Judy A. Lawhon September 27, 2006

Yes, Steve, this is beautiful. I love this effect on landscapes and this one is outstanding! #530185

Deb James September 27, 2006

This is great, Steve. I really like this Orton effect. In your opinion, are there certain types of images with which it works better? #3374129

Steve M. Harrington September 27, 2006

Thank you, Judy and Deb.

Deb, since I'm still experimenting with the technique, I'm not sure. However, here are some observations. The image becomes dramatically darker, so I have been adjusting mine in levels at the end of the process. It seems well suited to landscapes, but as you can see in my gallery I also tried it on a people shot. Generally, I think it's effective on images where a "feel" is the main goal. Does that make any sense? #3374332

Lynne Morris September 27, 2006

Wow Steve this is beautiful I love your effects, great work. #3374441

Deb James September 27, 2006

Thanks, Steve. Yes, that makes sense. #3374564

Karen Slagle September 27, 2006

This is one of the prettiest images I've seen in a long time. This technique worked like magic with this beauty. #3375263

Steve M. Harrington September 27, 2006

Thanks very much, Lynne and Karen. I'm really pleased with the way this turned out. I just wish I could give credit to the BP member on whose site I first read about this technique. #3375353

Duane Carter September 27, 2006

This is very pretty, Steve! Don't know what the "Orton Technique" is, but I like what it does to the foilage and blooms. #3376065

Steve M. Harrington September 27, 2006

Thanks Duane. Here is a link that explains the process: #3376288

Janine Russell level-deluxe September 27, 2006

Steve, excellent colors, detail, lighting and effects. #3377035

Marijana Fajgl level-classic September 28, 2006

Steve, this is so beautiful! Amazing effects! #3378982

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 28, 2006

Steve...It's soooooo beautiful! ^.^ Kitty #3379556

Sherri Gorman September 28, 2006

Very pretty. Your effects are awesome. Beautiful image!!!! #3379622

Steve M. Harrington September 28, 2006

Thank you, Janine, Marijana, Kitty and Sherri. I really appreciate your comments. #3380184

Sam Britt October 26, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist! #3501601

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna October 26, 2006

Congratulations, Steve!!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty #3502281

Duane Carter October 26, 2006

Congratulations, Steve!!! #3502517

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic October 26, 2006

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3503210

Steve M. Harrington October 26, 2006

Thank you all very much. I am really pleased. #3505601

Dianna Hauf May 29, 2007

This should have won in my opinion! One of my favorites in your gallery! Incredible Steve, simply incredible. #4344543

Steve M. Harrington May 29, 2007

Just up the road from Rooster Hollow. I'm pleased you like this, Dianna.
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Dianna Hauf November 28, 2007

I keep coming back to it....just love the textures, colors and effects here! #5145475

Steve M. Harrington November 28, 2007

I'm pleased your taste hasn't changed, Dianna. :) #5145487

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