It's this way!  

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Uploaded: 12/13/11 10:54 AM GMT
It's this way!
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Taken in Bruges, Belgium. I softened the image with Orton filtration.


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12/13/11 12:21 AM GMT
Oh what a very cool shot! Lovin the light and shadows in this. Perfect capture of the drivers communicating directions. I'd like to think they're lost in this photo forever. Thanks for sharing.
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12/13/11 12:25 AM GMT
Quite like the mood and feel created/imparted visually here.

Employing the Orton technique was a good good creative and judicious choice for your base photo.

Time and opportunity permitting, here is a tutorial centered on giving you some more control (if desired) over the final results:

"3 Layer Orton Video Tutorial"


I might have been tempted to lower the Opacity of the small red border. Just a tad, as it is.. to my eyes ... too bold and competing of an element that contrasts with the 'softness' of the Ortonizing.

Or.. change the colour, picking up the muted yellows/browns as opposed to red.

That said..

Very nice shot, very nice work. And I do enjoy the final result, make no mistake about my words above.

And but of course.. thank you for sharing this one with us. :o)
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12/13/11 12:45 AM GMT
This caught my eye in new images - there is such a lot to like about it. You have captured the action and created an image with a certain nostalgis. The cobbled road and the light flooding in are extra bonuses.
This is staying on my desktop for a while :)
Thanks for a unique and lovely work.
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12/13/11 1:33 PM GMT
Wonderful scene and treatment...favs.
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12/13/11 5:22 PM GMT
Ray... this is very pleasing to the eye! I like that your border-line is but at the top and bottom of the image... it is now red and effective (you do have some reds in the image) but do consider Les' suggestion for a possible line-colour change. One never knows...  :o)
I will add that normally I do not appreciate the Orton effect... but (at least at this time) I do in your work!
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12/14/11 6:51 AM GMT
Such a wonderful Victorian feel to this Ray!! love that Orton affect:):)
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12/15/11 11:58 AM GMT
A captivating street scene. I too enjoy the treatment and mood it evokes. Other than a few modern elements it feels like a walk back in time. Excellent composition.
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12/18/11 8:15 PM GMT
I think the postwork done here, is just marvelous, love the feel of the finished results. Tigs♥ =^..^=
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12/19/11 3:35 AM GMT
A beautiful looking scene and very nice post work. I like the lighting in the photo.
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12/25/11 9:16 PM GMT
Awesome photo, really beautiful!
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04/03/18 3:32 PM GMT
Interesting use of the Orton effect. It has a dreamlike quality.
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