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Old Jan 27, 2010, 6:14 PM   #1
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Old Jan 27, 2010, 11:47 PM   #2
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nice work really like the orton on this one and the hdr as really boosted the colours to the just right standard...... i can never find little treasure locations like this .
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Old Jan 28, 2010, 3:42 AM   #3
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I have two critics: may be due to distance the Orton efect is not so much visible and the framing is pretty invasive. Catch is good yho.
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Old Jan 28, 2010, 9:23 PM   #4
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I like the effect that your processing had on the picture, but there was something that was bothering me, but I couldn't quite put my finger on it. I think it's the frame - the white line in the middle of the black is too much contrast and I find it distracting. I like the way the processing handled the trees.
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Old Jan 28, 2010, 9:29 PM   #5
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Simple Ordo Mtgnal.

I rather liked the orton effect as well, it boosted the pseudo-hdr and took some harshness out of the textures. however I think Ordo was on to something, it looked alot better on the original. I think that after doing this, from now on I will do the Orton effect again after resize, as it seems to behave somewhat like sharpening, and doesn't quite make it through resizing intact fully.

and yes Ordo and Mtngal, I am disliking the framing as well. Its too think, and too contrasty for this image.

I will post another similar image with the orton after resize. and see if it does better.
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Old Jan 28, 2010, 10:16 PM   #6
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slightly different view. pseudo-hdr and the orton effect added later. much more dreamy appearance than the first.



polarizer kind of made the sky really difficult to work with in hdr due to gradient and color shift. not to self, don't use the polarizer if going to hdr.
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Old Jan 28, 2010, 11:54 PM   #7
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hards80 i have also found it is far better to resize first when doing Orton specially if you use the likes of infranview to resize . another great shot mate i love the way the old fenceleads you in .... directly to the front of the barn/hut this is far better than the original post
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Old Jan 28, 2010, 11:59 PM   #8
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hards80 i have also found it is far better to resize first when doing Orton specially if you use the likes of infranview to resize . another great shot mate i love the way the old fenceleads you in .... directly to the front of the barn/hut this is far better than the original post
thanks Simple. i learned quite a bit between the 2 shots. doing the effect after resize was a giant improvement. I also used a 2-step sharpening, for fine and moderate detail contrast, to the sharpen layer on the 2nd shot so the details would show through the glow, which worked much better than a single sharpen pass on the first. the result was a much more interesting shot with better ambiance. and comparing the 2, the first just looks soft, rather than dreamy.
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 10:51 AM   #9
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The second one is absolutely gorgeous. I like the Orton effect it seems to raise the temperature of the scene a few degrees warmer.
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 11:47 AM   #10
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I see that you can also take lovely colour pictures Dustin. I really like the last one you made. The first one has been commented on enough so I'll not dwell with it.

#2 is a delight to look at. I had to look really close to see any trace of graidient in the sky, which is very faint in any case and not something I would have thought about if you hadn't mentioned it.

I would also like to thank you for this thread, I'm having a lot of trouble with getting good orton-effect pictures, resizing after applying the effect might just be what I've been doing wrong.
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