This pepper shot has been “Ortonized.” According to Wikipedia, “Orton imagery, also called an Orton slide sandwich, 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.”
Wiki goes on to say that 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.”
You can get this effect with just a few clicks by using the free editing software, Picnik. If you’re on Flickr, it’s already there. You can choose to edit with Picnik when you upload your photos. Once you’re in Picnik, click on “Create,” “Featured” then scroll down to “Orton-ish.” Play with the three sliders until you get the look you want. “Bloom” controls the glow, “Brightness” changes saturation and “Fade” controls how strong the effect is.
Here’s a look at the original:
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