My impression was that we could discuss this sort of thing here amongst other photographers here we hang with, no?
The only thing we'd be discussing is guesses of what he might have done. Don't get me wrong, its a great image, and I would love to learn more and improve my craft but pulling a random processed image off the internet and asking what the photographer had done, is a little fruitless - at least I think so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯My impression was that we could discuss this sort of thing here amongst other photographers here we hang with, no?
Okay, agreed, this is my impression as well, looks like a lot of work in the HSL section desaturating the orange (and like) colors. Some are real wizards with this stuff and it would be nice for me to learn some of the more advanced techniques in this area. There are over 19,000 comments/likes on this particular post and with a cursory look-through I didn't see the photographer responding, hence my post here for some of you more experienced Lightroomers to give some feedback.Yes, sure, but @maflynn is correct in saying it's hard to know what was done without knowing what the SOOC looked like. I think there's a bit of a matte tone curve, but the colors could have all been done in camera.
ETA, okay, looking through the tumbler thumbnails, I'd say matte tone curve, dropping blacks in the sliders, a slight overall desaturation and an increased saturation and drop in luminance in the orange channel. That would get you started. Probably some work in the calibration panel also to tweak overall colors throughout.
There's also the possibility it isn't a photo at all.
Excellent sleuth work here, your time in putting this together is appreciated!It could well be two photo's or just well lit its hard to tell, the watch is very bright compared to the background.The photog could just of nailed the lightfall off or it could be achieved in post..either way its done very well
If you track the photo back some credit seems to be given to Megan joy for a photoshop action called.......Photoshop-action-turquoise-pastel-333948533
Unfortunately I can't find this action.....
......although on this page (and credit to her!!) she does appear to be giving way a number of actions for free...https://www.deviantart.com/meganjoy/gallery/34574995/photoshop-actions
A number of her actions feature colour fill...her soft pastel action by way of example has no less than 6 colour fill layers as well as couple of selective colour layers and three separate curve layers (each which appear to have individual colour channels altered).
I think to get a better understanding of the post process this picture went through, photoshop may be more helpful than light-room, in this particular case.