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Set Tongues Wagging

I walk past this display at the grocery store all the time.  All the gossip I could possibly need to know prominently on display:

ISO 64 4.15mm f/2.2 1/35 sec

Is any of it true? Is it simpler in black and white?:

ISO 64 4.15mm f/2.2 1/35 sec

I took this photo for a variety of reasons, but one was that the Luminar software I am using has a filter called “Orton Effect” that its description says will make a photo “sharp and blurry at the same time”. That’s a bit hard to wrap my brain around, but I thought that it might work as an interesting filter on this black and white version of the tabloid.  I’ll be honest, I like what it did here. I’ve also cropped the image a bit and added a vignette. What do you think of the filter and the edit? Feel free to comment below.


This photo was inspired by Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge, Tongues and Tales and also by a conversation with Yvette on her blog about tabloids.



18 thoughts on “Set Tongues Wagging

  1. Definitely more gossip than one needs. I don’t have Luminar software and the thus the filter “Orton Effect”, but the effect looks at little like some layer blending I do in Photoshop. It seems to me that the blurriness is due to black tones defusing into the brighter tones, while thee actually contours are still sharp. I like it. 🙂


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