Monday, March 29, 2010

Orton Effect Crocuses

I was gone most of the day, but the lighting was pretty good for flower photography when I got back. I snapped a few crocuses again (I know, original). In an attempt to make the pictures stand out a little more, I applied the Orton Effect... and was reminded of how either rusty I am, or how I was never very good at it in the first place. I may have just gotten lucky with this photo. Either way, I pretty much ruined this photo.

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Aperture: f/4.5
Shutter Speed: 1/50
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 37 mm

It looks fake, and too contrasty, and frankly, like a prime example of this. So. I put this up here to show you that sometimes my photography sucks pretty bad. I'll try again though. When applied correctly, the Orton Effect is really pretty beautiful.

1 comment:

  1. I don't think your photography sucks in this instance, just the processing isn't right. The composition actually looks quite lovely, and I'd like to see the original.


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