Was hoping you could shine a light on something for me. After importing to Lightroom 5 clicking on a picture for 1-2 seconds it looks like it did when i shot it (nice contrast, great colors etc). After that 1 or 2 seconds it goes bland color and contrast seams to change then i have to use lightroom to bring it back to how it looked why is that?
This is normal for RAW photos imported into Lightroom. Initially Lightroom display the JPG preview embedded in the RAW file; then after it has a chance to render the photo, it shows you the RAW, essentially unedited. There is no way to turn this off. You can set up a develop preset that is applied at import that will automatically make the photo look more to your liking.
Thanks a million this makes since!
What dj_paige said (develop preset), and/or you can change default settings (e.g. Alt/Option-click the big Reset button in develop module).