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Old Dec 20, 2009, 11:35 AM   #11
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I like this very much, Simon! Such a lot to look at, beautiful texture and light on the water and nice movement too, and a good looking Ortho!
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Old Dec 20, 2009, 2:04 PM   #12
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i can do it or try ordo i have some portraits in front of me now

went to the end of the canal i cant be bothered to clone stuff out LOL yes it is snowing
I like this a lot. I am captivated by the swirling reflection of trees on the right. Very nice.
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i can do it or try ordo i have some portraits in front of me now

went to the end of the canal i cant be bothered to clone stuff out LOL yes it is snowing
I like this a lot. I am captivated by the swirling reflection of trees on the right. Very nice.
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Old Dec 20, 2009, 2:13 PM   #14
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Seeing that the Orton Effect gives a dreamy surreal look to the picture Id say, to me, it wouldnt work for a lot of pics with people in it unless you wanted that look. Unlike HDR, its application is more limited. It definately deteriorates the image rather than improves it. Experience will determine how much and how far to go with it.
I agree -- applications would be somewhat limited to dreamy pictures.

I would also count photos of old people as "dreamy" in that they (I'm getting there... ) tend to be more nostalgic. That plus the added advantage of hiding away wrinkles...

I actually tried the Orton effect on my 16 year-old son in part to tease him because it didn't quite work out for hiding his zits ...

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I think the Orton Effect would work best on nudes. Dreamy loves scenes or nymphs running in the woods. I find a lot of times when I see an Orton shot I rub my glasses to see if they have a fingerprint that needs cleaning. I bet the old Penthouse pics used the Orton effect or just smeared some vaseline on the lens.
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Old Dec 20, 2009, 4:42 PM   #16
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vvcarpio's portrtait, I like it a lot. The Orton effect really adds something.
May be the Orton effect should be applied to not so close portraits or portraits in other surroudings. Nudes (chicks) in the woods would be a great Orton effect subject, but who dares to publish here?!

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Ya, you publish a nude with the Orton Effect and you will see the JimC Effect. (deletion)
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Old Dec 28, 2009, 6:55 AM   #19
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My first attempt and I think it might be a bit over done. Agree/disagree? My wife and mother in law both like this style and with a baby on the way I figured I better start practicing now.
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Old Dec 28, 2009, 7:31 AM   #20
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Hello 2morrow, and welcome to this little experimenting-thread!

Wow! I like it!

Maybe it's not a good photo - Maybe the cat's posture is a little akward for it to be a perfect picture, judged by normal, accepted standards. Also part of the animals hind-legs are cut off, or is it the tail? - hard to see. Usually it also helps to have eye-contact with the animal as well...

But for the Dwayne-effect, or should we say Orton-Effect - as it is really called - this is very, very good! It works for me, anyway.

Thanks for sharing!
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