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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

 

 


Another Photoshop experiment…Blue Heron reflection


I had thought about taking a reflection photo and totally blanking out the background on both the subject and its reflection to see how it would come out.  Thats what I did here.  If you look closely, I finished it off by applying an oil paint filter on the photo to make the remaining image look like it was a painting – including some texture.  Not sure whether I like it or not but it was a fun experiment.  What do you think?

Blue Heron on black

Blue Heron on black


Phun with Photoshop?


It was a rainy day here in san diego so I had some time to kill.  I stumbled across a YouTube video tutorial on how to use photoshop to make it appear that your images are jumping out of the photo – I thought I’d give it a try.  Here’s the result of that tutorial on one of my Bear photos from our Alaska trip in 2011.  This is a pretty quick and dirty experiment – I would have taken much more time (this took about 25 minutes) if I’d have wanted to do a “clean version”.  Kinda fun – Hope you enjoy….

Frame Jumper

Frame Jumper


Train Station bonus…..


Any of you who have seen yesterday’s post know about all the things that were going on in the train station.  I have an additional photo that I want to share.  A few days after we were there, I took a photo of  a monkey sitting on a log in the jungle that looked like he was waiting for a bus or a train.  As I had just bought and started to experiment with photoshop, I cut him out of that photo and placed him in a photo I had taken at the train station – sitting on a bench between two bags.  I showed that modified photo to our guide who really enjoyed it so I decided to continue to put other animals we had seen into that train station photo.  I didn’t take much time to do any of the edits so its not very professional but I think its fun anyway…..hope you do too.  Here’s the final photo of the train station with its “special guests”…..

Train Station Menagerie

Train Station Menagerie

PS – there are seven different animals inserted into the station…..got them all?