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Old Sep 9, 2009, 1:54 PM   #1
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Hello folks,
Was reading about the socalled Orton-effect the other day and looked for more information on the net. There seems to be a handfull, or more, ways to achive this special effect that Micheal Orton gave his name to.

It was rather soothing and pleasing to work with this, as I have a "soft spot" for "over-the-top"-expressions. Not every-one's cup of tea, but well worth trying.



Trying to create this special "look" of glowing softness, combined with sharpness (I know, it sounds contradictory, but....) creates a new, fairytale-like atmosphere.

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Old Sep 9, 2009, 3:07 PM   #2
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Really nice Walter. Ive seen a resurgence of the Orton Effect recently by Dwayne Oakes. Nice dreamy quality without going too far out in left field. Its not for every shot, but it certainly works here.
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this is a great first attempt with this processing style.

this processing worked perfectly with this photo, and its not overdone, and is probably my favorite shots from you i have seen. the contrast of the red barn really makes this shot, and how the shoreline is angled right to it is great. well done!
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The more you observe the more you like the image somehow. It must be due to the glowing softness of the fairy tale atmosphere, as you stated above, which has been attained through the Orton effect. Actually, not for every shot as Bynx mentioned, but especially should work well for pastoral settings, imo.
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Thank you all - Bynx, Hards80 and bahadir - for your appreciation. This means a lot to me.


I must admit that I had some doubts whether I should post this picture or not, since its "punch" and the special expression stems mostly from the process rather than the photo itself.


Another thing. I feel that I did things "the wrong way around" - (if there ever is a right way...?) - in this case. As I have not shot this picture with the process in mind, but was looking for pictures on my HD to apply the process to.

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great location , great shot , great editing
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Very nice. The application of the "rule of thirds" also helps here.
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 12:26 PM   #8
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Very inspiring effect... Great idea!
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Very nice and I had to look twice thought it was a painting
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Thanks again, everyone - I appreciate your comments!

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