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“Spirit Bear” original photos


Earlier in the week I posted a composite photo called “Spirit Bear” which is also posted below.  I also wanted to share the original photos that I used for that composite as I thought they were pretty good Brown Bear photos in their own right.  The first one is a close-up of a bear we called the fishing bear as he seemed to be the most interested in a fish diet as opposed to just grazing in the sedge fields.  He was actually standing in the middle of a salmon stream when this photo was taken.

Fishing Bear Portrait

Fishing Bear Portrait

To make the background of the composite photo, I applied an oil painting filter to the photo, converted it to a textured sepia tone and then applied a white vignette to give it more of a drawing look.  The second photo I used was a photo of the same bear charging after a fish (he didn’t get it).  I just overlaid that photo on the portrait in photoshop, resized it into the lower right corner and then masked out the parts of the photo that I didn’t want.

Charge!!

Charge!!

In case you forgot, here is the composite….

Spirit Bear

Spirit Bear

 

 


Spirit Bear


Spirit Bear

Spirit Bear

Its time for another Photoshop experiment.  I am still enjoying exploring what you can do with this program without spending alot of time in trying to come up with perfect versions of my experiments.  I thought it would be fun to combine a couple of shots of the same animal into a single photo.  I took one of my close up views of a beautiful brown bear from Alaska this summer and used one of the creative filters to make it look like an oil painting to give it kind of surreal look.  I turned it into a sepia toned  portrait and added a vignette around the subject to fade out the details around the edges.  I then superimposed an action photo of the same bear into the corner and masked out the extraneous details.  While it is by no means perfect, I like the overall effect of the result.  Hope you enjoy also…….