An Artistic View of the Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Continuing what was started in a recent artistic post, here is a slightly different look at the Tree of Life in Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World:

Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

As with the previous artistic view of Fort Pillow, this presentation looks somewhat like a drawing, somewhat like a painting, and just a little unusual. But hopefully, just enough unusual to make it look interesting. But once again this is neither a drawing nor a painting, but rather just a modified photograph made to look more artistic.

In hindsight, a view like this of the Tree of Life might have been better if the original photo had been a closer view of the tree itself without all of the other trees and foliage in the foreground, so maybe I will try that at a later date. For this one, it really makes more sense if you know what you are looking at in the first place, I suppose.

For comparison, here below is the original photo, first seen in the post Tree of Life in Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World:

I am still refining the technique I am using for these, and this one actually involved a few more steps than the first one used, because it was necessary to fill in some of the colors that did not translate well from the original photo.

I am still really enjoying the look of these works of art. To me, they look calming and relaxing, almost like illustrations from a children’s book. Perhaps the calming nature has to do with the contrast between the dark lines and soft colors in some ways. Maybe I am over-analyzing things a bit, too. Sometimes it is easier to say what you like than why you like it, I suppose.

In the meantime, I will continue to work on the process and share the results with you here from time to time.

The earth has produced its harvest; God, our God, blesses us. - Psalm 67:6

About the photo:

Unlike the previous art piece where I first processed the photo and then converted it, this one was a little easier because I started with a pre-processed photo (which is nothing like pre-processed food). Sometimes it is interesting to go back to something you have done before and give it a different look, which is what I did here.

Photo: A single Raw exposure, processed in Photoshop. Read more about photography tips, photo software, camera gear, and more at Steve’s Photography Tips.
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10
Lens: Rokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens
Date: December 19, 2016
Location: Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Florida

World Bible School

Burnsland Email

Burnsland avatar
Burnsland is Steve Burns, with generous help from his lovely wife Laura. Steve is a husband, father, photographer, webmaster, writer, podcaster, artist, Christian. Steve enjoys sharing his photography, art, and stories through, from the Burnsland World Headquarters in Tennessee.