Dragan Eyes by Luke Griffin

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A friend of a friend we bumped into at one of the local watering holes (pub / bar for those non-Aussies) in the Adelaide hills over Easter. Just had to get a shot of his cool little moustache tat.

My first attempt at the Dragan effect… I’m pretty happy with the outcome. I love the way the eyes have really come out in the processing.

Photograph taken in Adelaide, Australia.

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*Photograph taken with Nikon D7000, 55-200mm Nikkor lens @ 175mm, iso1000, 1/80 sec, f/5.3 , handheld. Final processing in PS CS4.

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Originally hailing from Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, Luke’s work uniquely reflects his life-long love of the outdoors and his keen interest in portraiture. Having recently returned from 4.5 years living and travelling abroad, his portfolio presents an intriguing variety of images that will delight any viewer.

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  • ozjami
    ozjamiabout 3 years ago

    LOL great capture !!!

  • Cheers!

    – Luke Griffin

  • leapdaybride
    leapdaybrideabout 3 years ago

    I luv this!!! creatively funny! :)

  • Hee hee… thanks.

    – Luke Griffin

  • dcdigital
    dcdigitalabout 3 years ago

  • Many thanks DC. I wasn’t sure if it would be accepted. Thrilled that it made it in.


    – Luke Griffin

  • Chelei
    Cheleiabout 3 years ago

    Excellent work! Congratulations on your Feature in the Just Fun Group! Don’t forget to put it in the May Best of the Features Challenge!

  • Thank you so much Chelei!!

    I will be sure to pop it in the challenge – cheers for the heads up.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Joseph T. Meirose IV
    Joseph T. Meir...about 3 years ago

    HA! It is your photo. Wasn’t sure from the feed at the top of my wall. Bravo. Fantastic pose and his eyes are full of light. Well done, mate! ;)

  • LOL… thanks Joe.

    Yup, something different to my normal processing. I like it though and hope to be able to apply it to other such suitable images in the future.

    Cheers again Joe.

    – Luke Griffin

  • BTW.. I reckon it’s not bad for a spur of the moment shoot over (after) a few beers. LOL. Mind you, the photo on the right of the little blonde toddler was taken at the same time. Perhaps I should do more shoots at pubs. Could be onto something there!!

    – Luke Griffin

  • HennaGoddess
    HennaGoddessabout 3 years ago

    This is awesome work Congrats Luke

  • Many thanks HG! ;-)

    – Luke Griffin

  • Joseph T. Meirose IV
    Joseph T. Meir...about 3 years ago

    lol, indeed Luke. A big fan, of all that you publish it seems. ;)

  • a humbled thanks, mate.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Chelei
    Cheleiabout 3 years ago

    Ok, tell me about the Dragan Effect – it has to be something good……

  • It takes a bit of time, and not all images will be suitable for it (not unlike most other processing techniques I suppose).
    I followed this tutorial HERE and think it turned out kinda alright.

    – Luke Griffin

  • henuly1
    henuly1about 3 years ago

    nice shot and treatment!

  • Thank you mate.

    – Luke Griffin

  • Dora Artemiadi
    Dora Artemiadiabout 3 years ago

    congrays, excellent picture!

  • Thank you kindly.

    – Luke Griffin

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