The “Orton Effect” is not an episode from Star Trek, but it sounds like it could be a really cool one with cheesy effects and big-brained green aliens. Instead, it’s an “analog” effect created by Michael Orton in the darkroom. The simplest version of this is to have one negative of normal exposure/focusing, sandwiched with another negative that’s over-exposed and out of focus. You can simulate this with a double exposure in-camera as well. This was admittedly done in Photoshop with an “action,” or a series of Photoshop procedures that are saved in a macro. It’s a great effect that can save an otherwise run-of-the-mill photo. I did intentionally de-focus the background leaves during exposure, but it just lacked that dreamy effect I was looking for.
Nikon Fm2n, Fuji 200 (self-developed Digibase C-41)