One of the things I really enjoy about belonging to this 52 week blog is exploring new techniques in photography that I have never tried or know very little about. The Orton Effect being one of them. I have to admit I had to trust on reliable Google to help me with this one.
The process was originated by photographer Michael Orton in the mid 1980’s and involved blending two completely different photos of the same scene, resulting in a mix of high and low detail areas with in the photo.
With the help of current photo software you can achieve the same effect with little effort. It gently blurs your image to produce a dreamy glow to the picture. I captured this wall mounted water feature on a trip to Ybor City in Tampa, FL.