Few pictures with a washed out effect are actually worth looking at (I'm talking about things like this).
I think this guy has it figured out, though:
At least, that looks good to me.
Now, just for the sake of knowledge, how would one go about achieving a similar look in, say, Lightroom or Photoshop?
I don't have a clue where I should even begin, I tried mucking about in Lightroom 4 with the sliders in the HSL section, but couldn't come up with anything even remotely meaningful.
Any pointer on how to get started would be appreciated.