The Bear Went Over The Mountain by Lois  Bryan

Photographic Prints


The Bear Went Over The Mountain by 

Sizing Information

Small 12.0" x 8.0"
Medium 17.9" x 12.0"
Large 23.9" x 16.0"
X large 29.9" x 20.0"


  • Superior quality silver halide prints
  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
  • Metallic: Glossy finish and metallic appearance to create images with exceptional visual interest and depth

Featured in Grunge It Up July 16, 2012.
Featured in Country Bumpkin February 21, 2012.
Featured in Altered By Imagination December 31, 2011.
Featured in Cards, Best of Your Best challenge August 19, 2011.
Top Ten in the “Bear Necessities” challenge in The Addicted Photographer August 14, 2011.
Featured in Breathtaking Wild Animals June 14, 2011.
Featured in Country Bumpkin June 6, 2011.
Special Front Page Feature in Old Farts of RedBubble June 11, 2011.
Featured in Art Universe March 31, 2011.
Top Ten in the “All About Browns!!!” challenge in Amazing Wildlife group March 9, 2011.
Featured in All Creatures Great & Small January 15, 2011.
Featured in You Big Softee December 10, 2010.
Featured in Amazing Wildlife November 5, 2010.
Second Place in the “Bears” challenge in #1 Artists of RedBubble August 26, 2010.
Featured in #1 Artists of RedBubble July 1, 2010.
Featured in Animals in Action June 23, 2010.
Featured in Welcome Pennsylvania June 18, 2010.
Winner of the “Pennsylvania Wildlife” challenge in Welcome Pennsylvania June 13, 2010.
Featured in Around The World June 7, 2010.
Featured in Country Bumpkin June 7, 2010.
Featured in Safe Haven May 27, 2010.
Featured in Human. Animal. Nature. May 25, 2010.

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This is a compilation / composite of several of my own shots plus a few textures. The bear was originally snapped at Blue Knob Mountain in Claysburg, Pennsylvania, lounging on top of and raiding a dumpster. His paw is actually on a liter-size plastic coke bottle. He / she is a wild creature, and was snapped from inside my car … motor running (heart racing!!!), I thank my Dear Hubby, Richard, for the idea of using the rocks. Behind the bear is actually a lush green forest. The rocks are from my own garden in Maryland. The sky was shot from my back deck in Maryland. Neither the rocks nor the sky images caused the photographer any alarm.


The bear was taken at dusk, June of ’09, with the Nikon D40x and the 18-200mm VR Nikon lens at 1/40 shutter speed and f/5.6 aperture. Exposure 0.00, iso 800.

The sky was shot in the early evening, in March of ’09 with the Nikon D40x and the 18-200mm vr Nikon lens at 1/320 shutter and f/5.0 aperture. Exposure -0.33, iso 200.

The rocks were in bright sunlight in May of /09 with the Nikon D40x and the 60mm Nikon lens (I think??). Shutter speed was 1/500, aperture f/4.5, exp -0.33, iso 400.

Post work in Phototshop CS4 included every conceivable trick I could think of except standing upside down and singing Yankee Doodle. In the sink.

Many thanks to borealnz on Flickr and to ghostbones on flickr for the fab textures.

All images are copyright © Lois Bryan. All materials contained may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted, borrowed, swiped, snitched or downloaded in any way, shape or form. All rights reserved. Copying, altering, displaying or redistribution without written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited. NO MEANS NO.

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  • Quinn Blackburn
    Quinn Blackburnalmost 5 years ago


  • Hi Quinn!!!! Thank you very much … happy you liked it!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 5 years ago


  • Hey Dawn!!! Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Colin  Williams Photography
    Colin William...almost 5 years ago

    Totally brilliant Lois !

  • Awww, Colin, thanks so much, hon!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragheralmost 5 years ago


  • Hi Sean … thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...almost 5 years ago

    amazing work Lois. I would never know you added the rocks. Brilliant work

  • Dave, thank you so much … I’m still not happy with them … the original was all b&w with the bear in color … when i decided to go a different route, I was too lazy to redo the rocks, so I added a lot of texture and color and dodging and burning to get them to fit in. So glad you think it worked!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • … would have been simpler just to add the original of the rocks back in, LOL!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1almost 5 years ago


  • you sweetheart … thank you!!!!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Ann J. Sagel
    Ann J. Sagelalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful Lois

  • Hiiiiii Ann!!!!!! Thank you, darling!!!!!!! Hugzz!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • AnnieSnel
    AnnieSnelalmost 5 years ago

    Wow, Beautiful work Lois!!!

  • Hey, Annie!!! Thank you, sweetie!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenalmost 5 years ago

    Brilliant Lois……..what a stunning immage. Just gorgeous !!!

  • Sean, thank you so much!!!!! Glad you liked it!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • elisab
    elisabalmost 5 years ago

    What a brave soul you are!! Great image, with great editing!!

  • HAHAH!!! NOT!!!! Oh, Elisa, if you could see how many bear shots are sitting in my computer OUT OF FOCUS from shaking (and the low lighting), you’d never call me brave!!!! Honestly, he was quite nonchalant about our being there … even when Sadie started hopping up and down and barking in the back of the car!!!! HAHAH!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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