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Old May 16, 2010, 2:59 PM   #1
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Default Gave the Orton Effect a try!

This is what I came up with, I know its over saturated but I couldn't bear to change it!

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Old May 16, 2010, 3:30 PM   #2
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yea, the processing looks good here.
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Old May 16, 2010, 5:57 PM   #3
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Believe it or not this is outside my housing estate, I live beside a river and it is all fenced off. I followed some fishermen down a trail around the fencing and found the most amazing place to photograph!
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What i see here is that you began with a not so much sharp pick. As you must blur the background copy, you must begin with an extremely sharp pick. May be you can show us the original photo. The place seems perfect for Ortton effect.
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Oh I didn't know that and made no attempts to sharpen the original. I am currently cleaning down my pc but will repost the orginals shortly as I have a few orton candidates
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@ Ordo, here is the original gallery, preprocessed: http://www.flickr.com/photos/deanmcd...7624081322620/
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Dean: i see your Exif of the original pick:

3872 x 2592 px (10 MP, 3:2)
f5.6
Shutter priority
1/160" (+2EV) [Why?]
Flash fired, compulsory flash mode
ISO 100

So you have the front leaves "flashed" and in focus while the important background is not so much in focus. You can try also a smaller aperture.
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Trying out different settings on the camera. I think I may leave it on auto until all this stuff sets in (a lot to learn )
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