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.
Life affirms itself by consenting to its end.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all art and science.
Man, like the gen'rous vine, supported lives;
The strength he gains is from the embrace he gives.