That look

I've seen a number of images on Instagram that have a certain "look". I don't have the words to describe them. The images included in this post are examples of that look. I want t learn how to create that look. Perhaps you can help me.

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Hidden Kyoto. Edited with LM Contrast from my Lightroom collection (link in profile). We postponed our trip due to the typhoon and won't arrive until Thursday, but I've no complaints about a few extra days at home, just hoping the storm weakens as they think it will and everyone stays safe & dry. . . I'm spending my days cooking! I've got a few healthy fall recipes in the works for you guys as well as a couple of luscious feast day recipes for the upcoming holidays, so I'm making good use of my extra time! First up will be a creamy coconut pumpkin pie oatmeal and after that I've got the most amazing mushroom & Camembert pie in the works plus easy tacos, a surprisingly awesome (and pretty!) avocado matcha coconut mylk, and a beautiful cauliflower detox bowl to keep in your pocket during this rich eating season. . . Go to the blog via the link in profile and subscribe to not miss any new recipes + you'll get our new, monthly "The Art of Slow Living" newsletter full of tips for being time rich from biggies like how to say no to little time saving kitchen tips. #livemoremagic #localmilkfilter #theartofslowliving . . . . • • • • • #igtravel #travelling #travelingram #traveltheworld #traveler #instapassport #travelblog #localmilkabroad #travelblogger #mytravelgram #instatraveling #kyoto #japan #instago #traveladdict #travelpics #travelphoto #travelawesome #travellife #travels #lonelyplanet #globetrotter #travelstoke #traveldiaries #traveldeeper #natgeotravel #mytinyatlas

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So what do I like about these images? I think I to the bluish-purple-grey tint of the overall images. They have a calming effect on me.

But how do I reproduce the look? Is this something that I can create myself after a few hours (days) of work in Lightroom and Photoshop? Can I just apply a purchased preset and then tweak a bit? How is this done?

Author: Khürt Williams

I work in application security architecture and I live in Montgomery Township, New Jersey with my wife Bhavna. Passionate about photography, you’ll find me writing about cybersecurity, tropical aquariums, terrariums, hiking, craft breweries, and capturing birds on camera. My prose is like a caffeinated squirrel—fast, unpredictable, and occasionally insightful.