I've been seeing various photographers post photos with this type of effect
it's a bit washed out, yet retains the crisp detail and the colors are almost pastel?
I am pretty good with photoshop, and i spent hours playing with color/levels/hues/saturation/trying to overlay colors (ala instagram), but it never comes out like this, and if it comes close it's almost by accident.
Can someone provide some insight as to how such effects are achieved? is it just a result of years of tuning ones post processing prowess?
The camera I am using is Nikon D7000.