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Lincoln Memorial
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Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
© Shawn Jennings
Canon EOS 30D Digi...
 
 
 
Michelle R. Kovach
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    Beautiful shot, Shawn!

10/5/2006 9:07:21 AM

 
Deb James
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Excellent use of the Orton technique, Shawn. Really beautiful! I love the symmetry.

10/5/2006 10:04:59 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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WOW! THis is beautiful... I love the Orton effect!

10/5/2006 9:20:29 PM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Congratulations on your Newsletter feature Shawn!

10/6/2006 5:52:57 AM

 
Martin J. Preslar
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Wonderful use of the Orton Technique!!! Congrats on your Newsletter feature!!! :)

10/6/2006 6:34:35 AM

 
Howie Nordström
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Nice image Shawn.
1 Q: there are many thoughts on how the Orton effect is best done. Would you mind qualifying the method you used?

10/6/2006 8:23:54 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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wow! totally awesome!

10/6/2006 5:35:39 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Nice effect, Shawn.
Hi, Howie. Here is the method I've been following: DL (duplicate layer), select Screen in layers pallet, DL, Gaussian Blur at 13 pixels, select Multiply, adjust levels and flatten image. The amount of Gaussian Blur depends on the file size.
I'd really like to know what others are using.

10/8/2006 8:27:04 AM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Thank you all for your kind comments.

Howie - I am using the same method that Steve mentions. I use gaussian blur anywhere from 10-25 pixels, depending on how much of a glowing effect I want on the image. I also apply the Orton effect last, before I flatten the image. Here is the link that I used for the effect. I received it from BP member Tammy Scott. http://www.naturephotographers.net/articles0106/dw0106-1.html

10/8/2006 9:44:46 AM

 
Howie Nordström
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Thanks very much Steve and Shawn. That's just what I was interested in.

10/8/2006 12:51:44 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Beutiful capture and effects!

11/12/2006 4:45:30 PM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Thank you Corrine!

You're welcome Howie!

11/13/2006 6:09:15 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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another one! congrats!

11/23/2006 1:41:03 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Congratulations Shawn on your finalist!

11/23/2006 2:50:23 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations, Shawn!

11/23/2006 2:53:24 PM

 
Amy Jackson
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Congratulations on your finalist, Shawn!

11/23/2006 3:01:21 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Beautiful color and reflection - Congratulations

11/24/2006 6:34:02 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Shawn, congratulations on this outstanding finalist, too! Very beautifully done!

11/24/2006 12:53:44 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Congrats on this and your other finalist. Best of luck next round as well.

11/24/2006 2:56:22 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Shawn, congrats on your multiple finalists!!

11/25/2006 7:32:18 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Congrats on your Snapshot Newsletter feature Shawn!

1/2/2008 6:53:47 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Shawn, on Snapshot #349!

1/2/2008 8:04:17 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Congratulations on your Snapshot Newsletter feature, Shawn. Beautiful photo and effects.

1/2/2008 9:48:20 AM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Thanks Everyone!

1/2/2008 3:10:21 PM

 
Teal Ann Hallam

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Usually I don't like symmetry but with this shot and other structural shots it works great!

6/12/2008 10:41:11 AM

 
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