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Old Sep 12, 2009, 11:29 PM   #1
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I was at a 9/11 memorial ceremony here in Huntington Beach yesterday and captured this WW II veteran. Decided to apply a "Dragan" effect. What do you think?
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Old Sep 13, 2009, 2:40 AM   #2
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To me its almost too many lines lol...I don't know what "dragan' is...but can you soften it a little?

I think the subject and the pose is awesome tho!!!!!

(But honestly...what the hell do i know????)
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Old Sep 13, 2009, 2:35 PM   #3
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i think with his face coming out of a darker area it would look great new fill layer layer set it to black opacity to about 60% - 70 % select the brush again to 60 % brush the black out ..... ??? might be worth a try maybe but then again i cant get the dragan effect right myself LOL


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Old Sep 13, 2009, 3:51 PM   #4
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The nice thing about a high megapixel camera (Canon 5D Mk II in my case) is that you can do some extreme cropping and still have a sharp image to work with. Here is the same man in a wider angle of the very same shot. Actually, it is already a cropped (by about 20%) of the original. And, although I shot in RAW and JPG, I was only using the JPG image.

As far as the Dragan effect is concerned, I applied it fairly lightly but liked what I got.
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I like your first portrait. Too many lines? Well, when you are in your 80s you do have too many lines but you worked hard for each one. He wears them proudly.
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My sentiments, exactly, Caryl
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Old Sep 18, 2009, 10:10 PM   #7
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I think it's a fine portrait Walter. I like the draganizing effect...just the right amount, I'd say. Good job!
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