October Carpet

Foliage at the side of the road with Orton effect. Burghausen, Bavaria, Germany. October 2009.

Foliage at the side of the road with Orton effect. Burghausen, Bavaria, Germany. October 2009.

The “Orton Effect” is named after it’s inventor, photographer Michael Orton. Originally, it was used with film – it is a double exposure technique where the same scene is photographed twice, once in focus, and then again de-focused, with the de-focused frame also being overexposed. This creates a softening glow effect. Today, it is much easier to achieve the effect with digital technology of course, but it certainly hasn’t lost it’s magic.

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