Kim, please excuse my ignorance, but if I take landscapes with only the foreground in focus and everything else out of focus, (and I do) I ditch it and put it down to lack of planning. Can you tell me why you applied an effect to achieve that? I can't think of a use for such an image. I have seen it before but thought it was my lack of knowledge, it would be a help if you can explain it please!Ron
Ron, with rare exceptions I do the same as you and dump out of focus landscape shots. The Orton effect was the creative challenge at the PSE board and I'd never heard of it. so I did a bit of research -- and over and over I read that this effect "works well with pics of kids, landscapes, and "cute" animals" . I don't have any shots of kids or "cute animal", so I thought I'd try a landscape. It's interesting, but I keep squinting at it to pull it into focus. HA!
Beautiful scene, though, like Mrs Mac, I keep squinting to get it into focus!
An artistic approach to this landscape...very surreal!
Thanks Joanne and Tammy.
Trust Tammy to put it in focus (The discussion not the Effect) Artistic! No wonder I don't understand it, it must be the same as the lensbaby shots a lot of people are posting, I don't get them either. Kim anychance of seeing the original because I think as a plain landscape it would be a "Corker"
I don't always see the artist side of things, but I have found that I almost always learn something from each tutorial. I've posted the original photo for you.
I like the watercolour effect that this gives - and once I accepted that this was the effect, stopped looking for a point of focus :) It was interesting to look at the original images too. Now I will have to research this effect...