|South Shields Daily Pictures|
Part of a series of pictures where I have utilised the Orton effect, this macro was shot in a hedgerow near my daughter's school in South Shields.
The original technique invented by Michael Orton was to overlay two or more images of an identical scene with very different exposures on slide film. One image is sharply focused and the others are very out of focus. Orton has also experimented with similar techniques, substituting one of the images in the composition for one of a different subject, such as a texture layer, or combining a multi-colored image and a monotone one.
Photography enthusiasts have embraced the technique and used photo editing programs to replicate it. Some have modified the technique to selectively apply the technique, producing images that have regions of crisp focus and high detail and regions of intense blurriness.
From this Wikipedia article.
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