F-stop-f/4.3, shutter speed-1/80 sec., ISO-100, focal length-9mm

An Iona & Ron Orb

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12 Responses to *Pattern*

  1. danudin says:

    Intriguing pattern pattern and it would have induced in me, the desire to orbize it too, but even someone as underhanded as me would never take credit for what Saint Wendy, the Patron Saint of Elements Village taught me. Also I know she has been Canonized but when is she going to be Nikonated too?

  2. Lorri says:

    I like the depth in the contrasts on the top shot. The pattern down inside the block doesn’t get lost–nice job lighting this so you kept all of that.

  3. Julie McLeod says:

    Wow, art from a cement block? That is a very cool shot to start with. I don’t usually like to see nice photos made into orbs (don’t get the point) but this one looks really good.

  4. Terri Creasy says:

    Love the orb and all the details, very nice. Is this created with a plug in or special software?

    • Madelaine says:

      Thanks Terri. I got the directions from the Elements Village site. I don’t have the link but saved a doc of the instructions:

      Open up any image but make sure that it is only one layer
      then crop or re-size it into a square ..
      Filter>Distort>Polar Co-ordinates>Polar to Rectangular
      Image>Rotate>Flip Horizontal
      Image>Rotate>Flip Vertical
      Filter>Distort>Polar Co-ordinates:>Rectangular to Polar

      Simple! Please post if you make any!

    • Iona says:

      Be careful Terri. They are very addictive!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€

  5. Iona says:

    Madelaine! This just demonstrates the “power of orbs!” This beautiful pattern on this cement block turned into something else even more beautiful! Nice work and idea, Madelaine!

    Yet, I must join with Ron on this one! I learned from him, he learned from Wendy, and we have all had fun with it. Ron and certainly I feel honored to be so blessed, but the credit really belongs to Wendy. Now, wherever she may have ran across the steps to make orbs, I have no idea.

    Terri! If you have PSE, you can make it in just a few easy steps. Give Ron a holler. He can steer you to Wendy’s instructions on Elements Village.

    Having said all that, I will graciously accept the fact that I likely posted more orbs than anyone else in last year’s challenge. Really enjoyed watching those photos change into something else of beauty. I have not had the time, energy, nor the inclination to resume being the Orb Queen this year. πŸ˜€ Maybe later on, hmmmmm?

  6. Rachel says:

    I love the pattern in the first shot. I actually didn’t realize the second photo was an orb of the first. It really changes the pattern, but is still lovely in its own right. Very cool.

  7. Tammy McChesney says:

    Very, very cool…I love the pattern on the black background, it really adds dimension to the pattern, and then as an orb, WOW!!! Now that turned out very cool!

  8. victry1 says:

    Nice pattern. The black background really helps to show up the details.

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