Thursday, July 2, 2009

Someone need new glasses?

A field of wildflowers at Roxborough State Park. I applied an Orton Effect to the photo. I really like this effect on some photos. It gives the image a real painterly feel to it. What do you think? Do you like or dislike this effect? How do you feel about manipulating photos in the first place?

Starting tomorrow, I'll be on vacation for the next week. We have some family visiting and we'll be doing some travel around Colorado. I may or may not have a chance to post.

Until then, happy shooting!


Linnea W said...

That's interesting..yes when I first opened the page, I thought, "My that's blurry!" I haven't played around much with all the editing software effects. I do like photos that can "look" like a painting though. This shot has beautiful lighting and composition no matter what effect you apply. In my photography I'm trying to keep things camera with one lens and only simple iphoto editing. At least that's how I'm doing things now...keeps the cost down and the weight on my shoulder down! Happy 4th of July and enjoy your outings!

Gaelyn said...

I like the affect. Sometimes I play with special affects. Have a great vacation.

Manz said...

The effect suits the image - and to me that's what is important.

Anyway... photos have always been manipulated - there were various techniques used in the "old school" darkrooms to achieve different effects. It can be part of the creative process... in my humble opinion.

Bryan said...

Very cool. I like a wide variety of effects as you probably already know.

I agree with Manz, though I also consider things like different film types to be effects as well.

Also, digital cameras all apply their own forms of processing before saving to a compressed format. So really, I mean, what is a completely unmanipulated image?

Russ said...

Thanks! What's interesting is that this and many other effects are "ported" from film. For instance, this one involves creating two underexposed slides, one of them not in focus. And then combining the two slides. I keep meaning to do this the old fashioned way with two separate digital images.