Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Orton Effect

The "Orton Effect" gives photographs a soft, dreamy, slightly blurred, yet more intense look.  I applied it (using Photoshop Elements) to the following photos taken right outside my door, during the past week.  See what you think.

The key to spiritual maturation is transforming all of life,
adversity included, into spiritual practice.

~Alan Wallace

Life affirms itself by consenting to its end.

~Thomas Merton

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all art and science.
~Albert Einstein


Man, like the gen'rous vine, supported lives;
The strength he gains is from the embrace he gives.

~Alexander Pope


  1. the most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious...true that ....some great autumnal pics!

  2. "a soft, dreamy, slightly blurred, yet more intense look" - that could also describe the way in which I see the world!

    This is a beautiful tribute to autumn, I especially like the image with the leaves on the ground...making their departure!

  3. Gorgeous! I have an "ortonish" on my photo editing program, and it is always one of my faves to use. That last one is pure magic to me!

  4. Very pretty, Bonnie. That last one is a beauty.

  5. Dreamy. Slightly skewed. Intense. Beautiful. Yep, that's life for ya! I need to try this Orton Effect on some of my pix, I think.

    Your photos are already gorgeous, Bonnie, but when you add such meaningful words with them, both take on such a deeper meaning.


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  7. Great autumn shots. Have a nice day. Greetings from Romania.


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