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Old May 17, 2010, 4:08 PM   #1
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I've never read the book, but I thought the title appropriate... I didn't count them all, but there were hundreds!!

Having re-discovered the 'Orton' technique, I thought I'd process one of my favourite images from my weekend wandering.
The original (plus some other un-Ortonised photos) can be found in my other thread here

I think this image suits the treatment... hope you all agree

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Old May 18, 2010, 5:28 PM   #2
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I think this image suits the treatment... hope you all agree
Maybe no-one liked it...?

I processed another candidate from the same set tonight, and I liked this one so much, it now takes pride of place as the home screen image on my iPad

(view the large version here)

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Old May 18, 2010, 5:53 PM   #3
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Yes, I liked it! and I still do. Don't know anything about the Orton process, but it certainly gave your pics a lush green!

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Thanks Bernice!

I've processed images using this technique in the past, never knowing I was actually digitally applying the "Orton Effect" until I spotted some dialogue about the process over in the Photo Critiques section. Glad you enjoyed my interpretation(s)
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I think the first shot is an excellent candidate for Orton and looks really nice. I find its useful when there is lush vegetation in the majority of the scene. That many leaves when rendered tack sharp can be distracting, but when you give it the soft filter look it becomes more pleasing to the eye.

I prefer the Orton for the shot like #1. I think your shot #2 would be quite nice sharp/contrasty/ and saturated too.
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Not being a big Orton fan I wont knock the process because sometimes it looks good. As in your first shot.
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