Changing Seasons

© Ken Smith

Changing Seasons

Dennis Flanagan Student 11/3/2006 4:03:46 AM

Nice tutorial. Almost surreal colors. #550581

Ronald Balthazor 11/3/2006 4:04:51 AM

Great subject for the treatment, Ken. #3540141

Jessica Jenney 11/3/2006 4:12:27 AM

Stunning image, Ken! #3540187

Tarun Bose 11/3/2006 4:15:43 AM

Excellent composition and lovely colours. Great effect created. Well done Ken. #3540215

Paul Michko 11/3/2006 4:23:13 AM

Spectacular scene, Ken. #3540253

Bonnie C. Lackey 11/3/2006 4:24:49 AM

Your work was certainly worth it - this is stunning! #3540261

Holly Shao 11/3/2006 4:31:49 AM

GREAT capture and effects, Ken!

Love the composition, the layers of beauty, and the richness of colors.

Holly #3540303

Darren K. Fisher 11/3/2006 4:36:16 AM

WOW this looks great Ken. The colors really pop of of the screen. #3540329

Carla Metzler 11/3/2006 4:36:29 AM

Great colors, Ken! #3540330

Nadine A. Lewis 11/3/2006 4:37:37 AM

And what an AWESOME job you did with the Orton Technique, Ken! This image is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!! <>< #3540333

Ray & Audrey Clarke 11/3/2006 4:51:59 AM

Great composition, colours and effects Ken!!!(R) #3540416

Linda D. Lester 11/3/2006 4:53:15 AM

Beautiful job...love the colors and composition! #3540425

Cathy Barrows 11/3/2006 5:12:40 AM

beautiful colors and comp #3540550

Jeff W. Robinson 11/3/2006 5:47:04 AM

What a great job Ken; this is beautifully done! Jeff #3540761

Shawn Jennings 11/3/2006 6:19:07 AM

The color and composition on this are great Ken! #3540940

Roger Bernabo 11/3/2006 6:28:35 AM

Gorgeous work Ken; excellent choice for Orton!

The tutorial is excellent help too! #3540993

Amy Jackson 11/3/2006 6:31:44 AM

Gorgeous image, Ken!! Great colors and effects!! #3541008

eileen bedford 11/3/2006 6:40:03 AM

So beautifully done Ken, love the effects... #3541061

Crossroad Photography 11/3/2006 6:46:05 AM

Gorgeous! I want a print of this to hang! Beautiful color and composition. You've really mastered the Orton technique. #3541091

Chastity Abbott 11/3/2006 7:17:07 AM

I love the red taking over in this portrait, really beautiful as it frames the entire portrait captured!!! Beautiful greens underneath being protected by such firey colors.....gorgeous!!!!! I love the walkway captured too......beautiful as it's lit up for the viewer to look all around...great work & talents!!!! #3541216

Tamara K. Walker 11/3/2006 8:28:26 AM

This seems to be a very popular technique, you have truly mastered it. #3541524

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 11/3/2006 9:55:19 AM

This puts me in mind of Thomas Kinkade!!! It is soooo very beautiful, Ken!!!! Wonderful PS work!!!!!! ^.^ Kitty #3541844

Kaye Burazin 11/3/2006 12:02:30 PM

Has an enchanted feel to it Ken. I love how you use your skill and imagination to present such wonderfully diverse techniques presenting an image that is exceptional and award winning in presentation. #3542270

Marcie A. Fowler 11/3/2006 12:09:20 PM

The orton effect worked very well on this beautiful image. Well done!! #3542285

Nina Shields 11/3/2006 12:16:22 PM

Great presentation of a gorgeous area; the trees were amazing along the River, so grateful that ya'll got to experience all of that; terrific work, Ken! #3542301

John Connolly 11/3/2006 12:16:36 PM

Stunning colors, in this remarkable presentation Ken! Your DD work is superb. #3542302

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 11/3/2006 12:54:33 PM

WOW! Amazing colors and effects, Ken. True artwork!! #3542383

Ronald F. Fischer 11/3/2006 1:29:43 PM

WOW, Ken, this one is fantastic! A definite WINNER in my book! Awesome use of Orton; arguably the best I have seen!! #3542480

Laura Clay-Ballard 11/3/2006 1:39:07 PM

this is awesome! The technique works beautifully with this gorgeous image. #3542538

Kay E. Mahoney 11/3/2006 3:12:35 PM

Fantastic capture. Love the colors and the effect. #3542861

Ken Smith 11/3/2006 7:12:00 PM

Thanks so much for all the great comments. I'm glad I met Mr. Orton. LOL #3543309

Les Rhoades 11/4/2006 3:03:52 AM

Not sure how long it took to produce, but the end results are very nice. Another Well Done Effort! #3543917

Tammy Scott 11/4/2006 4:18:20 AM

Simply outstanding color #3544125

Gail Vitikacs 11/4/2006 10:25:32 AM

Fabulous results on this beautiful well composed scene Ken!!!! Over the top!!! #3545302

Nadya Johnson 11/4/2006 12:47:58 PM

Well Ken, only 3 words for this one.. Glorious, Glorious, GLORIOUS!! Wow! A STUNNER! I am noticing now, that everybody's "Orton" work is different. I too find I have to make adjustments with the light and colors after following the basic "recipe." But I think it's time to state the real facts. As with recipes in cooking, your unique and special touch has made a whole new dish. I would say, this represents the Ken Technique! I think this will be a winner! Absolutely beautiful in all respects! #3545662

Esther Smith 11/4/2006 5:06:38 PM

I agree, just gorgeous, Ken!! #3546390

Bobbie Davis 11/4/2006 7:26:37 PM

Looks great on this image Ken! Great color #3546657

She-She Killough 11/4/2006 8:12:40 PM

One of these days I am going to HAVE to try this. This is very inspiring Ken! SOOO GORGEOUS!!! You make it sound so easy!! :) #3546723

Candice C. Calhoun 11/5/2006 5:47:47 AM

Magnificent!

ccc #3547830

Terry L. Ellis 11/5/2006 6:55:00 AM

A dazzling piece, Ken! Color and technique are perfect! #3548151

Judyann Plante 11/5/2006 10:03:32 AM

Fantastic image, Ken! Gorgeous colors and excellent use of the effect. thanks for shring your technique for achieving it.

Judyann ><> #3548780

Shelly A. Van Camp 11/5/2006 6:25:47 PM

This is breathtaking beautiful! I love the effects and the colors!! #3550023

Darryl Wilkinson 11/5/2006 6:25:51 PM

Yea, it's pretty altered alright, but in a good way. Tough to compete against this beauty. Nice work, Ken. #3550024

Renee Doyle 11/6/2006 12:15:41 AM

Master of IR and now master of Orton! This truly is gorgeous work Ken!!!
And many thanks once again for your generous sharing!
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Kenneth Mucke 11/6/2006 6:39:01 AM

Simply stunning!!!!!!!!!!! #3552119

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 11/7/2006 12:05:33 PM

Well Ken, this is magnificent!! I mean it, I am soooooo impressed with the pure beauty!! I have tried the Orton technique but haven't gotten it down yet. I really hope this image wins, it is so deserving!!!! #3557748

Kathleen K. Parker 12/27/2006 3:38:00 AM

Really interesting work and pretty result, Ken!
kk #3743330

Linda D. Lester 12/29/2006 8:43:59 AM

I'm so happy to see winners from our shoot in Atlana.
Congratulations! #3750753

Carla Metzler 12/29/2006 8:55:29 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Ken! #3750921

Laura Clay-Ballard 12/29/2006 9:04:13 AM

Congrats! #3751048

Shawn Jennings 12/29/2006 9:18:25 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Ken! #3751309

KV Day 12/29/2006 9:20:04 AM

Congrats my boy! #3751341

Judy V. Kennamer 12/29/2006 9:23:03 AM

GORGEOUS KEN!! Congrats on a well-deserved Finalist! And thanks for the information on how you did this :o) -- I'm already packing for our Germany shoot -- Judy
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Cathy Barrows 12/29/2006 9:40:27 AM

Congrats on your finalist...i love seeing our atlanta shoot win #3751637

Ken Jarvis 12/29/2006 9:54:26 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Ken! #3751900

Paula Dwyer 12/29/2006 10:14:38 AM

Congratulations Ken!! :) #3752252

Kenneth Mucke 12/29/2006 10:57:34 AM

Stunning finalist Ken...WTG #3752860

Arlene Krassner 12/29/2006 11:54:51 AM

Oustanding work Ken. Congratulaions on becoming a finalist. #3753359

Renee Doyle 12/29/2006 11:56:10 AM

Congratulations Ken on this wonderful finalist!
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JO ANN CLEVELAND 12/29/2006 11:59:22 AM

wow! Thia gorgeous, CONGRATULATIONS!
Thanks for instructions, in about 2 - 3 years, maybe I will learn to do so well!
Maybe with a good teacher to help me! lol

jo ann c. #3753407

Deborah Sandidge 12/29/2006 12:42:00 PM

Exceptional image Ken, congratulations! #3753895

Jenny Bosmans 12/29/2006 12:51:41 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Ken! :) #3754015

Hendrik Storme 12/29/2006 1:24:55 PM

Congrats on your finalists!!! #3754265

Holly Shao 12/29/2006 1:46:55 PM

Congratulations, Ken, on this great finalist!!

Holly #3754433

Gail Vitikacs 12/29/2006 1:56:35 PM

FANTASTIC KEN! BIG Congratulations on this beauty! #3754496

Bill Wyatt 12/29/2006 1:58:06 PM

Another Atlanta finalist!! Congratulations Ken!! #3754504

Ray Thoms 12/29/2006 4:00:29 PM

A big congratulations Ken.... #3755370

Candice C. Calhoun 12/29/2006 6:13:31 PM

Big congratulations, and Happy New Year!

ccc #3755973

Terry L. Ellis 12/29/2006 7:54:08 PM

A truly beautiful finalist, Ken! Congratulations, sir! #3756591

Kristi A. Howson 12/29/2006 8:33:18 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist and best of luck in the next round Ken. Love all the color in the trees! #3756947

Esther Smith 12/29/2006 9:28:25 PM

Congrats Ken! Good luck on the next round!! #3757343

Nadya Johnson 12/29/2006 10:24:20 PM

Way to go, Ken! Stunning! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist! Best of luck in roung two! #3757570

Darryl Wilkinson 12/29/2006 10:26:02 PM

No surprise, Ken. Would look good in gold, too :) Congrats! #3757575

Kay E. Mahoney 12/30/2006 5:44:45 AM

Congratulations on your finalist. Love the effect. Good luck in the next round. #3758681

Rakesh Syal 12/30/2006 6:37:50 AM

Big congratulations, and Happy New Year, Ken!! #3759027

Ken Smith 12/30/2006 8:24:26 AM

Thank you so much!! #3759494

Sharon K. King 12/30/2006 5:45:52 PM

This is such a Beauty! Congrats Ken! #3761740

RC Fritz 12/31/2006 6:47:14 AM

Congratulations Ken! #3763026

JOHN V. ROSCICH 12/31/2006 11:58:49 AM

CONGRATULATIONS KEN
LOOVE IT
JOHN #3763582

Emile Abbott 1/1/2007 12:09:19 PM

Neat work and congratulations Ken on this finalist. Happy New Year. #3767891

Judyann Plante 1/7/2007 5:21:46 AM

Ken, Sorry this is so late. The last of my holiday company just left yesterday.

congratulations on this awesome finalist and Happy New Year!

Judyann ><>
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Description

Rowers Park, Roswell GA, during the ATL BP shoot. I used the Orton technique to (1) create an overexposed version of the original, (2) take the original and do a gaussian blur on it, (3), cut/paste this image onto the one from step (1), then (4), blend the layers using the "multiply" option. Finally, a few minor adjustments using Levels and Hue/Saturation.

F4, 3/4 sec, ISO 200, 50mm focal length (for the original image)

Uploaded on 11/3/2006 4:00:27 AM

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