Back in the late ’90s early 2000s I used to go to San Luis Obispo for a relaxing weekend once a month. There was a cool store that sold geodes, crystals and other gems. One trip there I saw a sculpted bear out of amethyst, I knew I had to have it. Now it sits in a curio cabinet. Since there aren’t any flowers to photograph, I thought I’d take some photos of items in the cabinet. I used Topaz Studio 2 Impression to give a painterly look to the background while keeping the soft focus of the bear.

No Bear Hug
No Bear Hug

Photo Info

  • Fujifilm XT-3
  • Lensbaby Velvet 56
  • Focal Length: 56mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Aperture: f/1.6
  • Shutter Speed: 1/80
  • Exposure Compensation: 0.0EV

Post Processing Info

JPG was styled in Topaz Studio 2

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