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Old Dec 19, 2009, 2:31 PM   #1
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Default Inspired by Dwayne O.

I know I am sticking my neck out here with a Dwayne Oakes "look-a-like" kind of a pix.

Dwayne's photo-paintings really impress me a lot and every time I look at them, I get tons of inspiration to try something 'in his spirit' and today, when walking my dog, I made a detour through the woods, just to get some wood-shots. It had just started to snow, and there was little to no snow on the ground then.

Antway, I'll jump into it and take a bashing from you guys. Let's have it!



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Old Dec 19, 2009, 3:01 PM   #2
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I think I have memorized Dwayne's signature/style and can tell this isn't one of his, but this in its own way is awesome nonetheless! I like the composition, too, of a bright light slicing the middle like something magical guiding or enticing you to go this and not any other way.
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When doing the Orton Effect its like HDR in that you can go from subtle to sledge hammer. Yours is on the subtle side and very well done. I like this a lot.
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Old Dec 20, 2009, 1:22 AM   #4
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walter yeah dwaynes pictures make you wish you had the knowledge i feel the same but have not had time to try it .. for a first attempt or posting you have done a good job . i will also be trying to learn this effect soon the two together hdr / orton should produce some spectacular results keep trying and keep the information coming my friend.
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Old Dec 20, 2009, 3:59 AM   #5
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walter i just stuck my head out of the bathroom window and took a shot just so i could join your experiment in achieving this effect i know there isnt much woodland in my picture but due to having a cold i dare not venture far anyway my half hearted attempt with no woodland


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Very nice to see both last picks. This is getting interesting. Did somebody tried people portraits with Orton Effect?
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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
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i would say yes it can be done on portraits but again it depend on indivisual tastes and also how far you would like to go.

1 original (already tweaked colours etc)



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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.
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...I like the composition, too...
Thank you vvcarpio!


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...Yours is on the subtle side...
Yes, I like subtelty (?) .... ... and thanks!


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...dwaynes pictures make you wish you had the knowledge...
There is only one way of doing it, and that is try, try again, and then some more....we'll get there in the end.


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