Red pear shot on the kitchen counter, from the top, while testing a lens for DOF and/or bokeh. This is obviously a test for shallow DOF and only the base of the stem was in sharp focus.
I cropped it to a square format, added three of my textures (see links below) over several adjustment layers, plus a little dodging and burning.
Focal length 90mm
Shutter 1/60 sec.
Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 Model 272E
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