Friday, December 17, 2010

Orton Effect



At Eckman Lake in Waldport, OR, looking east across the creek. I applied the "Orton Effect" to the photo. The tutorial can be found here.

8 comments:

  1. 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

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  2. 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!

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  3. Beautiful scene, though, like Mrs Mac, I keep squinting to get it into focus!

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  4. An artistic approach to this landscape...very surreal!

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  5. 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"

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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...

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