I was going to close for November but as I was in experimenting mood I thought I would have a go at the Dragan style. I had of course heard of Gangnam Style but I confess until I saw this web page here I was unaware of the work of Andrzej Dragan. Supposedly I am trying to find my individual style not copy that of others but it was also a useful learning exercise, seeing how this was done and indeed how simple it is.
I chose a picture from my Cambodia trip. I have had several goes at this and all have disappointed me. Possibly the raw material is simply not good enough. I am not sure yet whether this succeeds in my mind or not. That alone probably tells me it isn’t a success but for what it is worth, here is a visiting monk, who kindly agreed to let me take his portrait.
NB: following Steve Gingold’s helpful comments I removed the background spots and the yellow cast that the original processing produced. This rework has much more of a traditional sepia tint to it whilst retaining the accentuated detail. I think this is better and less like something that lights up when you take the kids on the fairground ghost train. Thank you, Steve!