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Yearning
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Yearning
Yearning
Orton Technique applied. f/3.2, 1/200 sec., ISO 64
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Judy A. Lawhon
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    Yes, Steve, this is beautiful. I love this effect on landscapes and this one is outstanding!

9/27/2006 12:10:04 PM

 
Deb James
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This is great, Steve. I really like this Orton effect. In your opinion, are there certain types of images with which it works better?

9/27/2006 12:18:45 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Thank you, Judy and Deb.

Deb, since I'm still experimenting with the technique, I'm not sure. However, here are some observations. The image becomes dramatically darker, so I have been adjusting mine in levels at the end of the process. It seems well suited to landscapes, but as you can see in my gallery I also tried it on a people shot. Generally, I think it's effective on images where a "feel" is the main goal. Does that make any sense?

9/27/2006 12:52:26 PM

 
Lynne Morris
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Wow Steve this is beautiful I love your effects, great work.

9/27/2006 1:08:34 PM

 
Deb James
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Thanks, Steve. Yes, that makes sense.

9/27/2006 1:27:35 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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This is one of the prettiest images I've seen in a long time. This technique worked like magic with this beauty.

9/27/2006 3:28:28 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Thanks very much, Lynne and Karen. I'm really pleased with the way this turned out. I just wish I could give credit to the BP member on whose site I first read about this technique.

9/27/2006 3:43:53 PM

 
Duane Carter
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This is very pretty, Steve! Don't know what the "Orton Technique" is, but I like what it does to the foilage and blooms.

9/27/2006 6:03:06 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Thanks Duane. Here is a link that explains the process:

http://www.naturephotographers.net/articles0106/dw0106-1.html

9/27/2006 6:50:15 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Steve, excellent colors, detail, lighting and effects.

9/27/2006 10:13:16 PM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Steve, this is so beautiful! Amazing effects!

9/28/2006 5:46:53 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Steve...It's soooooo beautiful! ^.^ Kitty

9/28/2006 7:42:32 AM

 
Sherri Gorman
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Very pretty. Your effects are awesome. Beautiful image!!!!

9/28/2006 7:52:25 AM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Thank you, Janine, Marijana, Kitty and Sherri. I really appreciate your comments.

9/28/2006 9:51:47 AM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on your finalist!

10/26/2006 1:52:44 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Congratulations, Steve!!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty

10/26/2006 2:53:04 PM

 
Duane Carter
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Congratulations, Steve!!!

10/26/2006 3:11:48 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round.

10/26/2006 4:22:25 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Thank you all very much. I am really pleased.

10/26/2006 8:36:38 PM

 
Dianna Hauf
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This should have won in my opinion! One of my favorites in your gallery! Incredible Steve, simply incredible.

5/29/2007 6:01:59 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Just up the road from Rooster Hollow. I'm pleased you like this, Dianna.
Steve

5/29/2007 6:06:41 PM

 
Dianna Hauf
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I keep coming back to it....just love the textures, colors and effects here!

11/28/2007 10:29:03 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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I'm pleased your taste hasn't changed, Dianna. :)

11/28/2007 10:32:26 PM

 
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