Sunlight Through The Trees

The sunlight illuminates the leaves in the trees along the trail at the Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve in Illinois – USA. Photo: ‘Sunlight Through The Trees – Orton Effect’ – Copyright 2022 Frank J Casella All Rights Reserved.

Orton imagery, also called an Orton slide sandwich or the Orton Effect, is a photography technique which blends two completely different photos of the same scene, resulting in a distinctive mix of high and low detail areas within the same photo. It was originated by photographer Michael Orton in the mid 1980s.

This now can be done with the push of a button in post processing software, just as ribbet.com. However you can manually layer it in Adobe Lightroom as well.

There are a few photography techniques like this that I employ, but for the most part my photography is devoted exclusively to Fine Art Photography . those images which are technically excellent virtually straight from the camera with minimal post processing.

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