Blue Bells and the Orton Effect

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36 responses

  • Michele McDonald

    Michele McDonald said (16 Aug 2007):

    it's beautiful and different. but what's the orton effect?

  • chris wigmore

    chris wigmore said (17 Aug 2007):

    thanks, michele. the orton effect? it creates the 'dreamy feel', and is done by multiplying two overexposed images, one sharp, the other blurred. google it - there are some clearer explanations out there :)

  • Phil Puleo

    Phil Puleo gave props (24 Aug 2007):

    wow nice. gotta try the Orton Effect. and thanks for the definition!

  • chris wigmore

    chris wigmore said (24 Aug 2007):

    thanks, marc and phil :)

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler said (27 Aug 2007):

    great effect, lovely shot :o)

  • chris wigmore

    chris wigmore said (28 Aug 2007):

    thanks, catherine

  • melanie scott

    melanie scott said (16 Sep 2007):

    beautiful, dream-like image!

  • Suzy Mack

    Suzy Mack gave props (21 Sep 2007):

    dreamy! can't believe there is a place like this

  • Antje Woolum

    Antje Woolum (Deleted) gave props (21 Sep 2007):

    This is so very me the feeling of ultimate peace!

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (3 Oct 2007):

    Like out of a fairy tale... wonderful!

  • chris wigmore

    chris wigmore said (3 Oct 2007):

    thank you all :)

  • Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid

    Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid (Deleted) gave props (3 Oct 2007):

    This is so beautiful. I want to run through there!

  • Mariana Bello

    Mariana Bello said (4 Oct 2007):

    this is a beautiful picture

  • Lina Palmerin

    Lina Palmerin said (5 Dec 2007):


  • Alyssa Andrew-Swift

    Alyssa Andrew-Swift said (8 Dec 2007):

    this is stunning!

  • Emma Brahas

    Emma Brahas said (19 Dec 2007):

    Wonderful. A big Yeah!

  • Charles Bertoia

    Charles Bertoia said (5 Jan 2008):

    Thanks for giving the name of the effect Chris. Can't wait to look it up.

  • Merrick Kingston

    Merrick Kingston gave props (15 Jan 2008):

    Incredible. w.o.w.

  • eva monbert

    eva monbert gave props (18 Jan 2008):

    fantastic effect, lovely

  • Aggie

    Aggie gave props (30 Jan 2008):

    stunning color, not to mention the wicked orton effect you used. Well photographed! A true Midsummer Night's Dream..

  • Elliot Ross

    Elliot Ross (Deleted) gave props (6 Feb 2008):

    Love the color...reminds me of either shakespeare or Tolken

  • Mike Houge

    Mike Houge said (7 Feb 2008):

    You've created a great image-well done!

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (8 Feb 2008):

    WOW this is beautiful!

  • Mandolin Davis

    Mandolin Davis gave props (29 Feb 2008):

    whats the orton effect? now ill have to googe that. this is an amazing image...i love the bold vivid colors.

  • amir ali atighi moghadam

    amir ali atighi moghadam (Deleted) said (3 Mar 2008):

    Wow nice.....

  • Adrian Rodriguez

    Adrian Rodriguez gave props (7 Mar 2008):

    Beautiful Shot

  • Michelle Mogavero

    Michelle Mogavero gave props (12 Mar 2008):

    Simply beautiful!

  • marshall

    marshall gave props (9 Apr 2008):

    really balanced...

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (13 Apr 2008):

    beautiful; i take a week off when the bluebells arrive - just to sit amongst them! Your pic is a stunning representation of these beauties

  • Tina Baker

    Tina Baker said (16 Apr 2008):

    Wow! Amazing!

  • Lisa Slifko

    Lisa Slifko said (17 Apr 2008):

    This is such a beautiful image Chris...It truely brings me to the desire to lay down in it and just drink in the magnificent beauty and peaceful aura...Thank you for sharing it.

  • James Walsh

    James Walsh said (25 Apr 2008):

    What can be said? A magnificent photo.

  • Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe

    Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe said (28 Apr 2008):

    Lovely write up.. beautiful colours lighting and subject

  • emre yıl

    emre yıl said (21 May 2008):

    güzel sözler
    sevgi sözleri

  • Christopher Smith

    Christopher Smith gave props (8 Aug 2008):

    Unreal. This is Fantastic!!!

  • Ikhlef A.

    Ikhlef A. said (24 Sep 2008):

    Lovely image. It is capable of making you write that nice text.
    Great shot. Terrific treatment.

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