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Orton Effect

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 30 August 2018 in Plant & Nature.

The Orton Effect is a technique that was developed by Michael Orton in the 1980s and remains one of the most popular post-processing techniques today. While the technique has evolved since its first appearance, the core concept remains the same: create a dreamlike glow to an image.

NIKON D5500 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 400 247 mm (35mm equiv.)

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Simply superb

30 Aug 2018 5:05am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle macro et fleur quel cœur jaune sueprbe.

30 Aug 2018 5:24am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Beau traitement.

30 Aug 2018 5:31am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

So lovely and delicate.

30 Aug 2018 5:57am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

bel intérieur

30 Aug 2018 6:25am

yoshimiparis from France

beautiful photography on this flower with the sumptuous color

30 Aug 2018 6:55am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

A bit of vaseline on the lens will do the trick :) Nice complimentary colour

30 Aug 2018 9:36am

@grouser: Sort of, but who wants to clean that icky goo off of a lens or filter...;-)

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle macro !

30 Aug 2018 9:55am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A superb result. A magnificent image with great detail and color. 5*

30 Aug 2018 10:08am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful flower and photo.

30 Aug 2018 11:47am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I love Orton !

30 Aug 2018 12:00pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A beautiful result!

30 Aug 2018 1:50pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Wow....this is just fabulous !! Soft dreamy image here !

30 Aug 2018 2:52pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

very pretty

30 Aug 2018 4:16pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Great photo with this effect. I don't use as much as I used to, although I did on last photo.
Usually I fade the effect so much it almost appears I never used it. I find sometimes it also
prpvides clarity and a lighting change.

30 Aug 2018 4:40pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I used to get a quite authentic looking oil painting brush stroke effect in the dark room using a sheet of glass covered in vaseline and painting it guided by the projected image before sliding the paper underneath and exposing it. An alternative for a soft shot is stretched nylons :)

30 Aug 2018 4:49pm

@grouser: Ahh, the darkroom. Those were the days. Any nylons - those were the days too. The bad ol' days. ;-)

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


30 Aug 2018 6:06pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Gorgeous complementary colors!! And I love those anthers and filaments! The pink definitely has a glowing aura to it.

30 Aug 2018 6:43pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Lovely flower!

30 Aug 2018 7:06pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Dreamy indeed! Lovely.

30 Aug 2018 10:29pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

nicely executed orton

30 Aug 2018 11:08pm

Larry Bliss from Raleigh, United States

Here's to Orton!

1 Sep 2018 7:22pm

1/250 second
ISO 400
247 mm (35mm equiv.)