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Old Dec 16, 2009, 10:41 AM   #1
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I was taking pictures of Times Square last night and when I was done and heading towards Port Authority, I turned around and noticed that 42nd Street was actually "busier" than Times Square. So I snapped this photo. I did HDR on it, applied the Orton Effect, and then sharpened it a bit using Photoshop Elements.


I was mainly impressed by Dwayne Oakes’ and squirl033’s Orton Effect nature shots that I thought I gotta try it. So I looked it up and found some instructions online. I thought the Orton Effect might work with neon signs and jumbotrons, too.

Please feel free to comment on how I did -- good and/or bad. Thanks!

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A surprising image and an unusual and effective application of Orton effect.
Talk about visual contamination in the cities.
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Ya I like this. Very busy picture and fun to look around at. I see the buliding where Letterman and Regis work out of. Madame Tussaud's museum is just ahead. All those lights and the quirky angle of the clock all work together nicely. And the colors. Orton Effect goes nicely here and moves your shot into the wall hanger category.
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Thanks, Ordo and Bynx! Another technique for me to go crazy about...
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Now this is what you call a colorful image - there is SO much to discover there and I think the Orton Effect is working really well with this shot

Thanks for sharing, vvcarpio
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Now this is what you call a colorful image - there is SO much to discover there and I think the Orton Effect is working really well with this shot

Thanks for sharing, vvcarpio
I remember a time when this stretch of 42nd Street wasn't family-oriented at all -- think "red light". They did a complete turnaround of 42nd Street in 1993 I think, starting with a Disney Store opening on corner of Broadway, followed by other decent stores and Wall Street corporation-buildings.

Thanks for the compliments and you're welcome, maggo85.
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Just caught this image and I must agree with Bynx, this is definitely in the wall-hanger category. I love this effect, but I need a long weekend with no Grandkids or dogs to try this!

Very nice

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Thank you, Hawgwild! I didn't expect this photo would be appreciated so much. I just took a last shot before heading home.
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i like this too the clock starts the image off well then you venture into the busyiness
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When I was taking the picture I didn't think of the clock any more than any of the other "busy" signs -- I was taking it all at once. It's nice to think of it that way, the clock as the viewers' starting point. Thanks, simple!

BTW, the clock is real -- it shows the right time. You can check the EXIF data in case any of you don't believe me .
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