Judy A. Lawhon 9/27/2006 12:10:04 PM

Yes, Steve, this is beautiful. I love this effect on landscapes and this one is outstanding! #530185

Deb James 9/27/2006 12:18:45 PM

This is great, Steve. I really like this Orton effect. In your opinion, are there certain types of images with which it works better? #3374129

Steve M. Harrington 9/27/2006 12:52:26 PM

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? #3374332

Lynne Morris 9/27/2006 1:08:34 PM

Wow Steve this is beautiful I love your effects, great work. #3374441

Deb James 9/27/2006 1:27:35 PM

Thanks, Steve. Yes, that makes sense. #3374564

Karen Slagle 9/27/2006 3:28:28 PM

This is one of the prettiest images I've seen in a long time. This technique worked like magic with this beauty. #3375263

Steve M. Harrington 9/27/2006 3:43:53 PM

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. #3375353

Duane Carter 9/27/2006 6:03:06 PM

This is very pretty, Steve! Don't know what the "Orton Technique" is, but I like what it does to the foilage and blooms. #3376065

Steve M. Harrington 9/27/2006 6:50:15 PM

Thanks Duane. Here is a link that explains the process: #3376288

Janine Russell 9/27/2006 10:13:16 PM

Steve, excellent colors, detail, lighting and effects. #3377035

Marijana Fajgl 9/28/2006 5:46:53 AM

Steve, this is so beautiful! Amazing effects! #3378982

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 9/28/2006 7:42:32 AM

Steve...It's soooooo beautiful! ^.^ Kitty #3379556

Sherri Gorman 9/28/2006 7:52:25 AM

Very pretty. Your effects are awesome. Beautiful image!!!! #3379622

Steve M. Harrington 9/28/2006 9:51:47 AM

Thank you, Janine, Marijana, Kitty and Sherri. I really appreciate your comments. #3380184

Sam Britt 10/26/2006 1:52:44 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! #3501601

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 10/26/2006 2:53:04 PM

Congratulations, Steve!!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty #3502281

Duane Carter 10/26/2006 3:11:48 PM

Congratulations, Steve!!! #3502517

Kay E. Mahoney 10/26/2006 4:22:25 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3503210

Steve M. Harrington 10/26/2006 8:36:38 PM

Thank you all very much. I am really pleased. #3505601

Dianna Hauf 5/29/2007 6:01:59 PM

This should have won in my opinion! One of my favorites in your gallery! Incredible Steve, simply incredible. #4344543

Steve M. Harrington 5/29/2007 6:06:41 PM

Just up the road from Rooster Hollow. I'm pleased you like this, Dianna.
Steve #4344556

Dianna Hauf 11/28/2007 10:29:03 PM

I keep coming back to it....just love the textures, colors and effects here! #5145475

Steve M. Harrington 11/28/2007 10:32:26 PM

I'm pleased your taste hasn't changed, Dianna. :) #5145487

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