Thursday, April 1, 2010

Easy fix for soft-focus images: the Orton effect

Shooting from far, far away in a low-light forest does not make for ideal conditions for capturing tack-sharp birds. I used the Orton effect on this little bluebird to give an overall, dreamy look to the final image.

9 comments:

  1. I love using this technique on my already soft images...love how it brings out the blue even more, I am so glad you didn't miss this shot because even a little soft it turned out fantastic!

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  3. Beautiful...and peaceful too. The color is wonderful and I love the softdocus that remains. :)

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  4. Is that effect from Elements or something else? I really like the look, no one would know if wasn't perefect. It has an early in the morning feel to it. Very nice.

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  5. Thanks for the link to the Orton effect... can't wait to try it!

    This blue in this bird i beautiful. Good one for demonstrating how well a soft-fucus can work.

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  6. That bird is a beautiful blue! I'm not familiar with the Orton effect but I love the look it gave your photo. I'd also like to know more. I have PSE and really don't know how to use too much there.

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  7. I love the Orton effect on this one! I wouldn't have thought to use it on a bird photo, but it is just lovely!

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