I’ve been looking for this effect for quite a while, and quite serendipitously found the recipe at the Moderskeppet site (sorry, Swedish only – hey, maybe I should offer my translation services?!) while looking for an entirely different trick… Thank you, Sanna at Moderskeppet!
I have no way of knowing if he uses anything like this method (there have been others who have achieved similar effects with HDR technology, but I can’t afford the proper software right now…), but it can make images look a little like those of photographer Kristofer Lönnå, whose work I rather like. Ok, so it doesn’t work for *every* picture (maybe…), but it’s really cool when it fits the motif!
Apart from doing pretty much as the recipe dictates, I’ve also added a final Film grain filter for extra highlight and a slightly grainy surface to this photo. I like. How do you feel about it? 🙂
Oh, now I have *so* many images to try this on…