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Challenge: The Orton Effect (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenge Stuff
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1
Lens: Olympus 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 SWD Zuiko Lens ED
Location: Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge
Date: Mar 1, 2015
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1600
Date Uploaded: Mar 3, 2015

A Cypress Tree on a really foggy afternoon in the swampy water of the Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge, Dayton Texas, USA. This image was processed using the Orton Efect, which is combining two overexposed photographs (one in focus the other out of focus).

Place: 3 out of 76
Avg (all users): 6.5821
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 6.4865
Avg (non-participants): 6.7000
Views since voting: 1359
Views during voting: 161
Votes: 67
Comments: 16
Favorites: 4 (view)

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08/04/2015 09:28:45 AM
*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*

Congratulations on the ribbon, a great result for a great image that fully meets the challenge.

I must begin by admitting that I have never consciously used the Orton effect myself so I am not best qualified to assess how effectively it has been used here. However, I can benefit from your high score and all the very positive comments you have received here and the conclusion is that you have been very successful with your entry, well done.

With regards to the image itself I find it very pleasing I particularly like the distant foggy background, the placing of the tree, the shape of the trunk, the perfect reflection it all ties together very nicely indeed. I am, like you, a very keen fan of the square crop which again works very well too. Probably the only minor technicality I can suggest is that the ISO may have been better at 100 assuming the camera supports it but most modern cameras are still good well beyond this so its not really an issue.

Thank you for submitting such a beautiful image it is a real pleasure to be given your image for critique, Sid
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03/19/2015 08:50:13 AM
Great shot, congratulations on your yellow ribbon.
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03/14/2015 08:41:11 PM
I did not have time to vote on this one, but this is lovely, congrats
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03/14/2015 10:06:50 AM
I adore cypress trees!! Huge congrats on the yellow!
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03/13/2015 12:23:27 PM
Congrats! BTW, I'm a square crop fan as well :)
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03/13/2015 09:07:55 AM
Ronnie this is absolutely beautiful...well done. I gave it a 10!!!
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03/13/2015 07:53:01 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and such a beautiful image too.
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03/13/2015 05:42:37 AM
Congrats on the ribbon for this superb photo.
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03/13/2015 12:58:59 AM
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Neat It originally was a landscape crop but when I was cropping it square for IG it just seemed like a better crop to me. Have always been a huge fan of a square crop, use to shoot specifically for it in my film days. Now IG has kind of ruined the uniqueness of a square crop :-(
03/13/2015 12:42:29 AM
Well you got the ribbon well done...I just somehow would of loved this in landscape mode ;0)
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03/13/2015 12:39:21 AM
I feel the same as Sandy, this mesmerized me, Honored to be standing behind this shot!!! Congrats
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03/13/2015 12:26:24 AM
This is so wonderful. Eerie and mesmerizing! Congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/12/2015 11:29:29 PM
Foggy forcefield finds fundamental foundation illuminating elemental ingredients naturally.
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03/12/2015 04:50:36 PM
Absolutely gorgeous scene.
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03/06/2015 03:33:51 PM
Gorgeous. I don't like how the tree ends on top, so I'd have cropped it to the edge. But that's just me
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03/06/2015 01:43:01 AM
Will vote later, but this is such an amazing image! IMHO, perfect use of the Orton effect. Just love it, congrats, hope it does well.
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