Pastel Fall Foliage, Courtesy of Lightroom and my Plugin Testing
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desktop background image of a pastelized fall-foliage scene  --  Oddly-Calming Pastel Fall Foliage  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/5.6, ISO 5000 — image data
Oddly-Calming Pastel Fall Foliage
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This one is very much a matter of taste, but I came across this rendition of a fall-foliage scene while futzing in Lightroom as I tested my Lightroom plugins. I often need to make an image look completely different than before, so I can tell at a glance when it arrives at an upload destination I'm working on, and in doing this I usually just slam a develop slider one way or the other to its limit. I tend to not pay attention to which slider I grab, or what the result is, but sometimes the result does grab my attention.

This one grabbed my attention because of its soft pastel colors, and how it feels so... indistinct. It's somehow calming.

I don't normally post these ones that grab my attention because they'd get old rather quickly, but I did post one back in 2008, in “Serendipitous Fun with Adobe Lightroom”.

For reference, here's the original.

Generic Fall Leaves Eikando Temple, Kyoto Japan (永観堂)  --  Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/5.6, ISO 5000 — map & image datanearby photos
Generic Fall Leaves
Eikando Temple, Kyoto Japan (永観堂)

For what it's worth, this photo is from the outing to the Eikando Temple last fall that produced:


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