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Title: CHAT - THE ORTON EFFECT - Competition 16 - 24 July 2016
Post by: oggalily on July 16, 2016, 02:20:39 PM
This is the CHAT thread

The entries thread is HERE (http://cameracraniums.com/forum/index.php?topic=4653.msg53787;topicseen#new)

This week's theme is "The Orton Effect".  It's a technique where two similar are images are blended, one blurry and one sharp, for a distinctive effect.  It can be done in-camera or easily in Photoshop with any image from your library.

A few examples are here (https://www.google.com/search?q=orton+effect&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi2t4bUiPjNAhUFmx4KHSSZCCcQ_AUICCgB&biw=2048&bih=1137).

There are several tutorials out there but this one looks good:
http://photography.tutsplus.com/tutorials/creating-the-orton-effect-in-photoshop--cms-21902

No restrictions on PP.

Pictures to be taken preferably between now and Sunday 24th July 2016, 23:59, or enter one from your Personal / Camera Cranium Archives if you prefer.
Pictures to be posted in the entries thread no later than 23:59pm Monday 25th July 2016.
Poll will be up Tuesday 26th July 2016.
Winner to be announced Saturday 30th July 2016.

The Rules for the weekly competition are...

By entering you agree to take responsibility to

Post a topic on the Sunday (or sooner) following your declared win
Create an entries thread
Create a chat thread
Create a poll for that weeks comp and declare the winner on the Saturday
(if for any reason there is a problem and no subject is posted by the winner by Monday night admin will advise second place winner to post the topic asap, do the poll etc)

In case of a tie, the first entry posted (or earliest archive shot if applicable) wins.
Title: Re: CHAT - THE ORTON EFFECT - Competition 16 - 24 July 2016
Post by: DigiDiva on July 16, 2016, 04:59:22 PM
VERY INTERESTING INDEED
Title: Re: CHAT - THE ORTON EFFECT - Competition 16 - 24 July 2016
Post by: Simple on July 23, 2016, 09:22:24 AM
Each to his own, I never been a big fan of Orton effect and similar images. The ethereal look is just something that does not appeal to me. But I can see why some people like it. I enjoyed the challenge to do something outside my comfort zone, but I am not very proud of the result. LOL

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10014/normal_SIM_9077.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=19359&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: CHAT - THE ORTON EFFECT - Competition 16 - 24 July 2016
Post by: Reinardina on July 23, 2016, 10:36:51 AM
As you say, each to his own. It is a dreamy picture, that will undoubtedly appeal to some.
I haven't had time to experiment, but I have some Orton Effect shots, somewhere, that I might dig out.
Title: Re: CHAT - THE ORTON EFFECT - Competition 16 - 24 July 2016
Post by: Hinfrance on July 23, 2016, 12:39:11 PM
I shall do one tomorrow it really only takes a few minutes to do. I'll probably write an action in Photoshop for it while I'm at it.
Title: Re: CHAT - THE ORTON EFFECT - Competition 16 - 24 July 2016
Post by: DigiDiva on July 24, 2016, 01:27:04 PM
Fun to do and a new 'technique' under my belt.

Orton's Autumn

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11291/normal_Orton_Autumn.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=19361&fullsize=1)
Title: Re: CHAT - THE ORTON EFFECT - Competition 16 - 24 July 2016
Post by: Hinfrance on July 24, 2016, 03:50:28 PM
Here's mine. I did one of some sunflowers too, but the dreamy effect seems to me to work better with a 50 year old car shot.

Mustang 65:

(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10146/normal_Mustang_65_Orton-HWK51820.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=19362&fullsize=1)

Title: Re: CHAT - THE ORTON EFFECT - Competition 16 - 24 July 2016
Post by: oggalily on July 26, 2016, 01:11:01 AM
My entry feels overprocessed but I figured if I reined it in it wouldn't really be "Orton"!

Best buds:
(http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10157/normal_OGG_4490-Edit.jpg) (http://cameracraniums.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=19372&fullsize=1)