Yesterday I decided to take a lot of photos with the "Dramatic Tone" art filter on my Olympus E-PL2 camera, in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego. Southern California is a good place to use this effect, since, as I discovered, it works best with strong contrasts of color and of light and dark. Here are the most successful attempts. I like the effect for this kind of subject matter.
Click photos to enlarge them - they look better bigger.