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Dwayne Oakes
05-28-2009, 09:53 PM
Thanks for taking a look !
Nikon D80/Nikkor 18-70mm/Nikon Capture NX2

Take care,

Dwayne Oakes

http://dwayneoakes.zenfolio.com/img/v3/p118498065-4.jpg

Bambi
05-28-2009, 10:13 PM
I like the surreal quality of this image.

nice job

:highfive:

Lovin
05-28-2009, 10:53 PM
I like it too.
Can you give us more details about the technique, please? Is it HDR ?

Thank you

MoinMoin
05-29-2009, 04:51 AM
I like the dreamy touch here too. And I would guess, it is done with the "Orton effect"?

Marko
05-29-2009, 11:34 AM
BEAUTIFUL Dwayne. I love the shooting angle, composition and colour.

Can I ask which software you've used for the Orton? and just curious...how long did this shot take post-processing wise?

Many thx
Marko

JAS_Photo
05-29-2009, 12:38 PM
One of my favorites, Dwayne.

Rinkdaddy
05-29-2009, 02:48 PM
Very well down. This picture causes me to want to know what is on the other side of the knoll along the path.

kat
05-29-2009, 03:43 PM
Another nice one! :0

Dwayne Oakes
05-29-2009, 10:34 PM
BEAUTIFUL Dwayne. I love the shooting angle, composition and colour.

Can I ask which software you've used for the Orton? and just curious...how long did this shot take post-processing wise?

Many thx
Marko

Thank you very much for the kind words everyone !!

Marko

As far as pp time in my work I usually do 2 to 3 versions. Each one taking
30 mintues each, so 1 1/2 hours total pp time. I do 2 to 3 versions
because each version reveals new hidden wonders in the scene kind
of like art painting.

Sometimes I get the keeper on the first version but more times than not it
is always the second version is the keeper. If the place has very complex
lighting it might take 3 version to get everything out of the image in pp,
In that case I will take a break on the versions through out the day
to reduce eye strain.

Here is the way I do orton effect in pp using Nikon Capture NX2.
I got this info from a tutorial off the net and is seems to work really well.

1-use midtone (levels) slider to brighten photo (2.04)
2-select gaussian blur, set radius slider to (15.85)px and opacity to (100)%
go to blending mode and select (multiply)
3-readjust (levels) sliders if necessary
4-in the case of my work to get the muted colors just turn down
the saturation

That should do it, hope this helps.

Take care,

Dwayne Oakes

Matthew
05-30-2009, 12:10 AM
I really like this image. Many images you look at and and are very - truthfully forgettable - this one is memorable. I wish I could put my finger on it but i think that is the reason why i like it. Intangible.

AntZ
05-30-2009, 01:02 AM
Very Beautiful!

Marko
05-30-2009, 09:54 AM
Thank you for taking the time to explain all that Dwayne. Very much appreciated. The time you spend in PP is time very well spent :).

My next podcast is on the Orton Effect. It talks about the root/history of Orton and will include digital methods as well. If I choose to include your method is that okay with you? If you prefer not, no problem whatsoever. Feel free to answer here or by PM.

Best!
Marko

Dwayne Oakes
05-30-2009, 09:30 PM
Thank you for taking the time to explain all that Dwayne. Very much appreciated. The time you spend in PP is time very well spent :).

My next podcast is on the Orton Effect. It talks about the root/history of Orton and will include digital methods as well. If I choose to include your method is that okay with you? If you prefer not, no problem whatsoever. Feel free to answer here or by PM.

Best!
Marko

I don't see why you could not use it as it is on the net as a tutorial.
I did not come up with this method for NX2 so I can't the credit for it
as it is not mine.

Did you see the one photo were put the camera down a tree stump hole pointing up
on self timer ? Now that was mine. lol watch out for the spiders lol.

Take care,

Dwayne Oakes