Pierre has produced a new Lightroom 2 preset. He calls it PH Fade away. It desaturates photographs and then adds a bit of mocha touch. The shadows are leveled out to flow with the lightness and the black areas have increased contrast adjustments to bring depth to the photo. The result is a very nice effect.
John Beardsworth is not a big fan of Lightroom presets. He says, he very rarely uses them. Well, when John does decide to make a set of presets, he produces a splendid set indeed. He's put together a set of presets for adding dramatic punch to weak skies and some added clarity to sunset/sunrise landscapes.
The 4 Punch Graduated Filter preset and Ultra Clarity preset are available in a single .ZIP download. John says ". . . it's the dog's bollocks, honestly." Download it, give it a try, and see if you agree.