Lightroom 3 has cool develop effects built in. I hardly ever use them, because I generally like to think of photography as something that is mainly done in the camera. But I must say, sometimes it is fun to go wild.
Take the “aged photo” effect. Desaturated, basically. Which seems very appropriate for this picture, taken today in Oakville during a Henrys “Creative Urban Photography” outdoor workshop I taught:
Or this wall texture:
So I suppose my message is: don’t feel bad when you want to do some post-production.