Do you have a source image you'd like to match with the above? The problem is that the source image's lighting is important, and not all images would grade like your example. The image above has the look of heavy overcast and low light, like shortly after dawn or before dusk. If the view angle was wider, I suspect we'd see a dark, non reflective ground. It all makes a difference to the 'look' of the image.
Paste in an image (at a good size) for people here to work with, and I am sure you'll get a few people join the thread.
I dont have a specific image that Im working on, just wanted to ask for some general techinques or information.
Will see if I can find some image that is appropirate.
Thanks for the insight, I dont not think about the lighting and such
in line with Trevor's comment it looked like a slight shift to blue light (dawn light) and blacks pushed a little especially from the bottom (similar effect as non-reflective ground or black "reflector" below the subject) - as for the rest there's a fair number of tweaks you could apply to get close (grain, lens blur, etc). Graduated filters like those that are available in Adobe Lightroom might make it a little easier =).
Graduated filters like those that are available in Adobe Lightroom might make it a little easier =).
I don't use Lightroom, but I have seen some interesting Lightroom Preset packs.