Don't Fence Me In

© Martha N. Church

Don't Fence Me In

Uploaded: June 10, 2007 05:38:43


This is a resubmission from over a year ago. I reworked the image, applying the Orton technique.


Cyn Valentine June 10, 2007

Beautiful lighting and great effects!! #671249

David L. Luchowski June 10, 2007

This has to be a winner, Martha. I really love the image and effects.Well done. #4383297

Gail Vitikacs level-classic June 10, 2007

Indeed beautiful! #4383749

Cheryl E. Molennor June 10, 2007

Love the effects on this #4383811

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe June 10, 2007

Beautiful scene and capture, Martha! Love the effects. #4383909

Martha N. Church June 10, 2007

Cyn, David, Gail, Cheryl, and Mike, thank you all very much! #4384151

Nobu Nagase June 11, 2007

Beautiful image!
Fog has a very nice effect. #4387251

Kristi A. Howson June 11, 2007

A very beautiful dreamy effect Martha! #4387843

Martha N. Church June 12, 2007

Nobi and Kristi, thank you so much! #4388544

Ken Grooms June 12, 2007

Beautiful and dreamy! #4389297

Connie J. Bagot June 12, 2007

This is beautiful! Love the scene, especially the graceful curve of the horse's neck. Nice technique as well. #4390589

Gary Johnson June 12, 2007

Nice PS WORK!! Winner!! #4390767

Erin Appelbaum June 12, 2007

I agree with everyone, Martha. I almost thought that the horse was a unicorn. Magnificent work. Peter #4390803

Erin Appelbaum June 12, 2007

I agree with everyone, Martha. I almost thought that the horse was a unicorn. Magnificent work. Peter #4390805

Martha N. Church June 13, 2007

Ken, Connie, Gary, and Peter, thank all of you very much! #4392120

Mitch Spence level-classic June 13, 2007

This beautiful effect is nearly surreal, with the very pale horse and the dark angular tree, backed by the dreamlike yellows and oranges. Lovely. #4394457

Martha N. Church June 14, 2007

Thanks so much, Mitch! #4395314

Alex T. Mizuno June 14, 2007

Soooo beautiful!! It's like a fantasy photo. Great effect, Martha!!! #4396897

Mario Aguilar June 14, 2007

I took a look at your gallery and this image is my FAVORITE! Good job! Can you explain the Orton Technique to me? #4398275

Martha N. Church June 15, 2007

Alex and Mario, thank you both very much! Mario, here's a link you can follow to step-by-step instructions on how to do the Orton technique:,130106/article.html or you can go to and type in "orton technique" and you will see a "how-to" article entitled "Give Your Photos a Healthy Glow" by Dave Johnson. Good luck!


July 07, 2007

This is great, I plan on trying this technique. Wonderful picture!!! #4482498

Martha N. Church July 08, 2007

Misty, thank you and good luck with this technique! #4484141

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe July 24, 2007

Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Martha! #4552237

Martha N. Church July 25, 2007

Thanks, Mike, this one is an old favorite of mine. #4552879

Shawn Jennings July 25, 2007

Very cool image, Martha! Congratulations on your finalist! #4554390

Cyn Valentine July 25, 2007

Love it beautiful..congratulations!!! #4554400

Esther Smith July 25, 2007

Beautiful! Congratulations Martha!! #4555704

Sherri Gorman July 25, 2007

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!!!! #4555710

Mary Timman July 25, 2007

This is beautiful. I love the tones of this with all that mist in the air. Great effects.
Congratulations. #4555726

Martha N. Church July 25, 2007

Shawn, Cyn, Esther, and Sherri, your kind comments are much appreciated. #4555727

Martha N. Church July 25, 2007

Thank you so much, Mary! #4555745

Mario Aguilar July 25, 2007

Congratulations Martha on making Finalist. Your image rOcKS!! #4555898

Kate Jackson July 25, 2007

Glorious Martha - congratulations! #4556492

Martha N. Church July 25, 2007

Mario and Kate, thank you both very much for your nice comments! #4558004

Damian P. Gadal August 09, 2007

Stunning! Very nice work! Congrats! #4624353

Martha N. Church August 09, 2007

Thank you so much, Damian! #4624700

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