Winner of 2017 Winter Cover Contest ~ Irene Oleksiuk

Irene writes:

This snowy tree was photographed on a winter trip to the Door County Peninsula in Wisconsin. What caught my eye was the shape and how the tree was bent with all the heavy snow. After a few minor adjustments, I put a texture over the image to enhance the background.

Irene is a fine art iPhone photographer, who occasionally picks up her big girl camera. She loves create and experiment on her iPad. Her motto is “ you never know till you try it out”.

Irene recently got 6 honorable mentions in the yearly International Mobile Photography Awards (MPA)

Irene Oleksiuk burst upon the scene in late 2010 or early 2011. Her images were vibrant, imaginative, and bold, and it was clear she put a lot of though and work into each one. I have often referred to iphoneography as a new kind of magical realism: Irene’s work is the perfect embodiment of that concept.

Irene actually won the cover contest a year ago, but getting the issue out was superseded by the demands of relaunching this site. We thank her for her patience.

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