Leo Carillo Ranch, Carlsbad CA - May, 2011
My goal was to try and create a painted look with Lightroom alone. I ran into some limitations, which is good because that means I learned a few things. I wish Noise Reduction worked the same inside a targeted adjustment filter as it does in the Detail panel. That would have allowed me to stack up the effect, and in theory create a more painted look.
Regardless of the technical issues, I'm happy with the result.