know your thoughts...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Category

Featured Photo, Fine Art, Portrait, Your Focus

Tags